As Hurricane Michael Roared In, Some Expensive Air Force Jets Had To Be Left Behind
“All of those hangars are damaged. We anticipate the aircraft parked inside may be damaged as well."
Congress Wants Trump To End US Military Aid To Saudi Arabia In Yemen Over Khashoggi's Disappearance
The US has provided Saudi Arabia with refueling, weapons, and advice for its campaign in Yemen that the UN said has killed thousands of civilians.
The US Military Is Now Recruiting Soldiers To Fight In A War That Started Before They Were Born
“Most Americans are only vaguely aware that we’re still fighting overseas, and the reason for that is that they don’t have any skin in the game.”
The Pentagon Used To Hide US Troops In Syria. Now It's Posting Videos Of Them On Twitter.
“That’s the dirty little secret here — there could be thousands of US troops camped out in northern and eastern Syria for decades,” said Nicholas Heras, a Syria expert at the Center for a New American Security.
New Emails Show Confusion At The Pentagon After Trump’s Transgender Ban Tweets
“Sirs – POTUS just tweeted the below on Transgenders not being able to serve in the military in any capacity."
The President Of Poland Wants A US Military Base, So He Offered To Name It After Trump
He also offered to pony up $2 billion to help pay for a permanent US presence.
The US Says Saudi Arabia Is Trying Really Hard Not To Kill Civilians In Yemen
The claim was greeted with skepticism. “It’s not a certification — it’s a rubber stamp for Saudi Arabia,” said Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
The Maria Butina Case Was Never About The Sex Life Of A Russian Spy
The breathless coverage of a sexual overture that wasn’t missed the new details about her five-year effort to make inroads with prominent Republicans.
The US Warns It Might Resume Drills With South Korea After Talks With The North Stall
Trump ordered the exercises suspended after his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Trump Orders Flags Back To Half-Staff After Veterans Groups Express Fury At “Blatant Disrespect”
After veterans groups accused Donald Trump of “telling every veteran ... that he doesn’t give a damn about anyone’s service,” Trump issued a proclamation calling for flags to remain at half-staff through McCain’s funeral.
Maria Butina's Lawyer Is Accusing US Prosecutors Of A "Sexist Smear"
Arguing for her release on bond, her lawyer says US prosecutors twisted joking text messages to paint “Ms. Butina as some type of spy-novel honeypot.”
Here's How GoFundMe Has Become Another Platform To Fight About Trump–Russia
Six key figures in the Trump–Russia probe have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars on the seesaw of outrage and sympathy created by the investigation dominating US politics.
17 Years And Counting, It’s Still Not Clear What Success In Afghanistan Looks Like
The outgoing US commander in Afghanistan gave what was likely his final press briefing on Wednesday, facing a barrage of questions about how the US military can claim both progress and a stalemate.
The State Department Changed Its Mind About Spending $230 Million On Syria
The funds were redirected after the State Department received promises and pledges from coalition partners, notably Saudi Arabia, for funding to help stabilize the country.
Trump Says It's Really DC Officials Who Are To Blame For Canceling His Super-Expensive Military Parade
The president tweeted that he'll just go to a military parade in Paris instead.
The US Military's New Space Force Branch Could Be Coming As Soon As 2020
The proposal includes a plan to create an "elite group of joint war fighters" for space who would be organized along the same lines as current special operations forces.
Accused Russian Agent's Journey To Washington Began In South Dakota
Maria Butina learned about Americans on a very local level — and found that gun rights would be a winning issue to get close to conservatives.
New Emails Show What Happens When The Pentagon Has To Scramble To Catch Up To Trump
“The White House gets to do whatever it wants when it wants how it wants.”
Guns, God, And Trump: How An Accused Russian Agent Wooed US Conservatives
It’s hard to tell how much of the story 29-year-old Maria Butina told Americans about herself for years is real. But it's clear that her persona — a scrappy girl from Siberia fighting for Russian gun rights — was carefully calibrated to appeal to US conservatives.