Defense

Trump Approves Lethal Weapons Sales To Ukraine, Destroying Collusion Talking Point

Defense | Will Racke
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

Russia not happy

Appeals Court Upholds Reversal Of Trump's Transgender Military Ban

Defense | Nick Givas
Military silhouettes of soldiers and airforce against the backdrop of sunset sky. (ShutterStock/BPTU)

Starts January 1

Mattis Surprises Troops -- And The Media -- With This Visit

Defense | Will Racke
U.S. Defence Secretary James Mattis prepares to welcome Australian Defence Minister Marise Payne at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., September 20, 2017. To Match Special Report USA-NUCLEAR/ICBM REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo

He was just meeting with the president yesterday

Judge Says ISIS Supporter Who Plotted To Kill Conservative Blogger Is Not 'A Monster'

Defense | Chris White
A member of Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) holds an Islamic State militants as he celebrates in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq July 9, 2017. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani - RTX3AQJH

‘You are not a monster’

McMaster: 'The President Asked Us' To Prepare A 'Military Option' For North Korea

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner listen as U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Jordan's King Abdullah during the U.N. General Assembly in New York, U.S., September 20, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque.

‘Act urgently’

American Bomber Rains Unprecedented Death On Terrorists In Afghanistan

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

‘All the areas where they thought they were safe and they are no longer so’

Haley Presents 'Irrefutable' Evidence That Iran Gave Ballistic Missiles To Yemen Rebels

Defense | Will Racke
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley briefs the media in front of remains of Iranian "Qiam" ballistic missile provided by Pentagon at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, U.S., December 14, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

‘Iran’s fingerprints all over it’

Lindsey Graham: There's A 70 Percent Chance Of War With North Korea If Kim Pops Off Another Nuke

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
Multiple rocket launchers 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

‘War with North Korea is an all-out war against the regime’

US Fighter Jets Chase Russian Planes Out Of Syria Deconfliction Zone

Defense | Jonah Bennett
Armenian army Sukhoi Su-25 ground attack aircraft fire during a military exercise at a training ground in Armenia on September 11, 2015. Karen Minasyan/AFP/Getty Images.

The F-22s launched warning flares

US Backed Anti-ISIS Troops Rain Hellfire On 'More Than 20' ISIS Fighters

Defense | Saagar Enjeti
A-10C Thunderbolt II with the 188th Fighter Wing, Arkansas Air National Guard conduct close-air support training Nov. 21, 2013, near Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jim Haseltine)

‘Second time in less than a month’

US And China At Odds Over Taiwan Again As Trump Signs National Defense Bill Into Law

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
The USS Ronald Reagan in waters around Okinawa southwest of the Korean peninsula, October 9, 2017. U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/via REUTERS

Formal complaints and talk of war

US Troops In Japan Can Drink Again

Defense | Saagar Enjeti
A year ago, black-owned businesses started gathering in Washington, D.C., to indulge Americans in one of their favorite treats: alcohol. Africa Studio/Shutterstock

‘As of noon today’

Unleash The Warthog: Afghans Want The Best Terrorist Killer Around Back On Battlefield

Defense | Saagar Enjeti
A pair of Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft fly in formation June, 7, 2014 over Kansas. The aircraft, assigned to the 188th Fighter Wing, Ebbing Air National Guard Base, Fort Smith, Ark., were the final two A-10s to depart Fort Smith as the 188th FW transitions from a fighter mission to an intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance/remotely piloted aircraft mission. (DOD photo/Senior Airman Sierra Dopfel)

‘This will be a very long winter for the Taliban’

Pentagon Names Soldier Killed In Vehicle Accident In Afghanistan

Defense | Jonah Bennett
Spc. Jeremiah Carter, from Mooresville, Ind., with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, conducts a dismounted presence patrol with his unit June 2, 2013 near Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak, Kandahar province, Afghanistan. The unit was patrolling to meet area farmers and project force posture. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)

‘We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our own’

ISIS To 'Recognize Explosives As The Capital' Of US

Defense | Joshua Gill

‘The recognition of your dog ‘Trump’ Jerusalem’

Pentagon To Allow Transgender Recruits

Defense | Jonah Bennett
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds up a rainbow flag with "LGBTs for TRUMP" written on it at a campaign rally in Greeley

‘Serious irreparable harms’

WIPED OUT: Iraq Declares Victory Against Islamic State

Defense | Will Racke
Iraqi pro-government forces gather in Rawa on November 18, 2017, after troops retook the Euphrates valley town from Islamic State group jihadists. SULEIMAN AL-ANBARI/AFP/Getty Images

‘All Iraqi lands are liberated’

Navy: Black Sailor Who Claimed Racial Slurs Written On His Bed Staged The Whole Thing

Defense | Jonah Bennett
George H.W. Bush Carrier

‘I proudly serve the Navy and this is what I’m receiving in return’

US Barbecues Five Al-Qaida Terrorists In New Slate Of Yemen Strikes

Defense | Saagar Enjeti

‘Killed in the strikes’

Foiled Theresa May Assassination Plot May Reveal Clues As To ISIS's Next Move

Defense | Saagar Enjeti
Kurdish fighters from the People's Protection Units (YPG) run across a street in Raqqa, Syria, July 3, 2017. Goran Tomasevic: "They were members of Kurdish YPG militia. They were running across the street because ISIS fighters' positions were nearby. I shot the picture in a last day of my assignment. I was lucky to have that picture as YPG fighters were giving very restricted access to media." REUTERS/ Goran Tomasevic/File Photo

Saved up money, tried to secure a fake passport