Mattis resignation letter lays out challenges for successor

WASHINGTON (AP) — The extraordinary resignation letter that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis handed to a surprised President Donald Trump was not just a product of two years of accumulating frustration wi...

Trump chooses chief of the Army to be top military adviser

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will tap Gen. Mark Milley as his next top military adviser, choosing a battle-hardened commander who has served as chief of the Army for the last three years, ...

Migrant detainees to be housed at 2 bases in Texas

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska (AP) — U.S. defense officials say the Trump administration has chosen two military bases in Texas -- Fort Bliss and Goodfellow Air Force Base -- to house detained migran...

Niger okays armed flights of US drones

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. official says the Pentagon has received permission from the government of Niger to begin flying armed drones from the capital, Niamey. The arrangement reflec...

US: North Korea launches its 1st missile in 2 months

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. official says North Korea has conducted its first missile launch in more than two months. The official wasn't authorized to speak publicly on the matter and ...

Army acknowledges failures to report crime data to FBI

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army's top general says his service failed in a "significant" number of cases to report soldiers' criminal history to the FBI. Gen. Mark Milley told reporters t...

APNewsBreak: About 4,000 more US troops to go to Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon will send almost 4,000 additional American forces to Afghanistan, a Trump administration official said Thursday, hoping to break a stalemate in a war that has now passed...

APNewsBreak: About 4,000 more US troops to go to Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon will send almost 4,000 additional American forces to Afghanistan, a Trump administration official said Thursday, hoping to break a stalemate in a war that has now passed...

US: More than 100 civilians killed in Iraq bombing in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pentagon investigation has found that more than 100 civilians were killed after the U.S. dropped a bomb on a building in Mosul, Iraq, in March. The probe found th...

How the US mission in Syria has evolved and could expand

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. campaign against the Islamic State in Syria has evolved in the past couple years from airstrikes and training of local forces to an increasingly complicated mission, which n...