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The Pentagon this week issued a blistering assessment of North Korea, arguing that simply staying in power while building up a powerful nuclear arsenal for an expected military confrontation with the U.S. are Kim Jong-un's only real objectives. The Defense Department's annual assessment of the situation in North Korea — ... [Read More]
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With nationalist Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and his political allies now in the driver's seat in Iraq's parliament, U.S. military planners and diplomats are grappling with what the former militia leader's dramatic rise to power means for U.S. policy — and whether he turns out to be the Iranian puppet ... [Read More]
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Pentagon officials have kicked out the Chinese navy from participating in the world's largest annual maritime military exercise in the Pacific, citing Beijing's continued militarization of territories in the hotly contested South China Sea. Chinese forces along with the U.S. and 27 other countries in the Rim of the Pacific, ... [Read More]
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A military plane crashed Wednesday morning near Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi, officials said. The Air Force T-38C Talon II went down at 8:30 a.m., and the exact cause of the crash wasn't immediately clear. "Both pilots ejected from the aircraft safely. Local law enforcement and first responders are ... [Read More]
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The Defense Department this week stiffened its policy on cellphone use inside the Pentagon but stopped short of the complete ban that had been under consideration and which would've marked a major day-to-day change for the tens of thousands of employees who work inside the sprawling facility. The new protocol ... [Read More]
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A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Tuesday unveiled a bill that would give the president explicit authority to fight al Qaeda and the Islamic State — but the measure would expire after five years and would force Congress to routinely revisit U.S. military strategy. The Authorization for Use of Military ... [Read More]
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