North Korea Warns Of 'Uncontrollable Nuclear War' As US, South Korean Troops Begin Joint Drills

World | Ryan Pickrell
U.S. Army's AH-64 Apache helicopters fire, during a U.S.-South Korea joint live-fire military exercise, at a training field, near the demilitarized zone, separating the two Koreas in Pocheon, South Korea April 21, 2017. Picture taken on April 21, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

US says military force an option if the North missteps

Report: Trump Was Furious With Bannon For Contradicting Him On North Korea

World | Ryan Pickrell
FILE PHOTO : North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reacts as he inspects a test-fire of strategic submarine-launched ballistic missile with Ri Pyong Chol (R) in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang August 25, 2016. REUTERS/KCNA/File Photo

‘Locked and loaded’ vs ‘There’s no military solution’

Transgenders Want An Injunction On Ban Against Them Serving In Military

Politics | Jonah Bennett
Transgender Servicemember

The transgender ban could head down the same path as the travel ban

Bannon: 'There's No Military Solution' In North Korea, 'They Got Us'

World | Ryan Pickrell
Director of the White House National Economic Council Gary Cohn, White House Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus (L-R) wait in the Rose Garden prior to U.S. President Donald Trump announcing his decision on whether the U.S. will remain in the Paris Climate Agreement, at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 1, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

‘I don’t know what you’re talking about’

Mattis Promises Afghanistan Strategy Is 'Very, Very Close' After Delays

Politics | Jonah Bennett
U.S. Secretary of Defense Mattis speaks with U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Mnuchin at the White House in Washington

Mattis still has confidence in Army Gen. John Nicholson to head the war.

Mattis: 'We'll Take It Out' If North Korea Fires A Missile At Guam

World | Ryan Pickrell
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis reviews the honour guard before a meeting with Japan's Defense Minister Tomomi Inada at the Defense Ministry in Tokyo, Japan, February 4, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Strike on US ‘could lead to war’

Top US General: Military Will Move On North Korea Only If Diplomacy Fails

World | Ryan Pickrell
A South Korean soldier stands guard at a guard post near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in Paju, South Korea, August 14, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Diplomacy ‘backed by military options’

‘Stand Down’ -- Mattis Draws The Line On North Korea

World | Ryan Pickrell
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis reviews the honour guard before a meeting with Japan's Defense Minister Tomomi Inada at the Defense Ministry in Tokyo, Japan, February 4, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

‘Unquestionable commitment to defend ourselves’

More Than 50 Democrats Plea For Mattis To Ignore Transgender Military Ban

Politics | Jonah Bennett
U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington

‘We write…to remind you not to comply with any unconstitutional directive’

Retired Generals Duel Over Transgender Ban

Politics | Jonah Bennett
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds up a rainbow flag with "LGBTs for TRUMP" written on it at a campaign rally in Greeley

‘We write today to express our gratitude’

Coast Guard Commandant 'Will Not Break Faith' With All 13 Transgender Members

Politics | Jonah Bennett
A woman holds rainbow flags for the grand entry at the International Gay Rodeo Association's Rodeo In the Rock in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States April 26, 2015. (REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

‘I will not turn my back’

US Unsure If Afghan Intel Service Even Works Despite Half A Billion Dollars In Aid

World | Saagar Enjeti
An aerial view of the Pentagon building in Washington, June 15, 2005, with the Potomac river in the foreground. [U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld defended the Guantanamo prison against critics who want it closed by saying U.S. taxpayers have a big financial stake in it and no other facility could replace it at a Pentagon briefing on Tuesday.] - RTXNK9J

‘Almost impossible to gauge the government’s return on investment’

McMaster Purges National Security Council Staffer With Close Ties To Bannon

Politics | Jonah Bennett
Newly named National Security Adviser Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster listens as U.S. President Donald Trump makes the announcement at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida U.S. February 20, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

‘General McMaster greatly appreciates Derek Harvey’s service’

Trump Issued Transgender Order To Secure Border Wall Funding

Politics | Will Racke
US President Donald Trump speaks during a "Make America Great Again" rally at the Covelli Centre in Youngstown, Ohio, July 25, 2017. (PHOTO: Getty Images/AFP/SAUL LOEB)

‘Make sure every defense dollar goes toward meeting the threats’

US Unsure How It Will Implement Trump's Transgender Troop Ban

World | Saagar Enjeti
People dance as they participate in the annual Gay Pride parade, also called Christopher Street Day parade (CSD), in Berlin, Germany July 23, 2016. REUTERS/Stefanie Loos TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTSJC12

‘We will continue to work closely with the White House’

Twitter Elites Melt Down Over Trump Transgender Ban Announcement

Politics | Jonah Bennett
U.S. President Donald Trump participates in the commissioning ceremony of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia, U.S. July 22, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX3CITM

‘Why legislate hate?’

Trump Ends Obama Policy Of Transgenders In Military

Politics | Jonah Bennett
U.S. President Donald Trump participates in the commissioning ceremony of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia, U.S. July 22, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX3CIPR

‘Cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption’

Mattis Calls For Major Review Into All Military Training Unrelated To Warfighting

US | Jonah Bennett
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis speaks to United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for Defence Sir Michael Fallon during a meeting at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., July 7, 2017. (DOD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith)

‘I want to verify that our military policies also support and enhance warfighting’