The European Union on Monday agreed on a defense plan that could see it sending rapid response forces abroad for the first time, as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s criticism of allies appeared to galvanize Europe into revamping its strategy.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter is reviewing military recruiting standards amid concerns that the current rules may be “overly restrictive” given the changing makeup of America’s youth, the Pentagon announced Tuesday.
Donald Trump was widely criticized after telling the New York Times last month that he would not offer military support to NATO allies attacked by Russia that have not “fulfilled their obligations to us.”
The House of Representatives on Thursday voted in favor of a measure that would preclude women from registering for the military draft, an issue that has been subject to contentious debate since the Pentagon opened up all combat roles to women this year.
Threats emanating from the Middle East, including those caused by ISIS and the Syrian civil war, cannot be contained and therefore require the United States significantly ramp up its military commitments in the region, according to a new report.
The United States remains the world’s sole military superpower and the majority of Americans want to keep it that way despite the public’s desire to scale back force, according to a new study.