Search and rescue efforts are underway for a missing U.S. Marine Corps pilot who ejected from his F/A-18 jet in southern Japan on Wednesday, the military service said in a statement.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is urging the U.S. government to block the planned sale of an American company that produces technology for military applications to a venture capital firm with ties to the Chinese government.
Three ships from the Chinese Navy are docking in San Diego this week for several days, according to local news reports.
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Friday that Donald Trump’s nomination of retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis to the Pentagon’s top post was a “terrific” decision, joining the choir of bipartisan voices who back the president-elect’s latest Cabinet pick.
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.
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.
An Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard vessel pointed its weapon at a U.S. military helicopter in the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday, two U.S. defense officials told Reuters on Monday, an action they described as “unsafe and unprofessional.”
Iran may seek to set up naval bases in Yemen or Syria in the future, the chief of staff of the Iranian armed forces said in remarks published on Sunday.
A sailor killed on Thanksgiving Day in northern Syria became the first U.S. military death in the country since operations against the Islamic State began.