Following an Amnesty International report, U.S. Africa Command now says at least two civilians died during a targeted strike against Al Shabab militants. This contradicts previous messaging from the military.
Last week’s unrelenting storms spawned floods that caused widespread damage across the Midwest, including a military base. The destruction has exposed a divide between the Trump administration and the armed forces over how serious a threat climate change poses.
The U.S. has upped its military presence in Europe alongside NATO allies since Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014. Some 34,000 American military personnel are currently stationed in Germany.
Amid rumors that President Trump might withdraw troops from Afghanistan, a new report suggests that Afghan forces have ceased to gain ground on the Taliban, despite a surge in air support from the United States.
Members of the Italian community take part in a reenactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Bensheim, southwest of Frankfurt, Germany, April 19.
The Trump administration envisions a space-based defense system to thwart missile threats – a departure from current US weapons based on land and ships. While the White House is gunning for interceptors in space, Congress has ordered a feasibility review first.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, perhaps the most respected foreign policy official in Trump's administration and seen as a moderating force, will leave his post by the end of February. Withdrawal of US troops from Syria was reportedly the last straw for Secretary Mattis.
The Trump administration has ordered the military to start withdrawing more than 5,000 of its 14,000 troops from Afghanistan, according to a US official. The reports came as a surprise to Afghan officials and Western diplomats, who were not expecting the exit so soon.
Marching and entertainment are the uses we often think of for music in the armed forces. But composing and writing their own works is proving to be therapeutic for those who are no longer on the battlefield.
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.
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.