Esper: South Korea Wealthy Enough to Pay More for US Troops
"Korea is a wealthy country and could and should pay more to help offset the cost of defense," he said.
Esper: US Could Alter Military Drills to Boost North Korea Talks
He is open to altering U.S. activities in South Korea to push a diplomatic deal to eliminate North Korea's nuclear program.
Pentagon Chief Tries to Keep Asia in Focus with Second Trip
Barely four months into his tenure, Defense Secretary Mark Esper is making his second trek across the Pacific.
US Official: IS Leader Believed Dead in US Military Assault
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was targeted in Syria's northwestern Idlib province.
The US Troops Leaving Syria Are Headed to Iraq, Kuwait
A U.S. official says the 1K troops being withdrawn from northern Syria will reposition in Iraq, Kuwait and possibly Jordan.
Trump Threatens Turkey's Economy and Imposes Sanctions
The president announced sanctions aimed at restraining the Turks' assault against Kurdish fighters and civilians in Syria.
Trump Defends Syria Troop Plan from Criticism Home, Abroad
The sudden decision to pull back U.S. troops from northern Syria drew quick, strong criticism Monday.
Trump: It Looks Like Iran Hit Saudis, No Military Option Yet
President Donald Trump declared Monday it "looks" like Iran was behind the explosive attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities.
Trump Says Peace Talks with Taliban Are Now 'Dead'
It's unclear whether Trump will go ahead with planned U.S. troop cuts.
Pentagon Cancels Billion-Dollar Missile Defense Project
The move is aimed in part at considering new approaches to missile defense at a time of rapid technological change.
US Officials: Iran Test-Launched a Medium-Range Missile
Iran has responded to stepped-up U.S. economic sanctions with a variety of military moves.
US Troops Returning to Saudi Arabia Amid Threats from Iran
The Saudi air base became a hub of American air power in the Middle East in the 1990s but was abandoned by Washington in 2003...
Iran Says It Seized British Oil Tanker in Strait of Hormuz
The operator of the Stena Impero said it was unable to contact the ship.
Pentagon In Its Longest-Ever Stretch of Leadership Limbo
When he resigned as defense secretary last December, Jim Mattis thought it might take two months to install a successor.
US Proceeding with Plan for Coalition to Deter Iran Threats
Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford said the Pentagon has developed a specific plan.
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New Commissary, Exchange Access Delayed for Many Veterans
Disabled veterans and Purple Heart recipients won't see on-base access for commissaries and exchange stores any time soon.
'Black Hawk Down' Veteran Dies at Age 64
James McMahon served 16 years in the Army's 75th Ranger Regiment and then later as a member of the elite Delta Force.
The Most Muscular Unit in the Marine Corps Is Accepting Applications
If you can squat more than 300 pounds -- and then do it again nine more times -- the Marines may have an elite job for you.
Trump Restores Rank to SEAL, Grants Clemency for Soldiers in War Zone Crimes Cases
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Buttigieg Touts Military Service, Wary of Overstating Role
Pete Buttigieg is careful not to call himself a combat veteran even as he notes the danger he faced.
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Army Providing Security for Vindman During Probe
An official says the Army and local law enforcement are providing security as he testifies during the impeachment hearing.
Butterfly on a Bomb Range: Endangered Species Act at Work on Fort Bragg
As a 400-pound explosive resounds in the distance, a tiny St. Francis Satyr butterfly flits among the splotchy leaves.
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The U.S. Navy says the USS Abraham Lincoln transited the strait on Tuesday, making its way to the Persian Gulf.
As Gallagher Faces Loss of Trident, Lawyers Claim SEAL Brass Showed Contempt for Trump
Navy SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher's high-profile legal battle has been fraught with controversy.
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The kit kept subjects reasonably warm for six hours in temperatures that dropped below minus 65.
Air Force Leader Who Wrote Essay About Respecting Subordinates Fired for Disrespecting Subordinates
The command chief of the 20th Fighter Wing at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, was removed from his position last month.
The Air Force Could Retire These 8 Fighter Planes and Bombers
Some think that getting rid of the old stuff to make room for the new makes sense.
Marine Corps News
Ruling Threatens Smuggling Cases Against Camp Pendleton Marines
Marine Corps prosecutors were scrambling Tuesday to save numerous cases tied to a human smuggling investigation.
On Eve of Funeral, Marine's Widow Remains in Limbo
As a last-ditch measure, a law firm now plans to send a cease-and-desist letter on her behalf to the funeral home.
Attorney Calls on US Marine Deserter to Turn Himself In
Michael Alexander Brown is wanted for questioning in the murder of his mother's boyfriend.
Coast Guard News
Coast Guardsman Charged with Murder Released from Brig amid Change in Charges
Seaman Ethan W. Tucker was arrested August 28 after a Coast Guard investigation into the death of Seaman Ethan Kelch.
Coast Guard Moves Alabama Training After Swimmers Fall Ill
News outlets report training has been moved from Mobile Bay to the Gulf of Mexico.
Coast Guard Seizes Shocking $69 Million Worth of Cocaine from Drug-Running Sub
Video shows the crew of the Cutter Harriet Lane removing 5,000 pounds of cocaine from the semi-submersible vessel.