A Navy warship maneuvered within close range of a militarized Chinese-claimed reef in the South China Sea this week in the first freedom of navigation operation under President Trump.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. Navy warship sailed within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China in the South China Sea, U.S. officials said on Wednesday, the firstsuch challenge to Beijing in the strategic waterway since U.S. President Donald Trump took office.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday proclaimed Memorial Day 2017 as a day of “prayer for permanent peace.”
The Trump administration’s 2018 defense budget proposal will likely extend sequestration into next year and lawmakers have no strategy to end it despite the severe impact on U.S. military readiness, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) said on Wednesday.
The U.S.-led coalition has launched significantly more airstrikes against the Islamic State this year, increasing the number of bombs dropped on the terrorist group by about 50 percent.
The U.S. military carried out an air strike on Thursday against militia supported by the Syrian government that posed a threat to U.S.-backed fighters in the country’s south, U.S. officials told Reuters on Thursday.
Whistleblower Chelsea Manning is set to be eligible for health care and remain on active duty as an unpaid soldier after her scheduled May 17 release from the military prison in Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) said Wednesday that diversity is the United States military’s greatest strength.
The U.S. military is running out of certain types of bombs due to increased and frequent strikes against the Islamic State, forcing munitions to be diverted from the Pacific region to Africa and the Middle East, where the need is most urgent.