Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.) vowed to oppose the appointment of retired Marine Gen. James Mattis to defense secretary under the Trump administration, arguing that the U.S. military should be led by a civilian.
House lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to approve an annual defense policy bill that would halt the drawdown on end strength of the U.S. military services, implement reforms at the Department of Defense, and give America’s troops a pay raise.
Hundreds of patients at a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Wisconsin may have been infected with HIV or other diseases as a result of prohibited practices by one of its providers.
Russia is prepared to respond to “unfriendly” behavior by the United States by strengthening its defense forces and pursuing “tit-for-tat” and “asymmetrical” measures, according to the new foreign policy concept that President Vladimir Putin signed on Thursday.
Ukraine plans to conduct missile test launches near the border with Russian-occupied Crimea this week amid threats from Moscow that it will launch a military strike in retaliation.
Former Missouri Sen. Jim Talent, who is considered a potential pick for President-elect Donald Trump’s defense secretary, said Wednesday that he is “very interested” in playing a role in the incoming administration.
President-elect Donald Trump is said to be considering former Massachusetts senator Scott Brown and Pete Hegseth, an Army veteran and former CEO of Concerned Veterans for America, to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs.
A six-week investigation by the U.S. Air Force Central Command concluded that jets operated by the anti-Islamic State coalition mistakenly struck forces likely aligned with the Syrian government in September, and blamed the incident on “human error.”
The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University in Columbus on Monday.
The international community is increasingly wary that ISIS and other terror groups may be exploiting weaknesses Latin American countries to fund terrorist activities.