The US Air Force has 'studied every single piece of concrete in the Pacific' to find new places to fight from
The prospect of a war with China's rapidly modernizing military and its growing reach across the Pacific has the US military looking to spread out.
During the August test, a mock B61-12 nuclear bomb was dropped from at about 10,500 feet and hit its target area after a 42-second flight.
European officials expect Biden to pressure Merkel into killing her prized key gas pipeline project from Russia
US officials believe the Nord Stream 2 pipeline connecting Russia to northern Germany is an irresponsible reward for President Vladimir Putin.
This heroic military dog ran through a hail of bullets to take out a gunman who had his team pinned down in a fierce firefight
This very good dog ran through enemy fire, suffering severe injuries, to neutralize the threat, and he just received a prestigious award for it.
The Air Force is selective about who it lets strap into a $100 million fighter jet — understandably so — but here's what you'll need to do to qualify.
The Defense Logistics Agency has sent 131 tons of gourmet eats for deployed troops to consume on Thanksgiving Day.
A brief, bloody war in a corner of Asia is a warning about why the tank's days of dominance may be over
"When you see a lot of tanks getting chewed up and airplanes getting chewed up — that's what modern warfare looks like," one expert told Insider.
Opinion: Biden's Pentagon chief should be someone who recognizes the world we live in today is different than the one we inherited after the Cold War.
Biden's pick for US spy chief played a central role in Obama's secretive drone war that resulted in hundreds of civilian deaths
Some progressives have accused Haines of complicity in the CIA's use of torture after 9/11. A critic called her Biden's "most problematic pick yet."
Trump loyalist put in top Pentagon post after purge 2 weeks ago now leads transition to incoming Biden administration
Kash Patel, the new chief of staff to the defense secretary, has been on the job at the Pentagon for only two weeks.
The US brokered an unprecedented summit between Israel and Saudi Arabia as a reward for assassinating an Al Qaeda leader, sources say
A source in Israeli intelligence circles and another recently stationed in Saudi Arabia described the events leading up to an extraordinary meeting.
Prior to the M16, there were several weapons used across the service throughout some of the most devastating wars the world has ever seen.
Russia claims a US warship ran away after one of its destroyers threatened to ram it, but the US Navy says it didn't happen
The Russian defense ministry is claiming victory in a naval confrontation that the US Navy says never happened.
The CMV-22B is the specialized version of the Osprey developed to replace the aging C-2 Greyhound to move supplies from shore to aircraft carriers.
Vladimir Putin wasted no time in weaponizing Trump's election conspiracies to spread Russian propaganda
Putin said the "problems in the US electoral system" mean the US doesn't have the right to criticize how other countries run their elections.
"We hope they will quickly revise the national security strategy to eliminate 'America First' from its contents," Mattis and three others wrote.
Trump is scrambling to cement his 'America First' legacy, but Biden could still find a way to undo it
On his way out, Trump is enacting new rules, regulations, and orders in hopes of boxing in Biden on many foreign-policy issues.
Taiwan currently has four submarines, two dating to World War II, that are no match for China's undersea fleet.
Army marksman like Staff Sgt. Carl Clegg routinely come up with trick shots to showcase their skills.
The aircraft commonly referred to as a "stealth fighter" wasn't really a fighter at all, but you can't blame the public for getting this one wrong.
The Ford-class is the Navy's first new class of carrier in more than 40 years, and among the many changes are updates to the sailors' mess.
The Air Force anticipates making a final decision in early 2021, and the command location is expected to host about 1,400 personnel.
An Air Force veteran who taught himself to code explains how he started a nonprofit that has educated other vets on how to get jobs in tech
Air Force veteran Jerome Hardaway couldn't find a job when he left the military until he learned coding. Now, he's helping other veterans do the same.
Western powers were largely left out in the cold but may still be able to play a role in mediating a more permanent settlement in the future.
If the US doesn't start to meaningfully help African nations, China will have a blank check to control growing African industries
The US is quietly losing the resource war in Africa to China. Here's how the Biden Administration, in re-engaging with Africa, can change that.
The unusual gift was a kind of inside joke, a reference to something Obama said after the SEALs brought bin Laden's body back.
Most conspiracy theories about President John F. Kennedy's assassination have been disproven, but some persist a half-century after his killing.
Here are all the Trump officials who have been fired or resigned since the president's election defeat
"Mark Esper has been terminated. I would like to thank him for his service," Trump announced on Twitter less than a week after the election.
A 3% pay raise hangs in the balance as Trump and Democrats butt heads over a provision that would rename military bases named for Confederate leaders.
Meet Space Force's 'Guardian Angels,' the crack squad that keeps astronauts alive if things go wrong
There's been a rescue unit for as long as there has been manned spaceflight, but modern commercial space travel has required a lot of new thinking.
Two dozen fighter aircraft, including F-22 Raptors and F/A-18 Super Hornets, missed a key readiness goal every year for nearly a decade.
Navy Secretary Kenneth Braithwaite's proposal is seen by analysts as a "trial balloon" unlikely to get immediate support from the region or Joe Biden.
Obama joked that Trump might have to get dragged out of the White House by Navy SEALs if he keeps refusing to concede
Barack Obama appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," where Kimmel asked what might happen if Trump were to physically refuse to leave the White House.
The Pentagon isn't the only one with special operators. Here are the 5 most elite forces outside the Defense Department
Numerous US government agencies and departments have specially selected, manned, and trained units with some unique mission sets.
US Navy submarines have big plans to turn small drones into 'a flying periscope' to hit long-range targets
With small- and medium-size unmanned aerial vehicles, the Navy's submarines hope to be able to see and strike over longer distances.
China's first stealth jet looks an awful lot like the US's first stealth fighter — here's how the J-20 and the F-22 stack up
Conventional wisdom says China's J-20 can't beat the F-22 head-to-head. But the J-20, and China's stealth program overall, is still maturing.
Drawdowns in the Middle East means fewer combat operations, but the Navy wants to keep its most experienced operators in uniform.
'Up is down, down is up': Trump did Russia's job for it by firing Chris Krebs, and Krebs' removal is the biggest sign of his success
One former NSA hacker joked that cybersecurity experts were "bored out of their minds" this year because of Chris Krebs' work to secure the election.
Many bases in the Pacific have no dedicated C-5M maintenance crew, which means maintainers at Yokota need to be able to repair it if necessary.
As the Air Force struggles with a shortages of fliers, it's now opening a new path to pilot training
The program won't produce aviators, but it is a stepping-stone to get participants the necessary flight training to become a student pilot.
The Korean War is one of the few direct clashes between the US and China, and for Beijing, fighting the US to a stalemate is a point of pride.
The Navy's oldest operational ship just turned 50. Here's why it's still on the frontline of crises and conflict
50 years after joining the fleet, USS Blue Ridge is still in service and is still one of the Navy's most advanced ships.
Delhi has resisted Beijing's efforts to pull India into networks and agreements that China leads or dominates.
US Ticonderoga-class cruisers and Russian Slava-class cruisers have roughly the same capabilities. So which would triumph head-to-head?
Israel's stunning assassination of an Al Qaeda chief inside Iran suggests a major deal was cut with the US
The assassination of an Al Qaeda commander in Tehran by an Israeli hit squad would only have been undertaken at the request of the US, sources say.
A Taliban spokesman, who previously announced Taliban support for Trump's re-election, called the withdrawal a "good step."
"This first-of-its-kind test shows that our nation has a viable option for a new layer of defense against long-range threats," a defense firm said.
A recent US test was the first time a missile interceptor has been launched from a ship at sea hit to destroy a mock ICBM in flight.
The story of the first special-ops mission deep inside Afghanistan just weeks after 9/11, from troops who were there
A few weeks after the September 11 attacks, the Army's Delta Force, Rangers, and "Night Stalkers" went deep behind Taliban lines in Afghanistan.
Chinese state media warns Trump is preparing a 'final madness' on Beijing, as reports say his team are readying weighty sanctions to mark his final weeks
Trump is considering weighty sanctions and aggressive strikes against China to mark the end of his presidency, Axios and Bloomberg reported.