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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.
More Remains Identified as US Troops Killed in Korean War
The U.S. military says it has identified the remains of three more Americans killed during the Korean War.
Sources: Pentagon Proposing Troop Buildup in the Mideast
The Pentagon on will present plans to the White House to send up to 10,000 more troops to the Middle East, officials said.
Pentagon Appoints Four-Star Officer to Do New Review of 2017 Niger Attack
In a statement, the Pentagon said the investigating officer will do a "new, narrowly-scoped review."
Parris Island Officials Unsure if USMC Will Fully Integrate Boot Camp
The Corps’ brief experiment integrating female recruits into an all-male unit was driven by logistics and money.
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Should Low-Income Military Families Get a Food Allowance? White House Says No
A provision in the House defense policy bill would create an entitlement to cover food and other needs.
Here's the New Marine Corps Weapon that Just Destroyed an Iranian Drone
The Marine Corps' Light Marine Air Defense Integrated System, known as LMADIS, jammed an Iranian drone.
Lawmaker Orders Investigation into 'Pink Tax' on Women's Military Uniforms
A bill in Congress would order a GAO report on whether there really are gender disparities in uniform prices.
US Marine Corps Asks Duncan Hunter to Stop Using Marine Symbols for Campaign
The service apparently wrote Hunter a letter asking him to immediately stop using the USMC Eagle, Globe and Anchor emblem.
Marines' New Top Officer Wants to Give New Moms a Full Year Off
The commandant's plan would drastically expand the service's maternity leave benefits.
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West Virginia Soldier Dies in Kuwait in Non-Combat Incident
The incident is under investigation.
Navy Identifies Sailor Lost at Sea from Carrier Lincoln
Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Slayton Saldana was reported overboard July 17.
Norfolk Navy Airman Sentenced in Murder for Hire Plot
Navy Airman Uriel Gerardo-Olivas will also receive a dishonorable discharge.
Air Force News
Former Air Force Pilot Lands Plane in All 50 States
Ronald Davis' recent flight in Hawaii represented the culmination of a 63-year journey to land a plane in all 50 states.
Eglin AFB F-35s Hit Their Highest Mission-Capable Rate
The 33rd Fighter Wing posted a 77.1% mission-capable rate for the 33 F-35s on its flight line.
Marine Corps News
Married Marine Colonels to Take on Separate Commands on the Same Day
During two separate Marine Corps change-of-command ceremonies Friday in North Carolina, Col. Ebitz will take the reins.
USS Kearsarge, USS Arlington Return Home After Deployment
The USS Kearsarge and USS Arlington returned to Norfolk Thursday following a seven-month deployment.
Coast Guard News
Coast Guard Cutter Provides World War II Aviator with Final Sendoff
His memorial service took place on board the Coast Guard cutter Oliver Berry.
Here's How the US Coast Guard Helped Put El Chapo Away for Life
Drug interdictions by the service played a role in convicting the kingpin.
Barry Drenches Gulf Coast, but Initially Spares New Orleans
Coast Guard helicopters rescued a dozen people and two pets from flooded areas of Terrebonne Parish, south of New Orleans.