Iranian military leaders claimed Monday that they threatened two American-led vessels in international waters amid a series of new war drills being carried out by the Islamic Republic, according to regional reports and U.S. military officials who confirmed to the Washington Free Beacon contact with the Iranian vessels.
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) on Thursday accused Senate Democrats of using the military as a “bargaining chip” in negotiations on an Obama-era program that protects young undocumented immigrants raised in the United States from deportation.
The U.S. military is training Kurdish recruits in Syria near the Turkish border as part of a planned force of 30,000 to secure Syria’s borders with Turkey and Iraq.
In two social media posts on Tuesday, the Pentagon’s senior enlisted service member issued a warning to Islamic State fighters, telling them to either surrender and be offered due process or face death by less-than-mainstream means.
Secretary of Defense James Mattis on Thursday gave a pep talk to American troops at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba, marking the first time a Pentagon chief visited there since Donald Rumsfeld in 2002.
Britain’s top military chief warned this week that Russia has the capability to sever critical underwater communications cables, potentially crippling Western economies.
President Donald Trump’s new national security strategy calls for expanding America’s influence around the world in promoting peace and countering an array of threats from adversaries such as China, Russia, and jihadist terrorists.
A new study by the Rand Corp. is warning that U.S. military forces are poorly structured to meet the threats posed by China, Russia and other states, as well as the continuing war against Islamic terrorism.