The U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State dropped 5,075 bombs during operations in August, the highest total of any month since the three-year campaign against the terrorist group began.
Defense Secretary James Mattis announced Thursday that he has signed orders to deploy additional troops to Afghanistan as part of the new military strategy President Donald Trump outlined last week.
Secretary of Defense James Mattis explained Thursday that his continued service in the Trump administration is inspired by a sense of duty to his country and the office of the presidency.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday declared “talking is not the answer” to the tense standoff with North Korea over its nuclear missile development, but his defense chief swiftly asserted that diplomatic options remain and Russia demanded U.S. restraint.
Defense Secretary Gen. James Mattis announced Tuesday night that transgender troops will be allowed to serve in the military, pending a study of the issue.