Defense

REPORT: Pentagon May Send 1,000 More Troops To Afghanistan This Spring

Defense | Will Racke
A suicide bomber targeting a NATO convoy wounded three Afghan civilians in Kabul on September 24 without causing casualties among Danish troops on board, officials said. WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty Images

Combat advisers

Former Military Lawyers: Chelsea Manning Subject To Prosecution Over Senate Run

Defense | Jonah Bennett
The 2017 New Yorker Festival - Chelsea Manning Talks With The New Yorker's Larissa MacFarquhar

Lock him up?

Afghan Forces Regain Control Of Kabul Hotel After Taliban Attack Kills 18

Defense | Will Racke
A man tries to escape from a balcony at Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel during an attack by gunmen in Kabul, Afghanistan January 21, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Assault in the heart of Kabul

North Korea Laughs At America's 'Nuclear Phobia' After False Alert Causes Chaos In Hawaii

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un smiles while watching the Korean People's Army (KPA) tank crews' competition at an unknown location, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on March 11, 2016. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY REUTERS/KCNA ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS. SOUTH KOREA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SOUTH KOREA. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. - GF10000341444

‘A tragicomedy in the U.S.’

Commanders Face Criminal Charges For Ship Collisions That Killed 17 American Sailors

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald, damaged by colliding with a Philippine-flagged merchant vessel, is towed by a tugboat upon its arrival at the U.S. naval base in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo, Japan June 17, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Negligent homicide, hazarding a vessel, dereliction of duty

Bombers Able To Nuke US Enemies Into Oblivion Arrive In The Pacific

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
A B-52G Stratofortress bomber aircraft of the 1708th Bomb Wing takes off on a mission during Operation Desert Storm. Air Force/Flickr

Follows earlier deployment of nuclear-capable stealth bombers

Missile Attack False Alarm Causes Chaos In Hawaii

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervises a ballistic rocket launching drill of Hwasong artillery units of the Strategic Force of the KPA in an undated photo. KCNA/via REUTERS

‘We have 15 minutes before me and my family could be dead’

STUDY: Fat Southern Army Recruits Pose Nat. Security Threat

Defense | Jonah Bennett
Two fat people with their bellies touching. Phoenixns/Shutterstock.

‘Disproportionate burden that certain states are having on national security’

Sessions Creates Hezbollah Narcoterror Unit

Defense | Will Racke
Palestinian and Lebanese protestors wave the yellow Hezbollah flags during a demonstration in Lebanon's southern border town of Naqura on December 21, 2017 to denounce the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. MAHMOUD ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images

Back in the crosshairs

US Sends A Handful Of Stealth Bombers To The Pacific

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
A B-2 Spirit proceeds to an undisclosed location after flying a mission over Iraq, March 27, 2003. A U.S. B-2 bomber on Friday dropped two earth-shattering 4,600-pound (2,086 kg) "bunker-buster" bombs on a downtown Baghdad communications tower, defense officials said. it was the first use of the big bombs in a week-long pounding of the Iraqi capital. U.S.-led jets and ships have used more than 5,000 bombs and missiles against Baghdad and across Iraq in a war to depose President Saddam Hussein. REUTERS/Cherie A. Thurlby/U.S. Air Force

Possible warning to North Korea

Pentagon Calls On ISIS To Surrender Or Die By Shovel To The Head

Defense | Jonah Bennett
Syrian soldier sets fire on April 4, 2016 to an Islamic State (IS) group flag after Syrian troops regained control the previous day of al-Qaryatain, a town in the province of Homs in central Syria.

‘Beating them to death with our entrenching tools’

FACT CHECK: Did Nikki Haley Threaten To Cut Off Aid To Palestinian Refugees?

Defense | Jamie Gregora

Check Your Fact

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks at UN headquarters in New York, U.S., January 2, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Here’s our verdict

FBI Report Blows Up Theory Of 'Sonic Attacks' Against US Diplomats In Cuba

Defense | Will Racke
Granma, the Communist Party newspaper and a source of anti-US tirades since 1965, made history on September 21, 2016 by running a US embassy notice for American citizens living in Cuba.The notice gives information on how US residents can request absentee ballots to vote in the November 8 presidential election. YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images

Fresh doubts

Expensive US Spy Satellite Presumed Lost After SpaceX Mission Goes Awry

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, with the Dragon spacecraft onboard, carrying almost 6,000 pounds of science research, crew supplies and hardware to the International Space Station, launches from pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., June 3, 2017. Photo taken June 3, 2017. NASA/Bill Ingalls/Handout via REUTERS

But, it is unclear exactly what happened

These 7 Photos Of Marines In Afghanistan Capture Why America Loves Marines

Defense | Hailey Sadler
Marine Saluting Flag In Afghanistan (Hailey Sadler)

Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan

Pulse Nightclub Shooter's Wife Knew Of His Plot To Kill And Did Nothing

Defense | Chris White
A member loyal to the ISIL waves an ISIL flag in Raqqa

‘I was in denial’

The Man Who Ran The NSA During Some Of The Most Serious Security Breaches Is Now Stepping Down: Report

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Michael Rogers testifies at the Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington March 11, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Agency has been torn apart by security breaches over the years

Why Aid Cuts Won't Erase Pakistan's Leverage Over US War In Afghanistan

Defense | Will Racke
People burn a sign depicting a U.S. flag and a picture of U.S. President Donald Trump as they take part in an anti-U.S. rally in Peshawar, Pakistan, January 5, 2018. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz

Few options

The Manhattan Truck Attack Triggered This US Military Veteran To Join ISIS

Defense | Anders Hagstrom

Offered to join ‘the cause’

ISIS Goes To War With Hamas For Not Hating Jews, Egypt Enough

Defense | Will Racke
Men in orange jumpsuits purported to be Egyptian Christians held captive by the Islamic State (IS) kneel in front of armed men along a beach said to be near Tripoli, in this still image from an undated video made available on social media on February 15, 2015. Islamic State released the video on Sunday purporting to show the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians kidnapped in Libya. In the video, militants in black marched the captives to a beach that the group said was near Tripoli. They were forced down onto their knees, then beheaded. Egypt's state news agency MENA quoted the spokesman for the Coptic Church as confirming that 21 Egyptian Christians believed to be held by Islamic State were dead. REUTERS/Social media via Reuters TV

‘Never surrender to them’