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Pentagon Chief Visits Mongolia to Strengthen Military Bonds
Esper's stop in Ulaanbaatar underscored its role in America's strategy that lists China and Russia as priority competitors.
US Intends to Prevent Turkey invasion into Syria, Esper Says
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened an imminent attack to push back U.S.-allied Syrian Kurdish Forces.
US Still Seeks Allies in Gulf Maritime Coalition
The U.S. military's main role would be to provide "maritime domain awareness" to coalition partners in vulnerable waterways.
Senate Panel Advances Hyten's Nomination Despite Sex Assault Allegation
Gen. John Hyten flatly denied the allegations during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing this week.
Military Studies 'Hyperfit' Women who Pass Grueling Courses
Army medical researchers hope to uncover answers in a just-launched voluntary study.
US Gets No Commitment from NATO for Help on Iran Threat
Acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper said the U.S. will come back next month and provide reluctant allies more details.
Pentagon Is Without a Chief as US Faces Many Global Threats
It's a difficult time for the Pentagon to be without a permanent U.S. defense secretary.
Military Strikes Against Iran Abruptly Called Off
Asked earlier in the day about a U.S. response to the attack, Trump said, "You'll soon find out."
Officials: US to Send About 1,000 More Troops to Poland
The new plans call for the construction of a new combat training center in Drawsko Pomorskie.
Acting Defense Chief: Major Drills with South Korea Still on Hold
South Korea and the U.S. last year eliminated larger military drills and said they would replace them with smaller exercises.
Pentagon Tells White House to Stop Politicizing Military
A defense official said Shanahan is considering a clearer directive to the military about avoiding political situations.
Shanahan to Call Out China over South China Sea
Shanahan said he can't ignore the communist giant's military development on the manmade outposts.
Trump Denies Giving Directive to Keep USS McCain Out of View
The president and the acting defense secretary distanced themselves from an order to keep the ship out of sight on a visit.
White House Wanted USS McCain Moved for Trump, Officials Say
President Trump feuded with McCain publicly for years and at one point mocked his military service.
Pentagon Nominee Focuses on China Despite Mideast Tensions
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan arrived Wednesday in Asia on a high-profile weeklong trip.
Most Popular Military News
4 Super Hornets Damaged in Carrier Landing Gone Wrong
An E-2D Hawkeye struck two aircraft and sent debris flying into two others in a Class A mishap on the USS Abraham Lincoln.
Navy Relieves Cruiser Antietam's Skipper After 12 Weeks on the Job
Capt. Tadd Gorman was relieved less than three months after he took command.
'We Are Dropping Like Flies.' Ex-Fighter Pilots Push for Earlier Cancer Screenings
Former Air Force and Navy fighter pilots are calling on the military to begin cancer screenings for aviators as young as 30.
Army Announces Winter Deployments to Europe, Afghanistan
Two Army units are headed to Afghanistan amid thinning hopes that the U.S. will reach a peace deal with the Taliban.
Executive Officer of Secretive Navy Submarine Fired Due to Loss of Confidence
He's the fifth Navy senior leader to be fired this month.
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Master Sgts. Luis F. Deleon-Figueroa, 31, and Jose J. Gonzalez, 35, died in combat in Faryab province, Afghanistan.
Alaska Paratrooper Dies After Crashing Motorcycle into Guardrail
The Army announced Wednesday night that Sgt. Timothy Scott Woods II had been killed.
First Woman on the Moon Could Be a Soldier
Lt. Col. Anne McClain is one of 12 female astronauts who could become the first woman on the moon by 2024.
New CNO Gilday Says He'll Lead Navy 'With a Sense of Urgency'
"We will question our assumptions; we will think differently about the competition we are now in," Gilday said.
Vision and Disaster: The Complex Legacy of CNO Adm. John Richardson
The cerebral former head of Naval Nuclear Propulsion has served through a period of service calamity and upheaval.
Pearl Harbor Destroyer USS Michael Murphy Returns After 92 Days at Sea
It was an eventful 92 days at sea for the destroyer USS Michael Murphy, which returned Monday to Pearl Harbor.
Air Force News
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Tops 30K Employees
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base for the first time in decades employs more than 30,000 people.
High Levels of Toxic Chemicals Found in Water at Air Force Academy: Officials
Air Force officials stressed that drinking water at the academy wasn't affected.
Eglin Curtails Run Portion of PT Test After Captain's Death
Capt. Tranay Lashawn Tanner, 29, was transported to the Eglin Hospital on Saturday morning with health complications.
Marine Corps News
US Marine Charged with Kidnapping 16-Year-Old Girl
A Marine reservist has been charged with felony kidnapping, stalking and criminal confinement.
Color Sergeant of the Marine Corps Warned After Burning Troops with Lighter
Sgt. Francis Frazier was cleared of hazing allegations but got a non-punitive letter of caution for poor leadership.
Marine Corps Commandant Acknowledges Worries on Japan-Korean Ties
Gen. David Berger stressed that Japan and Korea have common interests despite their differences.
Coast Guard News
Coast Guard Suspends Search for Firefighters Who Went Missing While Boating
The search for two firefighters who went missing while fishing off the coast of Cape Canaveral was suspended.
Trial Date Set for Coast Guard Officer Who Allegedly Maintained 'Hit List'
Lt. Christopher Paul Hasson faces weapons and drug charges.
Coast Guardsman Charged with Domestic Battery
A member of the U.S. Coast Guard is charged with assaulting his wife, according to a report.