Defense

Feds Charge Ex-CIA Case Officer Who Allegedly Gave Up Entire US Spy Network In China

Defense | Will Racke
The lobby of the CIA Headquarters Building in McLean, Virginia, August 14, 2008. REUTERS/Larry Downing

‘Conspiring with foreign agents’

Saudi Arabia Says It Intercepted Houthi Missiles Fired At Capital

Defense | Will Racke
A photo distributed by the Houthi Military Media Unit shows the launch by Houthi forces of a ballistic missile aimed at Saudi Arabia March 25, 2018. Houthi Military Media Unit/Handout via Reuters

A ‘new phase’

Rouhani Says Iran Will Stay In Nuclear Deal, But Delivers A Huge Threat

Defense | Will Racke
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a meeting with Muslim leaders and scholars in Hyderabad, India, February 15, 2018. REUTERS/Danish/File Photo

Ready to ‘start enriching uranium more than before’

Navy SEAL To Receive Medal Of Honor For Leading Mission To Rescue Fallen Teammate

Defense | Will Racke
An undated official portrait of retired Master Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Britt K. Slabinski. President Donald J. Trump will award the Medal of Honor to Master Chief Slabinski during a White House ceremony on May 24, 2018 for his heroic actions during the Battle of Takur Ghar in March 2002 while serving in Afghanistan. Master Chief Slabinski is being recognized for his actions while leading a team under heavy effective enemy fire in an attempt to rescue SEAL teammate Petty Officer 1st Class Neil Roberts during Operation Anaconda in 2002. The Medal of Honor is an upgrade of the Navy Cross he was previously awarded for these actions. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

‘A daring assault’

REPORT: Pompeo Told Europeans Trump Will Withdraw From Iran Deal Over 'Sunset Clauses'

Defense | Will Racke
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson (L) and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pose for photographs ahead of meetings at the U.S. State Department's Harry S. Truman headquarters building May 7, 2018 in Washington, DC. Johnson is in the United States in part to argue for the Trump Administration to continue to be a party to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. "The wisest course would be to improve the handcuffs rather than break them", Johnson wrote in an editorial in the New York Times. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Still a sticking point

The Coast Guard Is Making Moves To Catch South American Drug Vessels Before They Reach The Ocean

Defense | Audrey Conklin
Cocaine in the shape of the Americas

‘Intercepting probably about five ships per month’

Israel's Netanyahu Turns Up Pressure To End Iran Deal Ahead Of Trump's Decision Deadline

Defense | Will Racke
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seen ahead of a meeting with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem May 2, 2018. Abir Sultan/Pool via Reuters | Netanyahu Pressures To End Iran Deal

‘Better now than later’

US Navy Revives Second Fleet To Challenge Russia In The Atlantic

Defense | Will Racke
The USS George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier is seen anchored off Stokes Bay in the Solent, Britain, July 27, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay | Navy Revives Second Fleet

‘We’re back in an era of great power competition’

US Aircraft Carrier Appears In The Mediterranean, Begins Raining Hell On ISIS

Defense | Joseph Lafave
180503-N-NQ487-0224 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (May 3, 2018) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Red Rippers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, May 3, 2018. As the Carrier Strike Group 8 flagship, Harry S. Truman's support of Operation Inherent Resolve demonstrates the capability and flexibility of U.S. Naval Forces, and its resolve to eliminate the terrorist group ISIS and the threat it poses. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kaysee Lohmann/Released)

‘Continued commitment’

NYT: Green Berets Pop Up In Another African Nation

Defense | Will Racke
Smoke billows following an air-strike by the Saudi-led coalition targeting the Al-Dailami air base, in the capital Sanaa on April 5, 2018. MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images

Expanding the mission

China Has Reportedly Been Trying To Blind American Military Pilots With High-Powered Lasers

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
A C-130J Hercules aircraft from the 115th Airlift Squadron at Channel Islands Air National Guard Station, Calif., flies over Jordan during Exercise Eager Lion May 31, 2014, at an air base in northern Jordan. During Eager Lion, the C-130s added another dimension for other exercise participants during humanitarian assistance and disaster relief scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley/Released)

Chinese media says the US should ‘stop making up stories’

Iran Draws A Line In Sand With Trump

Defense | Will Racke
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attends a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, Russia January 10, 2018. REUTERS/Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool/File Photo

‘Bullying others from doing business with Iran’

Federal Judge Questions Government Power To Put US Citizens On Secret 'Kill List'

Defense | Will Racke
A U.S. Air Force MQ-1B Predator unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), carrying a Hellfire missile lands at a secret air base after flying a mission in the Persian Gulf region on January 7, 2016. The U.S. military and coalition forces use the base, located in an undisclosed location, to launch airstrikes against ISIL in Iraq and Syria, as well as to distribute cargo and transport troops supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. The Predators at the base are operated and maintained by the 46th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron, currently attached to the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

‘I’m very concerned about the rights of a U.S. citizen’

Military Plane Crashes Near Savannah, Five Dead

Defense | Ryan Pickrell

C-130 transport aircraft

More Servicemembers Are Reporting Sexual Assault, DoD Says

Defense | Joseph Lafave
Marines throw colored powder onto participants of the annual Colorful Consent 5k Run to mark Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., April 7, 2017. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Julio McGraw

‘Preventing sexual assault is our moral duty’

Afghanistan Security Forces Are Shrinking As Insurgents Mount Devastating Urban Attacks

Defense | Will Racke
Afghan National Army (ANA) prepare for an operation against insurgents in Khogyani district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan November 28, 2017. REUTERS/Parwiz

‘Overall trend for the insurgency is rising control’

Pompeo Says Israel Documents Show Nuclear Deal 'Built On Iran's Lies'

Defense | Will Racke
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shakes hands with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during a meeting at the Ministry of Defence in Tel Aviv, Israel, April 29, 2018. Thomas Coex/Pool via Reuters

Laying the groundwork for withdrawal

Senior Military Leaders Split With Trump On Transgender Troops In The Military

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media after the Congressional Republican Leadership retreat at Camp David, Maryland, U.S., January 6, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

‘Not aware of any issues’

Osama Bin Laden's Alleged Ex-Body Guard Becomes A Welfare Queen In Germany

Defense | Chris White
The German government has been giving a man once believed to be Osama bin Laden's body guard a $1,400 monthly welfare payments, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. (Photo: REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh )

‘An acute and considerable danger’

Here's What Happens When A Reporter Tries To Breach A Door Faster Than A Marine

Defense | Ford Springer

Who broke the door down first?