National security adviser Robert O’Brien said Tuesday evening there had been “absolutely” no retaliation involved in Friday’s departure of Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman from the National Security Council, even as President Trump seemed to indicate that the military would “look into” whether to take disciplinary action against the Army officer.
A military review of security for U.S. forces deployed to Africa has found “potential vulnerabilities” in multiple locations, the head of U.S. Africa Command told reporters Thursday.
The U.S. Army’s top officer said Tuesday during an appearance in Washington, D.C., that he isn’t worried by Russia’s growing arsenal of hypersonic missiles.
What are Iran’s military strengths and weaknesses? Iran’s military strength does not lie in its conventional forces, despite their size, something that Iranian leaders fully realize, according to experts.
If U.S. forces departed Iraq, “I suspect additional forces would have to be based in Syria,” said the former military commander in Iraq.
The Navy's top SEAL could not have imagined that his effort to confront discipline issues would result in being publicly and repeatedly countermanded by the president of the United States.
Eddie Gallagher, the Navy SEAL at the center of a controversy in a case that President Trump intervened in, went to work Monday, unsure of what lay ahead.
The two leaders extolled their friendship and mutual admiration but announced no breakthroughs on the range of issues that divide their governments.
After an upsurge in racially motivated attacks around the world, other countries are beginning to regard the United States as an exporter of white supremacism, a senior U.S. counterterrorism official said Friday.
A U.S. withdrawal from Syria will strain the links that the U.S. intelligence community has painstakingly built with both Iraqi and Syrian Kurdish forces, according to current and former government officials with long experience in the Middle East.
Despite Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s declaration Wednesday that the weekend attacks on Saudi oil facilities represent “an act of war” by the regime in Tehran, the appetite in Washington for a military conflict with Iran appears limited.
Escalating tensions in the wake of the attacks on Saudi oil facilities have raised fears among Democratic lawmakers that President Trump could take military action against Iran without congressional authorization.
The U.S. military drone Iran shot down near the Persian Gulf June 20 likely didn’t stray into Iranian airspace, as the Iranians claimed it had, according to several former senior officials. But had it done so, it would not have been the first U.S. drone to fly into Iran, according to two of those officials.
Buttigieg has become only the latest and most high-profile political figure to take advantage of the Navy Reserve’s direct commission officer program, which for years has offered ambitious policy wonks a chance to serve their country while simultaneously burnishing their résumés.
President Donald Trump’s reported plan to pardon a series of accused and convicted war criminals on Memorial Day is not popular with retired special operations leaders attending a conference here.
The Trump administration’s strategy of ratcheting up diplomatic, financial and military pressure on Iran is increasing the likelihood that Tehran will use its proxy forces to strike U.S. targets abroad, according to several former intelligence officials.
More than 100 days since Patrick Shanahan assumed the role of acting secretary of defense, the White House announced today that President Trump will nominate the former Boeing executive to permanently fill the position.
Although the military has thrown a cloak of secrecy over its operations, the Echo Company of the Army’s 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment is increasingly being lauded in special operations and Army aviation circles.
“The Taliban are the victors,” said a retired general officer who commanded a brigade early in the war. “We just haven’t figured that out yet.”
The canoe had been the idea of Tom Hewitt, the agents’ case officer in the CIA’s huge Miami station, where he waited for word of the mission. It would be Hewitt’s job to guide their actions from afar, now that they were back in their homeland.
The Army’s top civilian leader has proposed shutting down the Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute, which has played a large role in preparing the military and civilians to work in regions recovering from war.
After 17 years of fighting grinding counterinsurgencies in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, the Army is shifting its gaze.
Congress and the Pentagon want to rein in and reorient America’s vaunted special operations forces, perhaps relegating them to the supporting roles they played before the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.