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Trump meets CIA employees, pledges support

President Donald Trump is telling CIA employees whose work he has publicly doubted that no one feels…

George H.W. Bush, wife Barbara, continue to recover from illnesses

Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, continued to improve Saturday as they recov…

Report: ISIS lost a quarter of its territory in 2016

Researchers say the Islamic State group lost nearly a quarter of its territory last year, as an arra…

Kremlin hopes for rapport with U.S., but recognizes differences will stay

Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman voiced hope for a constructive dialogue with President…

U.S. envoy to attend Syria talks in Kazakhstan

The State Department says the American ambassador to Kazakhstan will represent the United States at…

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Trump meets CIA employees, pledges support

President Donald Trump is telling CIA employees whose work he has publicly doubted that no one feels…

George H.W. Bush, wife Barbara, continue to recover from illnesses

Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, continued to improve Saturday as they recov…

Report: ISIS lost a quarter of its territory in 2016

Researchers say the Islamic State group lost nearly a quarter of its territory last year, as an arra…

Kremlin hopes for rapport with U.S., but recognizes differences will stay

Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman voiced hope for a constructive dialogue with President…

U.S. envoy to attend Syria talks in Kazakhstan

The State Department says the American ambassador to Kazakhstan will represent the United States at…

In memo, Mattis signals closer ties between the Pentagon, State Department, intelligence agencies

The message was distributed to the Defense Department after the popular retired Marine general was s…

George H.W. and Barbara Bush improving after health issues

A spokesman for former President George H.W. Bush says doctors have removed Bush's breathing tube an…

Trump takes over as commander in chief, promising to restore military strength

The new president referenced changes in overseas defense spending and foreign alliances in his inaug…

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U.S. airstrike said to kill 100-plus al-Qaida in Syria

U.S. warplanes bombed an al-Qaida training camp in Syria, killing more than 100 militants, marking t…

Five flyovers of military aircraft slated for Inauguration Day

The Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard will each have four aircraft fly over the pa…

Who is in charge at the Pentagon after inauguration?

Transition officials announced a host of temporary appointees to keep defense operations running whi…

Judge hints at trial for lawsuit on harsh CIA interrogation

Psychologists who designed the CIA's harsh interrogation methods for the war on terror want a lawsui…

Navy: Wind farm opposed by GOP lawmakers won't harm radar

The Pentagon says it disagrees with Republicans in North Carolina who claim a $400 million clean ene…

Obama criticizes Congress for refusing to close Cuba prison

President Barack Obama on Thursday blamed Congress for his failure to keep a promise to close the mi…

Trump to hold military parades as U.S. forces grow

In an interview with The Washington Post this week, President-elect Donald Trump floated the idea of…

Nuclear Stockpile About to Go Leaderless, Senator Warns Trump

Heinrich: We simply cannot let national security positions to run on ‘auto-pilot.’

VA Chief of Staff Snyder to serve as interim department secretary

The Army veteran will oversee department operations until the confirmation of Dr. David Shulkin to l…

Osama bin Laden worried that Iran put tracking chip in sons

Secluded in his hideaway in Pakistan, Osama bin Laden suspected Iranian officials might implant trac…

Kerry appeals for diplomacy as he leaves State Department

As Secretary of State John Kerry prepared to leave the State Department, he appealed on Thursday to…

Perry says he regrets call to eliminate Energy Department

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to head the Energy Department,…

Trump asks some 50 senior Obama appointees to stay on

President-elect Donald Trump has asked roughly 50 senior Obama administration appointees to remain i…

1 more day: Obama in his final hours in the White House

Eight tumultuous years at the helm of American power have come and gone, and for President Barack Ob…

Trump arrives in Washington with a wave and a salute

Ready for his big moment, Donald Trump traded in his beloved private plane for a military jet Thursd…

Marine Corps issues guidance for participation in inauguration events

With the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump this Friday, the Marine Corps has set ground r…

Navy's acquisition boss to take over as Trump's acting Navy secretary on Friday

Sean Stackley, who has been the Navy's top weapons buyer since 2008, will lead the Department of the…

Carter: More U.S. troops will not fix Iraq or Syria

Sending thousands more American troops into Iraq or Syria in a bid to accelerate the defeat of the I…

Jordan boosts border forces amid ISIS threat from Iraq, Syria

A senior Jordanian military commander says the kingdom faces a growing threat to its border as Islam…

VA to start offering IVF services to veterans this spring

Congress approved the change last fall, to bring VA services in line with Defense Department offerin…

Judge scolds government over Iraq detainee abuse pictures

A federal judge scolded the government on Wednesday for being overprotective of potentially disturbi…

Pentagon chief says he opposed cutting Chelsea Manning's prison term

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday he had opposed commuting the prison sentence of convicte…

On Russia, Trump's UN pick Nikki Haley breaks ranks with the boss

The South Carolina governor told lawmakers Wednesday “I don’t think we can trust them.”

Haley supports moving U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley declared her support for moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel…

Former Tomah VA doctor — the 'Candy Man' — surrenders medical license

A former Tomah Veterans Administration Medical Center doctor accused of overprescribing opioids has…