Trump Tells Pentagon To Plan For Military Parade On Veterans Day

Defense | Will Racke
US President Donald Trump makes opening remarks as he holds a Cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House on January 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. Looking on from right is US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis. (Photo by Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)

Plans taking shape

Attacker Throws Bomb At US Embassy In Montenegro, Blows Self Up

Defense | Will Racke
A Police officer stands guard as he blocks the area around the US Embassy in Montenegro's capital, Podgorica, on February 22, 2018, following a suicide-bomber attack into the US embassy compound. An unknown attacker blew himself up after throwing a suspected grenade into the US-embassy compound in Podgorica, the Montenegrin government said on February 22, 2018. Authorities in Podgorica have not released any theories as to the motive for the attack in the country, which recently joined NATO despite opposition from some of the population and from where a number of jihadists have traveled to Iraq and Syria. (SAVO PRELEVIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Serbian soldier

Trump Is Much Tougher Than Democrats Are Claiming. Here's 5 Times Trump Went Tow Gunner On Russia

Defense | Will Racke
World leaders and senior business figures are gathering in the Vietnamese city of Danang this week for the annual 21-member APEC summit. JORGE SILVA/AFP/Getty Images

Trump’s true record on Russia

How This Iranian Airline Is Skirting US Sanctions

Defense | Will Racke
An airplane of Mahan Air sits at the tarmac after landing at Sanaa International Airport in the Yemeni capital on March 1, 2015 a day after officials from the Shiite militia-controlled city signed an aviation agreement with Tehran. Western-backed President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, who fled last weekend an effective house arrest by the Huthis in Sanaa, slammed the agreement as "illegal," according to an aide. MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images

Implications for Boeing deal?

Marines Are Guzzling Cobra Blood In Thailand Because Apparently That's How They Train For War

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
A U.S. Marine drinks the blood of a cobra during a jungle survival exercise as part of the "Cobra Gold 2018" (CG18) joint military exercise, at a military base in Chonburi province, Thailand, February 19, 2018. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

‘Fishy. Tastes like fish.’

ISIS Kills At Least 27 Iraqi Militiamen In Ambush

Defense | Will Racke
Earlier this this year Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory in a three-year war by Iraqi forces to expel the Islamic State jihadist group that at its height endangered Iraq's very existence. HAIDAR HAMDANI/AFP/Getty Images

Defeated but not dead

Syria Surprise: Now Assad's Troops Are Helping US-Backed Kurds Fight Off Turkey

Defense | Will Racke
Turkey launched operation "Olive Branch" on January 20 against the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia in Afrin, supporting Syrian opposition fighters with ground troops and air strikes. SALEH ABO GHALOUN/AFP/Getty Images

‘No one can stop the Turkish army’

A Chinese Official Tried To Stop An Aide Carrying The Nuclear Football. What Happened Next Was So Crazy John Kelly Had To Get Involved

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
U.S. President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping arrive for a state dinner at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

He laid a hand on Chief of Staff John Kelly

US Navy To China: We're Not Leaving The South China Sea

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
U.S. aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson approaches USNS Rappahannock (not shown) to perform an underway replenishment in the Pacific Ocean on May 27, 2017. Rappahannock is a Military Sealift Command ship that aides the U.S. Navy mission by delivering food, fuel and supplies to Navy vessels, thusly extending the Navy vessel's ability to stay at sea. Picture taken on on May 27, 2017. Torrey W. Lee/Courtesy U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS

‘International law allows us to operate here’

Mattis Trolls ISIS Prisoners: Not Quite As Eager To Fight To The Death Now

Defense | David Krayden
U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis joins White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders for the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, February 7, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

‘Not quite that committed’

The Air Force Academy Has Now Joined The Ranks Of Leftists Colleges

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
F-16's from the Thunderbirds fly overhead as graduates toss their caps in the air at the conclusion of the Air Force Academy graduation ceremony in Colorado Springs, Colorado May 28, 2008. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

‘He was actually pretty good professional basketball player’

CIA Argues The Public Can't See Classified Information It Has Already Given To Favored Reporters

Defense | Will Racke
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) logo is displayed in the lobby of CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, on August 14, 2008. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Special privileges?

FBI: No Evidence Of Terror Links In NSA Shooting

Defense | Will Racke
Aerial footage of the scene from NBC News showed a black SUV with numerous bullet holes in its windshield crashed into concrete barriers at the main entrance to the NSA's headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

‘An isolated incident’

Naval Command Fired After Executive Officer Discovered Drunk And Naked In The Woods

Defense | Will Racke
A U.S. MH-60S Sea Hawk flies by Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force ship JS Shimakaze above waters around Okinawa southwest of the Korean peninsula, October 9, 2017. U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/via REUTERS

Too much fun in Okinawa

If This Were Any Other Day, This Would Be The Biggest Story In The World

Defense | Will Racke
A truck drives down a destroyed street in a rebel-held area in Daraa on July 19, 2017, as civilians started to return to the area following the July 9 agreement ceasefire brokered by the United States, Russia and Jordan creating a de-escalation zone in Syria's southern Daraa, Quneitra and Sweida regions. MOHAMAD ABAZEED/AFP/Getty Images

Out of control

Israel Wants Washington To Get 'In The Game' In Syria

Defense | Will Racke
In this handout photo provided by the Israel Government Press Office (GPO), U.S. vice President Mike Pence (L) meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Prime Minister's Office on January 22, 2018 in Jerusalem, Israel. (Photo by Haim Zach/GPO via Getty Images)

‘America did not ante up in Syria’

James Foley's Mom Celebrates The Capture Of ISIS Executioners

Defense | Will Racke
Diane (C) and John Foley (L), the parents of US journalist James Foley, deliver a speech translated by Radio France reporter Claude Guibal (R) in the war reporters' memorial before the unveiling of a stone in honor of the war reporters killed in 2014, on October 9, 2014 in Bayeux, northwestern France, during the annual Bayeux-Calvados war journalism award week. The prizes were created in 1994 in honour of the 50th anniversary of the Allied landing. James Foley was murdered in August 2014 at the hands of Islamic State jihadists. CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP/Getty Images

‘They need to spend the rest of their life being held’

Latest Clash Between US Coalition And Pro-Regime Forces Points To New Risks In Syria

Defense | Will Racke
Syrian fighters attend their graduation ceremony near Syria's northeastern city of Hasakeh on January 20, 2018, at the end of a US-led training programme aimed at forming a security force to patrol territory captured from the Islamic State group along the country's northern border. DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images

Tested on multiple fronts

North Korea Cast Shade On The US And Gives Mike Pence The Cold Shoulder

Defense | Henry Rodgers
This undated picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 26, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) attending the combined fire demonstration of the services of the Korean People's Army in celebration of its 85th founding anniversary at the airport of eastern front. / AFP PHOTO / KCNA VIA KNS / STR / South Korea OUT / REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT ---EDITORS NOTE--- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO/KCNA VIA KNS" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS THIS PICTURE WAS MADE AVAILABLE BY A THIRD PARTY. AFP CAN NOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, LOCATION, DATE AND CONTENT OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PHOTO IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY AFP. / (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

‘The U.S. had better act with discretion’

US Strikes Pro-Syrian Regime Forces After 'Unprovoked Attack' On Coalition Base

Defense | Will Racke
A South Korean Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft takes off during Exercise MAX THUNDER 17 at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, April 26, 2017. Picture taken April 26, 2017. U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Carlos Jimenez/Handout via REUTERS

‘Repel the act of aggression’