Marines cut training to fund hurricane costs, border mission

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Marine commandant is warning that some unexpected costs, including from major hurricane damage and unplanned deployments to the U.S.-Mexico border, are forcing him to cancel...

Top US general to meet with Google on China security worries

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. military officer plans to meet with Google representatives next week amid growing concerns that American companies doing business in China are helping its military gain ...

Pentagon to probe if Shanahan used office to help Boeing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon's inspector general says it will investigate a watchdog group's allegations that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has used his office to promote his former empl...

US military, aid group at odds over Somalia civilian deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — An international human rights group says it has credible evidence that U.S. military airstrikes in Somalia killed or wounded nearly two dozen civilians, and charged that the Pentagon...

Pentagon lists possible project cuts to pay for wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has sent a 20-page list of military construction projects to lawmakers who want to know which might be cut to pay for President Donald Trump's wall along the Mexican bor...

Acting Pentagon chief says IS territory nearly cleared

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan says the United States and its partners in Syria have liberated virtually all the territory the Islamic State group once held. ...

US to use more aggressive cyber to strike back at enemies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Pentagon cyber leaders have told a congressional committee that the U.S. is prepared to use cyber operations more aggressively to strike back as the nation faces growing cyberatt...

New Pentagon transgender rule sets limits for troops

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department has approved a new policy that will largely bar transgender troops and military recruits from transitioning to another sex, and require most individuals to ser...

Pentagon seeks base site to house 5,000 migrant children

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department is reviewing a number of military bases to find a location that can house up to 5,000 unaccompanied migrant children as the U.S. braces for a surge of people c...

US looks to get more cash from allies that host US troops

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is eyeing a plan to seek more money from allied European and other nations where American troops are based. Several U.S. officials say the ...

US general: Troops cuts don't impact Somalia, Libya missions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. commander for Africa says planned troop cuts on the African continent will have no impact on counterterror operations in Libya and Somalia, where American airstrikes tar...

General says Islamic State a 'serious generational problem'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. commander for the Mideast says that although Islamic State militants are losing the last of their territory in Syria, the militants who remain are unbroken and radicaliz...

General: No F-35 jet sale to Turkey if it buys Russia system

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. commander for Europe says he would recommend the United States not sell its high-tech F-35 fighter jet to Turkey, if Ankara moves ahead with plans to buy a Russian missi...

US general says no military threat on southern border

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. general for homeland defense says there is no military threat coming from the southern border with Mexico, but his focus in on "very real" threats from China and Russia....

New fitness test presents challenges for Army Guard

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army National Guard is looking for nearly 5,000 fitness instructors and buying roughly $40 million in workout equipment in the next seven months to help its soldiers meet new phy...