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Trump studying options for new approach to Afghan war
The White House says President Donald Trump is 'studying and considering his options' for formulating a winning Afghanistan strategy and will make an announcement 'at the appropriate time.'
US, South Korea prepare for joint military exercise amid heightened tensions
U.S. and South Korean forces are preparing for a joint military exercise just weeks after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un threatened to launch missiles toward Guam . For months, the U.S. and South Korea have been planning for Ulchi Freedom Guardian, an annual exercise that will involve 14,500 U.S.
Trump approves plan to create independent cyber command
President Donald Trump has approved a Pentagon plan to create an independent cyber command to beef up cyberwar operations against the Islamic State group and other foes
Pentagon chief to visit Ukraine amid tensions with Russia
The Pentagon says Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will visit Ukraine next week to reassure government leaders that the U.S. does not accept Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region
Senior officer on damaged ship to be relieved of command
A Navy leader says the commanding officer of the USS Fitzgerald, which lost seven sailors in a collision at sea in June, will be relieved of command
Before Camp David talks, Mattis says Afghan strategy is near
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says President Donald Trump is gathering his national security team to attempt to set a new Afghanistan policy
Trump's military options in Afghanistan
President Trump on Friday will huddle with his national security team at Camp David in Maryland to discuss the country's strategy in Afghanistan. The president is being presented with a variety of options, including withdrawing all American troops or adding 3,900 more to the current 8,400 total.
Dog tags, possible remains of WWII soldier found on island
The dog tags of an American soldier missing from a World War II battle in the Pacific have been turned over to U.S. military officials, along with skeletal remains that could be his
US soldier killed in battle with IS in Afghanistan
US military says American soldier killed, several wounded in battle with Islamic State militants in eastern Afghanistan
Military leaders speak out against racism, extremism
Leaders of the four major U.S. military services are speaking out against racism and extremism after last weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia