The Pentagon is allowing transgender people to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, despite President Donald Trump’s opposition.
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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will meet with leaders of Pakistan Monday to seek common ground on the counterterrorism fight, amid Trump administration calls for Islamabad to more aggressively go after the insurgents moving back and forth across the border with Afghanistan.
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The U.S. military is shifting its stance in Syria, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday, as the program to arm the Kurdish opposition comes to a close and is replaced by increased support to local police and security forces.
NATO officials say that after months of lobbying allies to increase their troop contributions for the Afghanistan war, the alliance came up short, meeting a bit more than 90 percent of the military requirements outlined by commanders.
U.S. officials say the planned deployment of hundreds more U.S. Army trainers to Afghanistan early next year probably will increase the total number of American forces there to almost 16,000.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says he has directed the Pentagon’s watchdog to examine the circumstances of the Air Force’s failure to report the Texas church shooter’s domestic violence conviction to the FBI.
The Army’s new training brigade is looking beyond traditional best practices to see if soldiers meet the cultural and personality criteria to train local forces in dramatically different cultures.
Concerned about widespread training and leadership failures in the Pacific fleet that triggered two deadly ship collisions, the Navy’s top officer said Thursday that he’s asked his commanders around the world to review their staff and ships to see if they have similar problems.
U.S. Navy leaders are recommending a sweeping list of changes in sailor training, crew requirements and safety procedures to address systemic problems across the Pacific fleet that led to two deadly ship collisions earlier this year, killing 17 sailors.
The U.S. military believes someone in a Niger village may have tipped off attackers to the presence of U.S. commandoes and Nigerien forces in the area, setting in motion the ambush that killed four Americans, a senior defense official said Tuesday.
The top U.S. general says four U.S. special operations forces died in Niger (nee-ZHEHR’) Oct. 4 amid a “complex situation” and a “difficult firefight.”
The top U.S. commander for the Middle East says American troops in Afghanistan have begun working with smaller Afghan units to prepare them for a more aggressive offensive against the Taliban next year in a push to break the stalemate in the 16-year-old war.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Islamic extremists that ambushed and killed U.S. Army commandoes in Niger last week hadn’t operated in that area before.
After an extensive search, a U.S. soldier who had been missing for nearly two days in Niger has been found dead, a result of a deadly ambush by dozens of Islamic extremists on a joint patrol of American and Niger forces, U.S. officials said Friday.
Pentagon officials say the Defense Department’s response to the hurricane disaster in Puerto Rico is slowing the deployment of some U.S. forces to Afghanistan.
The Pentagon says an American citizen who was fighting with Islamic State militants and surrendered in Syria more than two weeks ago remains in U.S. military custody.
The Army is putting together a series of new mental health, counseling and career management programs to shape stronger, more ethical leaders.
The Navy’s top officer says that although commanders are ultimately responsible for problems leading to two recent fatal ship collisions — the spike in naval operations combined with budget shortfalls and uncertainty strained his force and made it difficult to do needed training and maintenance.