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President Trump says he wants to bring U.S. troops home from Syria, the Korean Peninsula, Europe and elsewhere and unload part of America's military burden onto other nations, but his "default position" meets stiff headwinds inside the Pentagon and on Capitol Hill, defense insiders and analysts say. Defense Department figures ... [Read More]
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A U.S. helicopter crashed in Iraq on Monday morning, killing one and injuring at least three others, American officials said in a statement, marking the second fatal crash so far this year. Joint Operation Inherent Resolve, the U.S.-led mission to destroy the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, said the ... [Read More]
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China's military is "likely training for strikes" against U.S. targets in the Pacific, the Defense Department warned Thursday in a sobering report that says Beijing's broader strategy is to develop armed forces capabilities able to "degrade" American advantages. [Read More]
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China's military is "likely training for strikes" against U.S. targets in the Pacific, the Defense Department warned Thursday in a sobering report that says Beijing's broader strategy is to develop armed forces capabilities able to "degrade" American advantages. The Pentagon's assessment — part of a much larger annual report to ... [Read More]
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President Trump has nominated a top aide to Defense Secretary James Mattis to serve as the next head of U.S. Southern Command. [Read More]
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The U.S. military will help provide security later this year for a key G-20 summit in Argentina, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said Wednesday, casting the gathering as a key example of deepening ties between the two nations. Speaking to reporters while traveling to Santiago, Mr. Mattis — who made ... [Read More]
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Osama Bin Laden has been dead for years and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's "caliphate" in the Middle East has crumbled, but the global jihadist threat continues to boil as extremists retreat underground to plot terror strikes around the world. [Read More]
Osama Bin Laden has been dead for years and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's "caliphate" in the Middle East has crumbled, but the global jihadist threat continues to boil as extremists retreat underground to plot terror strikes around the world. Some 20,000 to 30,000 fighters loyal to Baghdadi's Islamic State movement, also ... [Read More]
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A top State Department official warned Tuesday that Russian "space apparatus inspector" satellites are behaving unlike anything seen before, and that current international inspection protocol makes it virtually impossible to know whether they could actually be space weapons. Yleem D.S. Poblete, assistant secretary of state for arms control, verification, and ... [Read More]
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The Pentagon's top spokesperson reportedly faces an internal investigation amid claims she asked staff members to pick up her drycleaning and fill out her mortgage paperwork, and then retaliated against them when they filed complaints. [Read More]
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A top State Department official warned Tuesday that Russian "space apparatus inspector" satellites are behaving unlike anything seen before, and that current international inspection protocol makes it virtually impossible to know for sure whether they could actually be space-weapon prototypes. [Read More]
President Trump's call for a U.S. "Space Force" may have turned into a punchline on Twitter and late-night TV, but U.S. intelligence agencies, military insiders and security analysts say the nation must take real, concrete action to prepare for conflicts in space or risk falling behind its global foes, chiefly Russia and China. [Read More]
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China is close to shooting into space a weapon it claims can blind the optical censors atop any satellite missile defense system. Russia will soon stand up its own "S-500 missile program" that it boasts can hit targets nearly 400 miles above Earth's surface. And Iran has ambitions to attack ... [Read More]
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The U.S. "Space Force" will become a reality by 2020, Vice President Mike Pence and Defense Secretary James Mattis promised Thursday, laying out a highly ambitious timeline to set up the first new branch of the armed forces in 75 years and making the case that America must prepare for ... [Read More]
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The Pentagon is moving ahead with President Trump's call to establish a "Space Force" as a potential sixth branch of the U.S. armed forces, with top officials scrambling to tamp down reports of disagreement between military leaders and the White House ahead of a high-profile speech Thursday by Vice President ... [Read More]
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Top Russian officials warned this week that "horrible conflict" will follow if Georgia is allowed to join NATO, adding even more tension to an already simmering situation in the region. The remarks on Tuesday from Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev come a decade after the brief Russia-Georgia war of 2008, ... [Read More]
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The use of explosives-laden drones in an assassination attempt against Venezuela's president over the weekend has sent concern soaring among security officials over the growing threat that even consumer-level drones rigged with rudimentary bombs now pose to heads of state around the world. The failed attempt on Venezuelan President Nicolas ... [Read More]
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Despite having been captured in 2003 and first charged more than a decade ago in the 9/11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has yet to receive a trial date. Defense Department officials overseeing the military commission proceedings can offer little in the way of a timeline. [Read More]
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Marines tend to have more sexual partners and are more likely to engage in unprotected sex than their colleagues in other branches of the military, a new study shows. [Read More]
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President Trump's favorite corporate punching bag is on the verge of landing a breakthrough 10-year, $10 billion Pentagon contract that would transform how the military shares information. Analysts and insiders say Amazon is the runaway favorite for the Defense Department's Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud project, which officially opened ... [Read More]
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