In a memo released Thursday, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said that officers and commanders must act as substitute parents for their young troops, charging leaders to "use their authority and force of personality to prevent and eliminate sexual assault from…
By Darlene Superville, Associated Press
President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed into law a sweeping defense policy bill that authorizes a $700 billion budget for the military. But there's a catch.
By Larisa Epatko
The threat from North Korea has the U.S. reassessing its missile defense system and has prompted moves in Congress to boost missile defense funding. But does the current system really work? We got perspectives from two experts.
By Associated Press
A ground invasion of North Korea is the only way to locate and destroy, with complete certainty, all components of leader Kim Jong Un's nuclear weapons program, according to a Pentagon official.
By Associated Press
A helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan killed Jacob M. Sims, a 36-year-old chief warrant officer from Juneau, Alaska.
By Robert Burns and Matthew Pennington, Associated Press
The Pentagon says B-1B bombers from Guam and F-15 fighter escorts from Okinawa, Japan, have flown a mission in international airspace over the waters east of North Korea.
By Jen Fifield, Stateline
Military families face unique stresses that may put military children at higher risk of maltreatment. Pentagon officials are pushing for state laws to require better reporting of suspected child abuse and neglect.
By Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
The Pentagon is quietly seizing more control over warfighting decisions, sending hundreds more troops to war with little public debate.
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Thursday, defense secretary-designate Gen. James Mattis said at his confirmation hearing that the U.S. must recognize Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to break apart the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Also, the first of 3,500 U.S.
President-elect Donald Trump used a rally in Cincinnati on Thursday night to “unofficially” announce retired Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis as his secretary of defense, telling the audience to keep the news hushed. Meanwhile, at Harvard University's traditionally civil post-election…
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