Iraqi security forces have retaken the eastern portion of the city of Mosul from the Islamic State, the government of Iraq said on Tuesday.
Defense Secretary James Mattis made separate phone calls to the NATO secretary general and his British and Canadian counterparts on Monday, days after being sworn in to lead the Pentagon.
Donald Trump’s administration will end the defense sequester and direct U.S. military leaders to develop defensive and offensive cyber capabilities to bolster the armed forces.
President Donald Trump will name Heather Wilson, a former Republican congresswoman from New Mexico, to the position of secretary of the U.S. Air Force, the White House announced Monday.
The U.S. military bombed two Islamic State camps in Libya on Wednesday night, targeting militants who fled to the remote area southwest of Sirte to reorganize.
A Republican lawmaker is pressing the incoming administration of Donald Trump to change the way that troop caps are formulated, arguing that current caps on service members in Iraq and Afghanistan are too low to achieve U.S. strategic objectives.
Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) on Monday released a plan to boost the national defense budget by $430 billion over five years in order to grow and modernize the U.S. military.
The full Senate on Thursday afternoon approved legislation that would allow retired Marine Gen. James Mattis to serve as defense secretary in the administration of Donald Trump.
Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis on Thursday pledged to bolster the U.S. military and build the “strongest alliances possible” should he be confirmed as secretary of defense.
Donald Trump will need to confront the continued instability and corruption in Afghanistan as well as a resilient Taliban insurgency that continues to challenge Afghan military and police forces, according to the special inspector for Afghanistan reconstruction.