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.
"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.
Team Rubicon, a nonprofit made up of mostly military veterans, plans to repair 100 hurricane Harvey-damaged homes as they expand their work to include more long-term projects.
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.
Counter-demonstrators shout during a white nationalist-led rally marking the one year anniversary of the 2017 Charlottesville ‘Unite the Right’ protests, in Washington, Aug. 12.
Eight years since the Navy first allowed women to serve in submarines, figures show retention rates for submariners across genders are about even. The numbers suggest that the Navy's effort toward better gender integration may be proving successful.
Russian hackers attacked at least 87 people working on advanced US defense technology including drones and rockets, according to an Associated Press investigation. The hackers, identified by the moniker 'Fancy Bear,' largely targeted personal Gmail accounts.
Following Baghdad's declaration of victory over ISIS last year, American troops have begun to filter out of Iraq. The move comes with the release of the Pentagon's National Defense Strategy that cited China and Russia as growing national security priorities.
Three federal courts have ruled against President Trump's demand to bar transgender people from the military. Enlistment starts on Jan. 1, 2018.
As the US military shifts its focus to supporting local security forces and their efforts to stabilize conflict zones, the Army has started weighing cultural readiness and empathy as valuable traits for the new Security Force Assistance Brigades.
President Trump is expected to relax regulations on US-built drones to help the industry compete on a global scale. While US drones are the gold standard for quality and technology, strict sales regulations have severely limited their markets.