Mattis May Have Made His Toughest Political Call Yet

Defense | Jonah Bennett
U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis gestures to the media at the Pentagon in Washington, U.S., April 11, 2017. (REUTERS/Yuri Gripas)

‘I must be able to eliminate excess infrastructure’

Study Shows Companies May Be Illegally Blocking Military Reservists From Employment

US | Jonah Bennett
Rapid Trident -2017 involves approximately 1,800 personnel from 14 nations, including Bulgaria, Canada, Estonia, Italy, Georgia, Lithuania, Moldova, Norway, Poland, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Yuri Dyachyshyn/AFP/Getty Images.

Reservists have been struggling to keep their jobs after deployments.

US Turns 'DOZENS' Of ISIS Trainees Into Red Desert Stains

Defense | Saagar Enjeti
Lt. Col. George Watkins, the 34th Fighter Squadron commander, drops a GBU-12 laser-guided bomb from an F-35A Lightning II at the Utah Test and Training Range Feb. 25, 2016. The 34th FS is the Air Force's first combat unit to employ munitions from the F-35A. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jim Haseltine)

‘Used the camps to train militants’

14 States Push Back Against Trump's Trans Ban In New Court Filing

Politics | Jonah Bennett
A woman with a rainbow flag lays on grass during the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community rally "VIII St.Petersburg Pride" in St. Petersburg

‘The Administration seeks to ban otherwise qualified people from service simply because of who they are’

Here Are The Lawmakers Fighting Trump's Transgender Ban

Politics | Jonah Bennett
Transgender Major Alexandra Larsson of the Swedish Armed Forces (L) speaks alongside fellow transgender Sergeant Lucy Jordan (C) of the New Zealand Air Force, during a a conference entitled "Perspectives on Transgender Military Service from Around the Globe" organized by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Palm Center in Washington on October 20, 2014. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

‘News flash, Mr. President – thousands of transgender troops already serve our country’

Army Dropping Standards, Handing Out Marijuana Waivers To Attract Troops

Defense | Jonah Bennett
Rapid Trident -2017 involves approximately 1,800 personnel from 14 nations, including Bulgaria, Canada, Estonia, Italy, Georgia, Lithuania, Moldova, Norway, Poland, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Yuri Dyachyshyn/AFP/Getty Images.

‘Smoking marijuana in an isolated incident as a teenager is not a pattern of misconduct’

US Military 'In A Death Spiral' After Obama Era Cuts

World | Saagar Enjeti
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald, damaged by colliding with a Philippine-flagged merchant vessel, is seen at the U.S. naval base in Yokosuka,, Japan June 18, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

‘Rapidly wearing out’

Veterans' Org Demands Facebook Collaborate With DOD, VA To Shut Down Disinformation

US | Jonah Bennett
The Facebook application is seen on a phone screen August 3, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas White

‘VVA is calling on Facebook and Twitter to immediately shut down all fake veteran pages and spam bots’

Pentagon Releases Names Of Special Forces Killed In Niger

Defense | Jonah Bennett
Visitors embrace as they sit next to a grave on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington

Two other Green Berets were wounded

Mattis Unleashes Troops On Taliban With New Rule Of Engagement In Afghanistan

Defense | Jonah Bennett
Sgt. William Olas Bee, a U.S. Marine from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, has a close call after Taliban fighters opened fire near Garmser in Helmand Province of Afghanistan May in this 18, 2008 file photo. Goran Tomasevic: If I hadn't already been pointing the camera at the Marine when the bullet hit the wall, there is no way I would have been able to react quickly enough to take those pictures REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic.

‘You see some of the results’

Pentagon Releases Name Of Soldier Killed By IED In Iraq

US | Jonah Bennett
Flags are placed on headstones for Memorial Day at Arlington Cemetery

The first month of his first overseas deployment.

Pentagon Drops All Training Materials On Extremism From The SPLC

Defense | Jonah Bennett
The Pentagon is seen from the air over Washington, DC on August 25, 2013. The 6.5 million sq ft (600,000 sq meter) building serves as the headquarters of the US Department of Defense and was built from 1941 to 1943. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images.

‘All references to the SPLC have been removed from any current training’

Guam Gov Tells Pentagon To Stop Construction Projects Until It Can Use Foreign Workers Again

US | Jonah Bennett
Guam Governor Eddie Calvo speaks during a news conference next to other local officials at a government centre in Adelup district on the island of Guam

‘I believe it is risking our island and our nation’s security’

Trump Sends Hospital Ship To Puerto Rico, WaPo Gives Clinton All The Praise

World | Ryan Pickrell
The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort is seen anchored at San Juan Port, some 140 km (87 miles) south of the capital Managua June 20, 2011. The ship will remain in Nicaragua for 10 days and will provide humanitarian assistance to communities near to port. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

US ‘will continue to support them as long as support is needed’

US Bombers Rip Past North Korea To Remind 'Rocket Man' Of American Power

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
A two-ship of B-1B Lancers assigned to the 28th Bomb Squadron, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, release chaff and flares while maneuvering over New Mexico during a training mission Feb. 24, 2010. Dyess celebrates the 25th anniversary of the first B-1B bomber arriving at the base. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald)

Edging extremely close to North Korea

Pentagon Debunks Chelsea Manning's Claims To Have Zero Access To Gov't Health Care

US | Jonah Bennett
Chelsea Manning YouTube screenshot/ABC News

‘This administration has an incentive to claim i have access to healthcare in order to bolster its trans ban narrative’

US Opens First Permanent Base In Israel To Identify Aerial Threats

World | Jonah Bennett
U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New York, U.S., September 18, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RC196274E800

‘It’s a message that says Israel is better prepared’

Mattis To Investigate Whether Military's 'Can Do' Culture Is Behind Training Deaths

US | Jonah Bennett
US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis holds a press briefing at the Pentagon in Washington, DC, May 19, 2017. Pentagon chief Jim Mattis stressed Thursday that America is not getting more involved in Syria's civil war, after the US-led coalition struck a pro-regime convoy heading for a remote garrison. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

‘That is the way we’re brought up’

US Reminds Russia It Will Defend US-Backed Militias In Syria

World | Jonah Bennett
A fighter of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) is seen in the eastern Deir al Zor

US special operators were just a couple miles away from the strike

Here's How Mattis And The Pentagon Are Implementing Trump's Transgender Troop Ban

World | Saagar Enjeti
Servicemember standing in front of an LGBT flag. Niyazz/Shutterstock.

Continue to be provided paid treatment