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Joint Chiefs chairman calls Afghan war a 'strategic failure'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. military officer called the 20-year war in Afghanistan a “strategic failure” and acknowledged to Congress that he had favored keeping several thousand troops in the coun...

Pentagon leaders to face Congress on Afghan pullout decision

WASHINGTON (AP) — In their first public testimony since the U.S. completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan, top Pentagon leaders will face sharp questions in Congress about the chaotic pullout and the...

Jan. 6 committee seeking records on Milley's China calls

WASHINGTON (AP) — The leaders of a House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection said Thursday they have sought records related to calls from Gen. Mark Milley, the top U.S. military of...

US defense bill may see Five Eyes swell to nine to counter China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A bill now under consideration in the House of Representatives would oblige the Biden administration to consider adding three key allies in Asia to the Five Eyes intellige...

US House Armed Services Committee approves National Defense Authorization Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee on Thursday (Sept. 2) passed the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes provisions suppo...

US House to deliberate over NDAA to enhance Taiwan's self-defense capabilities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. House Committee on Armed Services deliberated the makeup of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the fiscal year 2022 on Wednesday (Sept. 1). Acco...

U.S. concern over China nukes buildup after new silos report

The Pentagon and Republican congressmen on Tuesday aired fresh concerns about China's build-up of its nuclear forces after a new report saying Beijing was building 110 more missile silos. An Am...

Senate Armed Forces Committee votes to deepen US-Taiwan defense ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday (July 22) passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2022, which includes multiple provision...

Analysis: Caught between China and the U.S., Asian countries stockpile missiles

Asia is sliding into a dangerous arms race as smaller nations that once stayed on the sidelines build arsenals of advanced long-range missiles, following in the footsteps of powerhouses China and the ...

Biden backs changes in military sexual assault prosecution

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday put his stamp of approval on a long-debated change to the military justice system that would remove decisions on prosecuting sexual assault cases from m...

Joining Trump at border, GOP congressman eyes path to power

WASHINGTON (AP) — At the invitation of Donald Trump, Indiana Rep. Jim Banks recently led a small group of House Republicans to the former president’s New Jersey golf club, where they dined on beef ten...

Pentagon leaders testily defend efforts on racism, extremism

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Pentagon leaders on Wednesday passionately defended the military's approach to addressing racism and extremism, pushing back against accusations by Republican lawmakers that the ...

Austin backs change in military sex assault prosecution

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, for the first time, said Tuesday he will support long-debated changes to the military justice system that would remove decisions on prosecuting sexual...

Officials give Congress few answers on Afghanistan pullout

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense officials had few solid answers Wednesday as frustrated lawmakers sought details on how the United States will keep the terrorist threat from reemerging in Afghanistan after ...

General says Afghan withdrawal will make terror fight harder

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a blunt assessment Tuesday, the top U.S. general for the Middle East told Congress it will be extremely difficult but not impossible for the U.S. to find, track and take out count...