Military And Defense

Trump nominates Esper to be defense chief, succeeding Mattis

Jul 15, 2019

President Donald Trump nominates Mark Esper to succeed Jim Mattis as secretary of defense

Decorated soldier dies in combat operations in Afghanistan

Jul 14, 2019

U.S. military officials say a decorated Special Forces company sergeant major has died during combat operations in Afghanistan

Police: Man dies after attacking immigration prison

Jul 14, 2019

Authorities say a man armed with a rifle threw incendiary devices at an immigration jail in Washington state early Saturday morning, then was found dead after four police officers arrived and opened fire

Dems, GOP trade blame over migrant conditions at border

Jul 12, 2019

Democrats who've visited the southern border are accusing President Donald Trump of cruelty, while Republicans say Democrats are doing little to help migrants whose numbers have overwhelmed US authorities detaining them

Pentagon in longest-ever stretch of leadership limbo

Jul 12, 2019

The U.S. still has no confirmed defense secretary even with the nation facing potential armed conflict with Iran

N. Korea vows to respond to South's deployment of F-35 jets

Jul 11, 2019

North Korea has slammed South Korea for deploying U.S. stealth fighter jets, warning that it will respond by developing unspecified special weapons of its own

Asylum-seeker talks about daughter's death after US custody

Jul 10, 2019

A Guatemalan mother seeking asylum has told a House panel that she came to the U.S. seeking safety, but instead watched her infant daughter die slowly and painfully after the baby received shoddy medical care while they were in immigration custody

The Latest: 200 unaccompanied kids in Border Patrol custody

Jul 10, 2019

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says only 200 unaccompanied immigrant children remain in Border Patrol custody

New Pentagon leadership to be in hands of Senate soon

Jul 10, 2019

Pentagon says that acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper expects to be formally nominated for the top job very soon

US proceeding with plan for coalition to deter Iran threats

Jul 9, 2019

The top U.S. military officer says Washington will move ahead with plans to build a coalition of nations to monitor and deter Iranian threats against shipping