APNewsBreak: Army misses 2018 recruiting goal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army has missed its recruiting goal for the first time in more than a decade. Army leaders tell The Associated Press they were about 6,500 soldiers short of the...

Mattis condemns Russia for influence-peddling in Macedonia

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Macedonia Monday, condemning Russian efforts to use its money and influence to build opposition to an upcoming vote that could pave the...

Retired admiral who criticized Trump leaves Pentagon board

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says the retired Navy admiral who oversaw the raid that killed Osama bin Laden resigned from a Defense Department advisory board, after his criticism of President Donald...

Pentagon: Slow-moving hurricane to make rescues challenging

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior Defense Department officials say the expected high winds and slow movement of Hurricane Florence as it comes ashore will make rescue efforts challenging in the flooded areas. ...

US warns Moscow over looming attack in Syrian city of Idlib

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says Russia will bear responsibility for the resulting humanitarian crisis in Syria if the Moscow-backed Syrian military attacks the northern city of Idlib. ...

Mattis: Afghans boost troop vetting after insider attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Afghan military has increased its vetting of local forces working with American troops as a result of recent insider attacks that killed two U.S...

US identifies 2 Korean War dead from North Korea remains

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says that two Korean War dead have been identified from remains turned over to the U.S. in July by North Korea. Mattis tells Pentagon r...

State Dept OKs possible early warning aircraft sale to Japan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says that the State Department has approved the possible sale of up to nine early warning aircraft to Japan for about $3.1 billion. The department says...

Trump revisits wargames with SKorea as NKorea talks stall

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said that there's no reason to spend a lot of money on military wargames with South Korea, but he warned he could "instantly" relaunch the exercises again and ...

US declines invitation to Russia-led talks on Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has rejected an invitation to join Russia-led talks on Afghanistan because they are unlikely to help bring peace, a State Department spokesman said Wednesday, as th...

Brennan gets offers for legal action on clearance revocation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former CIA Director John Brennan says he is considering taking legal action to try to prevent President Donald Trump from stripping other current and former officials' security clear...

Trump's veterans parade delayed until at least 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department says the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump won't happen in 2018. Col. Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman, said...

Official says Trump's military parade would cost about $92M

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. official says the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump would cost about $92 million — more than three times the maximum initial estimate. ...

Pentagon spokeswoman under inspector general investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' public affairs chief is being investigated by the department's inspector general after allegations that she misused her authority and...

US commando dies after explosion in southern Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says an Army special forces soldier has died from wounds he received earlier this month in Afghanistan. Sgt. 1st Class Reymund Rarogal Transfiguracion,...