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Esper Opens Door for Military Academy Athletes to Delay Service, Go Pro
Esper signed a memo laying out the new guidelines, which says the athletes must get approval from the defense secretary.
Trump Says US on the Hunt for New Islamic State's Leader
Trump didn't mention the name of the new target, but he is likely referring to Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi.
Trump OKs Wider Syria Oil Mission, Raising Legal Questions
The decision locks hundreds of U.S. troops into a more complicated presence in Syria.
Esper Has Sharp Words for Turkey over Syria Invasion
Esper said Turkey is heading in the wrong direction, spinning closer to Russia.
Iraq Official: US Troops from Syria to Leave Iraq in 4 Weeks
U.S troops withdrawing from Syria to Iraq will leave the country within four weeks, Iraq's defense minister said.
US to Ask NATO to Pay More to Protect Saudi Arabia from Iran
The plan is part of a broader U.S. campaign to get NATO allies to take on more responsibility for security in the Gulf.
US May Now Keep Some Troops in Syria to Guard Oil Fields
The U.S. is considering leaving some troops behind to secure oil fields and make sure they don't fall into the hands of ISIS.
Residents of Northeast Syria City Pelt Departing US Troops
People in the street hurled potatoes at the vehicles, shouting, "No America," and "America liar," in English.
US Defense Chief in Afghanistan for Firsthand Look at War
Esper told reporters traveling with him that he believes the U.S. can reduce its force in Afghanistan to 8,600.
Defense Chief: US Troops Leaving Syria to Go to Western Iraq
Esper did not rule out the idea that U.S. forces would conduct counterterrorism missions from Iraq into Syria.
Big Changes to Grueling Special Forces Course Draw Scrutiny
Critics fear that Green Berets will become weaker and "dangerously less capable than ever before."
US Moves 2 British ISIS Members Known as 'Beatles' from Syria
President Trump said the U.S. has moved some of the Islamic State prisoners amid fears some could escape custody.
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.
Senate Confirms Former Ranger as New Army Secretary
Ryan McCarthy, a former Army Ranger who served in Afghanistan, has been acting secretary for months.
US General for NATO: Afghan Violence Will Rise Before Vote
Air Force Gen. Tod Wolters said "there are no discussions" with allies about any troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.
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Airman of the Year Earns Silver Star for Heroism in Afghan Firefights
One firefight went on for nearly 10 hours.
Air Force Engineers Invent a 'Fortress' Against Mass Shooters
An Air Force engineer and his team have developed a sturdy, portable, yet affordable door barricade.
Trump Restores Rank to SEAL, Grants Clemency for Soldiers in War Zone Crimes Cases
"As the President has stated, 'when our soldiers have to fight for our country, I want to give them the confidence to fight.'...
'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.
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Army's Future Tactical Glasses Will Help Soldiers Tell Friend from Foe
They also allow a soldier to access tactical information without taking an eye off the battlefield.
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.
Navy's Top SEAL Can Revoke Tridents. Here's Why He's Sending Gallagher to a Board Instead
Chief Eddie Gallagher's legal team is hitting back against the idea of revoking his trident.
Sound Off: Should We Stop Naming Aircraft Carriers After Presidents?
Every single president ever elected in the United States of America has been the embodiment of evil to at least some of the v...
US Navy Carrier Transits Strait of Hormuz After Deployment
The U.S. Navy says the USS Abraham Lincoln transited the strait on Tuesday, making its way to the Persian Gulf.
Air Force News
He Was the Sole JTAC Supporting a Green Beret Team. Then Machine-Gun Fire Rained Down
Air Force Tech Sgt. Cody Smith doesn't believe he is "remarkable" or "special" in any way.
National Guard General Won’t Oust Whistleblower Until Probe Ends
Master Sgt. Jay Ellis triggered two federal investigations into sexual assault in his unit.
Air Force Is Latest Service to Warn Against Using CBD Product Use
It's a hot new trend. But it's still off limits.
Marine Corps News
Marine Veteran Imprisoned in Iran Sues US for Withholding Victim Funds
Amir Hekmati was imprisoned and abused by Iranian authorities for years over accusations he was a spy.
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.
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.