Officials: US to send 1,500 troops to Middle East

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the Trump administration has notified Congress it plans to send 1,500 troops to the Middle East amid heightened tensions with Iran. Officials sai...

How the US is reacting to what it sees as a threat from Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration accelerated the deployment of an aircraft carrier to the Middle East and announced the deployment of bombers and other military assets in response to what it...

Syria attack kills 4 Americans, complicates withdrawal plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — A suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State killed two U.S. soldiers and two American citizens in northern Syria Wednesday, less than a month after President Donald Trump declared...

Syria exit has Pentagon scrambling amid withdrawal outrage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military leaders were scrambling Thursday to devise a swift but safe departure of troops from Syria, as outraged lawmakers appealed to President Donald Trump to reverse an abrupt wit...

Mattis resigning as Pentagon chief after Trump disagreements

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis resigned Thursday after clashing with President Donald Trump over the abrupt withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria and after two years of deep disagreemen...

Trump plans to create unified US Space Command

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order before the end of the year creating a U.S. Space Command as a major military command. That's according to tw...

Trump hedges as military presents new Afghanistan strategy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated by his options, President Donald Trump is withholding approval of a long-delayed Afghanistan war strategy and even mulling a radical shakeup in his national security team ...

Trump hedges as military presents new Afghanistan strategy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated by his options, President Donald Trump is withholding approval of a long-delayed Afghanistan war strategy and even mulling a radical shakeup in his national security team ...

Pentagon may turn Russian airline's 747s into Air Force One

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force is talking to Boeing about buying two jumbo jets that were ordered but never delivered to a now-defunct Russian airline. The talks come as the Air For...

Mattis: Trump has delegated decisions on Afghan troop levels

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says President Donald Trump has given him the authority to determine U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan. Mattis says this does not reflec...