Military And Defense

Pentagon watchdog raises doubts about Afghan war progress

Feb 16, 2018

A Pentagon watchdog agency is raising fresh doubts about progress in the 16-year-old U.S. war in Afghanistan

Al-Qaida fighter, absent from court, gets life in prison

Feb 16, 2018

A self-described al-Qaida "warrior" who was in a firefight in Afghanistan that left two U.S. servicemen dead has been sentenced to life in prison

The Latest: White House blasts Democrats over immigration

Feb 16, 2018

The White House says Democrats "are not serious" about finding a path to legal status for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children

'Dreamers' left in limbo as Senate rejects immigration bills

Feb 16, 2018

The Senate has wrestled itself into an immigration stalemate, leaving hundreds of thousands of 'Dreamers' in limbo

The Latest: Senate confirms head of Justice Department unit

Feb 15, 2018

The U.S. Senate has confirmed John Demers as the head of the Justice Department's key national security division

Key senator to stop blocking US arms sales to Persian Gulf

Feb 15, 2018

A key U.S. senator says he will no longer block Persian Gulf nations from buying American-made lethal weapons even though the diplomatic crisis between Qatar and its neighbors remains in a stalemate

Shulkin to pay back some expenses after Europe trip faulted

Feb 15, 2018

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is pledging to repay more than $4,000 for his wife's airfare for an 11-day trip to Europe that mixed business and sightseeing.

US denies plan for 'bloody nose' strike on North Korea

Feb 15, 2018

Senators and an administration official say the U.S. doesn't have a "bloody nose" strategy for North Korea

Remains of Oklahoma soldier missing from Korean War return

Feb 15, 2018

The remains of a U.S. soldier have been returned to his home state of Oklahoma nearly 70 years after he was taken prisoner during the Korean War

2 freed after shots fired at SUV in NSA campus confrontation

Feb 15, 2018

Two of three people who were in an SUV that was stopped and fired upon when it tried to enter the National Security Agency campus without authorization have been released, an FBI spokesman said Thursday