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.
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.
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.