US Has Troops In Every African Country But One

Defense | Saagar Enjeti
U.S. Marines, assigned to Security Cooperation Marine Air Ground Task Force, disembarks Landing Craft Unit 1660, assigned to Assault Craft Unit 2, during an offload of U.S, Spanish, Portuguese and British Marines from the embarked Security Cooperation Marine Air-Ground Task Force and Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 7. The SC-MAGTF, NMCB 7, BMU 2 and ACU 2 are embarked on board USS Gunston Hall as part of Africa Partnership Station West, an international initiative developed by Naval Forces Europe and Naval Forces Africa, which aims to work cooperatively with U.S. and international Partners to improve maritime safety and security in West and Central Africa.

‘More than 20 years’

Dunford Reveals New Details On Fatal Niger Ambush

World | Saagar Enjeti
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testifies during a House Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Oct. 3, 2017. Gen. Dunford testified alongside Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis about the U.S. Defense strategy in South Asia. (DoD Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. James K. McCann)

Took fire for 1 hour before air support was requested

Top General On North Korea: 'We Pray For Peace' But 'Prepare For War'

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
Multiple DPRK rocket launchers are seen being fired during a military drill at an unknown location, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 25, 2016. REUTERS/KCNA

‘Do not ignore their words when their words are combined with capability’

McCain Blocking Trump's Pentagon Nominees Until Administration Tells Him More About Afghan Strategy

Defense | Jonah Bennett
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) confers with Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) as General Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. September 26, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein.

‘We have to try and force a change in that relationship’

Top Generals Assume North Korea Can Hit The US With A Nuke

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14. KCNA/via REUTERS

And has the will to do it if necessary

Mattis Says US Will Avoid War With North Korea 'As Long As Possible'

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), bottom, is seen relieving the USS George H.W. Bush in the Arabian Gulf October 18, 2014. REUTERS/US Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Korrin Kim/Handout via Reuters

‘Solve this diplomatically’

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’

Joint Chiefs Chairman Joins Service Heads In Blasting Racism, Bigotry

Politics | Jonah Bennett
U.S. Joint Chiefs Chairman Dunford testifies on operations against the Islamic State, on Capitol Hill in Washington

‘No place — for racism and bigotry in the U.S. military or in the United States as a whole’

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’

Trump Admin's Line On North Korea Is Not As Inconsistent As CNN Would Have You Believe

World | Ryan Pickrell
North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un observes a target-striking contest by the Korean People's Army (KPA) in this undated photo, released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), April 13, 2017. REUTERS/KCNA

Diplomacy, with military action on the back burner

Top General: US Military Edge Is 'Eroding'

National Security | Russ Read
An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the "Kestrels" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 137 takes off from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transiting the South China Sea April 10, 2017. Picture taken April 10, 2017. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean M. Castellano/Handout via REUTERS

‘It is eroding now’

North Korea Warns US Will 'Perish In The Flames' As Trump Admin Prepares To Brief Congress

World | Ryan Pickrell
A military drill marking the 85th anniversary of the establishment of the Korean People's Army (KPA) is seen in this handout photo by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) made available on April 26, 2017. KCNA/Handout via REUTERS

Possibly clarifying US-North Korea policy

Iran Working To 'Inflict Grave Damage' To Key Anti-ISIS Ally

National Security | Saagar Enjeti
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks live on television after casting his ballot in the Iranian presidential election in Tehran, Iran June 12, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz/File Photo

‘Evidence of an Iranian destabilization effort’

Mattis Shows Up Unannounced, Gives Middle East Policy Office A Pop Quiz

National Security | Saagar Enjeti
U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis waits to welcome Canada's Minister of National Defense Harjit Sajjan at the Pentagon in Washington, U.S., February 6, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

‘By reading, you learn through others’ experiences’

Top US General: War With North Korea 'Could Quickly' Spill Into Continental US

World | Ryan Pickrell
Artillery pieces are seen being fired during a military drill at an unknown location, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 25, 2016. REUTERS/KCNA/File

‘Likely would expand beyond that region’

Trump Is Inheriting Obama's Military, And His Legacy Of Unparalleled Social Change

Politics | Jonah Bennett
U.S. President Obama attends a military full honor review farewell ceremony given in his honor, accompanied by Vice President Biden and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Dunford at Joint Base Myer-Henderson in Washington

Radical social policy changes have turned ‘sound military priorities upside down’

Podesta Emails Reveal What Obama Administration Really Thought Of Top Generals

National Security | Russ Read

One admiral was apparently too ‘abrasive’

Top US General Pleads With Troops Not To Revolt Over 2016

World | Saagar Enjeti
U.S. Joint Chiefs Chairman Dunford testifies on operations against the Islamic State, on Capitol Hill in Washington

‘The line between military advice and political preference’

Clinton's Syria Policy Would Lead To A War With Russia, According To Top US General

Defense | Russ Read

‘That’s a pretty fundamental decision that certainly I’m not going to make’