Through advances in technology and new government funding, more and more remains of soldiers killed since World War II are being identified. The process is bringing closure to families who have been wondering for more than 70 years what happened to their loved ones.
Child-on-child sexual assault reports have long been buried. Under a sweeping new law President Trump signed Monday, schools on military bases must overhaul their system for tracking and addressing assault allegations, among other reforms.
Vice President Mike Pence announced official plans to form a new branch of the military by 2020, framing the change as a response to potential aggression from Russia and China.
Female inmates dressed as guards pose for a photo during Nelson Hungria Prison's annual Christmas event for inmates and jail staff in Rio de Janeiro on Dec. 13. Inmates serving time for offenses from burglary to homicide spent weeks decking out their cell blocks with handmade Christmas decorations and planning Bible-related p...
Charles and Larry McDaniel barely remember their father. Almost 70 years after his death, they've been reunited with his dog tags, the only personal effect returned by North Korea last month as part of an agreement with the United States to repatriate remains.
An estimated 10,000 immigrants are currently serving in the US Army as part of a program offering a path to citizenship. Coming a month after reports that dozens of enlistees were being discharged, the leaked memo ordering the reversal was the first official acknowledgment of the policy.
After last year's ambush in Niger that killed four US soldiers and four Niger counterparts, the US military is working to better protect troops on the ground. The military's presence in Africa is mainly to aid local partner forces, but extremist threats to soldiers remain.
In one of the first tangible results from the Trump-Kim summit in June, North Korea released 55 cases with remains of US service members killed during the 1950-53 Korean War. About 7,700 US soldiers are listed as missing, and as many as 5,300 are believed to still be in North Korea.
Students hope to ultimately bring closure to family members through the Army and the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency project, which plans to return missing soldiers' remains to their relatives.
"Space Force" would aim to ensure American supremacy in space, although its development may be beyond the president's control. "The essence of the American character is to explore new horizons and to tame new frontiers," President Trump said.
Since the United States pulled out of the 2015 Iran nuclear accord, officials have confirmed that an anti-missile system could be stationed in Germany to ease fears of an Iranian nuclear attack. But the move could strain relationships between the European Union and Russia.