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Pentagon to White House: Stop politicizing the military

The Pentagon has told the White House to stop politicizing the military, amid a furor over a Trump administration order to have the Navy...

No holiday war zone visits for Trump’s defense secretary

For only the second time since 9/11, America’s defense secretary didn’t visit U.S. troops in a war zone during December, breaking a long-standing tradition...

Marines struggle from nude scandal

Battered by a nude photo-sharing scandal, the Marine Corps has issued a longer and more detailed social media policy that lays out the professional...

Trump’s ‘generals’ cabinet raises concern

Donald Trump's move to pack his administration with military brass is getting mixed reviews, as Congress and others struggle to balance their personal regard...

Trump picks Gen. Mattis for Defense Sec.

President-elect Donald Trump said Thursday he will nominate retired Gen. James Mattis to be his defense secretary, making the announcement at a post-election victory...

Congress must change law for Mattis pick

Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for defense secretary, will need more than the usual Senate confirmation before being able to...

Military to allow transgenders to serve

The Pentagon is poised to announce new rules allowing transgender individuals to serve openly in the U.S. military, amid concerns from senior military leaders...

Marines not looking for a few good women

A top Marine general predicted Friday that the Defense Department's vows to maintain the same standards for women and men in combat jobs won't...

Did drone strike kill ‘Jihadi John?’

A U.S. drone strike targeted a vehicle in Syria believed to be transporting the masked Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John," according to...

Joint Chiefs chairman in Iraq for updates

The top U.S. military officer landed in Iraq Tuesday to get an update on the battle against Islamic State militants, saying he sees no...