Defense

Trump Clears The Way For South Korea To Build Bigger, More Destructive Warheads

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
South Korean troops fire Hyunmoo Missile into the waters of the East Sea at a military exercise in South Korea September 4, 2017. Defense Ministry/Yonhap/via REUTERS

And South Korea’s possible acquisition of nuclear submarines

Trump 'Hopes To God' He Doesn't Have To Attack North Korea

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
U.S. President Donald Trump walks with military commanders at the U.S. Eighth Army Operation Command Center at U.S. military installation Camp Humphreys in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, November 7, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

But, ‘US stands prepared to defend itself and its allies’

Three Carrier Strike Groups To Demonstrate America's Unmatched Naval Power In Asia

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
The USS Nimitz, USS Kitty Hawk and USS John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Groups transit in formation during a joint photo exercise during exercise Valiant Shield 2007 in the Pacific Ocean in this August 14, 2007 handout photo. The aerial formation consists of aircraft from the carrier strike groups as well as Air Force aircraft. Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Stephen W. Rowe/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS

Sending a message to regional challengers as Trump tours the region

White House Puts Price Tag On Deadly Naval Collisions

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

$700 million for repairs

Two US Special Operators Fall In Two Weeks In Afghan War

Defense | Saagar Enjeti
Special Forces Green Beret soldiers from each of the Army’s seven Special Forces Groups stand silent watch during the wreath-laying ceremony at the grave of President John F. Kennedy, Nov. 17, 2011, at Arlington National Cemetery. The ceremony marked a time-honored tradition to honor Kennedy for his support and advocacy of the soldiers who would be known simply as “Green Berets.” (US Army/Flickr)

‘Combat operations’

Second US Soldier Killed In Afghanistan In Just About A Week

Defense | Jonah Bennett
U.S. Army soldiers from the 2nd Platoon, B battery 2-8 field artillery, fire a howitzer artillery piece at Seprwan Ghar forward fire base in Panjwai district

‘We remain steadfast in our commitment to the Afghan people’

US Mission To Somalia Orders American Staff To Leave Mogadishu

Defense | Will Racke
Somali security officers secure the scene of a suicide car bomb explosion, at the gate of Naso Hablod Two Hotel in Hamarweyne district of Mogadishu, Somalia October 28, 2017. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

‘Specific threat information’

Marines Blitzed ISIS So Hard They 'Burned Out' Their Guns

Defense | Saagar Enjeti
A Marine with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Battalion Landing Team 1/4, fires the M777 howitzer during a battery defense battle drill at Arta Range, Nov. 3, 2013. A five-person gun crew can fire as many as five rounds per minute. The 13th MEU is deployed with the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group as a theater reserve and crisis response force throughout the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Staci Miller/Released)

‘Every minute of every hour’

REPORT: Sgt. Johnson Died A Horrific Death At Hands Of ISIS

Defense | Saagar Enjeti
A combination photo of U.S. Army Special Forces Sergeant Jeremiah Johnson (L to R), U.S. Special Forces Sgt. Bryan Black, U.S. Special Forces Sgt. Dustin Wright and U.S. Special Forces Sgt. La David Johnson killed in Niger, West Africa on October 4, 2017, in these handout photos released October 18, 2017. Courtesy U.S. Army Special Operations Command/Handout via REUTERS

‘Was found …’

How Trump Has Responded To NYC Terror Attack -- Bombs

Defense | Saagar Enjeti

Total number of strikes: 24

North Fears 'Surprise Nuclear Strike' As US Bombers Train Over Korea

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
A U.S. Air Force B-1B bomber lands Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, September 21, 2016. Yonhap/via REUTERS

B-1Bs conduct Korea flyby ahead of Trump’s Asia trip

South Korean Spy Agency Detects Flurry Of Activity At North Korean Missile Research Sites

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised a ballistic rocket launching drill of Hwasong artillery units of the Strategic Force of the KPA on the spot in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang March 7, 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS

‘There is a possibility of a new missile launch’

NYC Attacker Had Thousands Of Pieces Of ISIS Propaganda On His Phone

Defense | Saagar Enjeti
An unloaded Twitter website is seen on a phone without an internet connection, in front of a displayed ISIS flag in this photo illustration in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

‘Multiple images of the symbol of ISIS’s media wing’

Any Strike On The North Means Mass Death In Korea, High-Ranking Defector Reveals

Defense | 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 Photo

Officers trained to fire everything in response to any military action

Here's What Caused The Deadly Naval Accidents That Killed Seventeen 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

‘Accumulation of smaller errors’

France Ends State Of Emergency After Two Years Of Terror

Defense | Jacob Bojesson
French President Emmanuel Macron attends for the inauguration of the Institute of Mathematics of Orsay near Paris, France, October 25, 2017. REUTERS/Etienne Laurent/Pool

‘Commitments honored’

Senior North Korean Defector Details Kim Jong Un's 'Obsession' With Nuclear Missiles

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
The long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 (Mars-12) is launched during a test in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 15, 2017. KCNA via REUTERS

Legitimacy and regime survival

US Picks Off 11 ISIS Leaders In A Single Month

Defense | Saagar Enjeti

Senior military commanders

Tillerson Vows US Will Not Repeat Obama's Iraq Folly Under Trump

Defense | Saagar Enjeti
Former president Barack Obama speaks during a rally for New Jersey Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Jim Murphy in Newark, New Jersey, U.S. October 19, 2017. REUTERS/Mark Makela

‘We will remain in Iraq until ISIS is defeated’

The Pentagon Is Hiding How The Afghan War Is Going

Defense | Saagar Enjeti
Staff Sgt. Cary Anderson, a team leader with Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, greets an Afghan child in Habibabad during a joint patrol, Dec. 13. Marines and Danish soldiers, alongside their Afghan National Army counterparts met with locals during a joint patrol to establish relationships in the area. US Marines Flickr

US will no longer disclose …