US still seeks allies in Gulf maritime coalition

SYDNEY (AP) — Senior U.S. leaders expressed confidence that they will be able to convince allies to help protect shipping in the Persian Gulf area against Iranian threats, but they provided no new det...

Pentagon identifies 2 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has announced the names of two U.S. soldiers who were killed in Afghanistan on Monday. The Defense Department says 20-year-old Pfc. Brandon Jay Kreisch...

General's Senate hearing will air sex misconduct charges

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force general nominated to become the next vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is going before the Senate Armed Services Committee amid allegations of sexual misconduc...

US officials: Afghan soldier kills 2 US troops

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say that an Afghan soldier has killed two American service members in Afghanistan. The officials say the soldier gunned them down on Monday. The offi...

Military studies 'hyperfit' women who pass grueling courses

ARMY SOLDIER SYSTEMS CENTER, Mass. (AP) — In the nearly four years since the Pentagon announced it was opening all combat jobs to women , at least 30 have earned the Army Ranger tab, two have graduate...

AP Exclusive: Officer accuses general of sexual misconduct

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior military officer has accused the Air Force general tapped to be the next vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of sexual misconduct, potentially jeopardizing his nomina...

New Pentagon leadership to be in hands of Senate soon

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper is expected to soon be formally nominated to lead the Pentagon, setting off a complicated leadership replacement shuffle at the highest levels of ...

State Department proposes $2 billion sale of arms to Taiwan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is proposing the sale of $2.2 billion in arms to Taiwan, including 108 Abrams tanks and 250 Stinger surface-to-air missiles, sidestepping protests from China. ...

US gets no commitment from allies to thwart Iran threat

BRUSSELS (AP) — Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper says he came away with no firm commitments from NATO allies to participate in a global effort to secure international waterways against Iran. ...

Esper: Turkey faces sanctions if it buys Russian system

BRUSSELS (AP) — Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper is making it clear to Turkey that it will face economic sanctions if it goes ahead with the purchase of a Russian missile defense system. ...

Pentagon is without a chief as US faces many global threats

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a difficult time for the Pentagon to be without a permanent U.S. defense secretary. The Trump administration is grappling with an escalating crisis with Iran, ...

Shanahan steps down to avoid 'painful' family situation

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of unexplained delays, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan stepped down Tuesday before his formal nomination ever went to the Senate, citing a "painful" family sit...

US releases photos to bolster claim Iran attacked tankers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is releasing new photos that officials say show that members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard were responsible for attacks last week on two oil tankers near the Persian Gul...

Trump blames Iran for tanker attacks but calls for talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is blaming Iran for attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz. But he's also hoping that implicit U.S. threats to use force will yield talks w...

Officials: US to send about 1,000 more troops to Poland

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the Pentagon expects to send about 1,000 additional troops and a squadron of Reaper drones to Poland to beef up the nation's ability to defend itself amid worries ...