Defense

Congress Worries The Contractor Flying Them Around The Globe Isn't Safe

Defense | Thomas Phippen
A US army Blackhawk helicopter from MEDEVAC team lands in Block 9th of Marjah district in Helmand Province on May 26, 2011. (Photo: MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images)

‘These are concerning statements’

White House Prepares To Announce Huge Cut In Refugee Admissions

Defense | Will Racke
Protesters gather outside the Trump Building at 40 Wall St. to take action against America’s refugee ban in New York City, U.S., March 28, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Well under half of last year’s level

James Mattis's Reason For Not Caring About The NFL Is Too Damn Awesome

Defense | Saagar Enjeti
Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis hosts an enhanced honor cordon for Poland’s Minister of Defense Antoni Macierewicz Sept. 21, 2017, at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. (DOD photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley)

‘I’m the secretary of defense. We defend the country’

How Seriously Should The US Take North Korea's Threat To Gun Down American Aircraft? North Korea's Done It Before

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches the test of a new-type anti-aircraft guided weapon system organised by the Academy of National Defence Science in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) May 28, 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS

Not as crazy as it sounds

North Korea Threatens To Shoot Down US Strategic Bombers

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sits in an airplane as he guides a flight drill for the inspection of airmen of the Korean People's Army (KPA) Air and Anti-Air Force in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang October 30, 2014. REUTERS/KCNA

‘The U.S. declared war on our country’

Army Launches Programs To Get Generals To Stop Having Extramarital Affairs

Defense | Jonah Bennett
Prostitute leaning against a pillar waiting for a client. Photographee.eu/Shutterstock.

‘We have tolerated people doing things they shouldn’t be doing’

US-Backed Syrian Democratic Forces Claims To Have Seized Largest Oil Field From ISIS

Defense | Jonah Bennett
Members of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), made up of an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters, rest after seizing an area on the western front of the Islamic State (IS) group's Syrian bastion of Raqa on June 11, 2017. US-backed Syrian fighters seized a second district of Raqa and launched a renewed assault on a base north of the city, as they pursued an offensive against the Islamic State group. Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images.

Syrian government forces and U.S.-backed militia race to seize energy resources.

Pentagon Greenlights $700 Million Program To Combat Commercial ISIS Drones

Defense | Saagar Enjeti
The Sodium Guidestar at the Air Force Research Laboratory Directed Energy Directorate's Starfire Optical Range. Researchers with AFRL use the Guidestar laser for real-time, high-fidelity tracking and imaging of satellites too faint for conventional adaptive optical imaging systems. The range’s world-class adaptive optics telescope is the second largest telescope in the Defense Department. (Courtesy photo)

‘A new source of horror for the apostates’

Trump: North Korea Might Not 'Be Around Much Longer'

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
U.S. President Donald Trump looks on during his meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani during the U.N. General Assembly in New York, U.S., September 21, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

‘Little Rocket Man’

Trump Rips Nuclear Deal Following Iran's Missile Test

Defense | Will Racke
President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally for Senator Luther Strange at the Von Braun Centre in Huntsville, Alabama, U.S. September 22, 2017. REUTERS/Marvin Gentry

‘Not much of an agreement’

French Soldier From Anti-ISIS Coalition Killed In Combat

Defense | Will Racke
Smoke rises after an air strike during fighting between members of the Syrian Democratic Forces and Islamic State militants in Raqqa, Syria August 20, 2017. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

‘Combat-related incident’

US Bombers Rip Past North Korea To Remind 'Rocket Man' Of American Power

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
A two-ship of B-1B Lancers assigned to the 28th Bomb Squadron, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, release chaff and flares while maneuvering over New Mexico during a training mission Feb. 24, 2010. Dyess celebrates the 25th anniversary of the first B-1B bomber arriving at the base. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald)

Edging extremely close to North Korea

WATCH: Iran Defies US With Test Of Powerful Missile

Defense | Will Racke
A ballistic missile is launched and tested in an undisclosed location, Iran, March 9, 2016. REUTERS/Mahmood Hosseini/TIMA

1,200-mile range

Trump: We Face A North Korean Threat Because Clinton, Obama, And Others Failed

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un makes a statement regarding U.S. President Donald Trump's speech at the U.N. general assembly, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang September 22, 2017. KCNA via REUTERS

‘We can’t have mad men out there’

US Anti-ISIS Mission Threatens To Spiral Out Of Control As Russia Issues Major Threat

Defense | Saagar Enjeti
ANDERSON SOUTH AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (Sept. 2, 2017) - Capt. Charles E. Broun briefs soldiers during joint military operations in urbanized terrain (MOUT) training at Andersen South Air Force Base. Broun is the company commander of India Company, Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines. The soldiers are with 58th Military Police Company, 728th Military Police Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade. Marines with BLT 3/5 train regularly in different environments to maintain their readiness as the Ground Combat Element of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. The 31st MEU partners with the Navy's Amphibious Squadron 11 to form the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, providing a cohesive blue-green team capable of accomplishing a variety of missions across the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Amaia Unanue)

‘Significant leverage’

WATCH: Video Emerges Of First US Air-To-Air Kill In 18 Years

Defense | Saagar Enjeti
PACIFIC OCEAN (April 24, 2013) Two F/A-18E Super Hornets from the Tophatters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14 participate in an air power demonstration over the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is returning from an eight-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Ignacio D. Perez/Released)

OBLITERATED

Trump: 'Madman' Kim Jong Un 'Will Be Tested Like Never Before'

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media as he arrives at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 18, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid

Follows new H-bomb threat

First Female Marine To Graduate Infantry Officer Course

Defense | Jonah Bennett
Infantry Officer Course

She’s the first in the Corps’ 242-year history.

FACT CHECK: Have Israeli and Hungarian Border Walls ‘Proven Remarkably Effective’?

Defense | Kush Desai

Check Your Fact

U.S. President Donald Trump (L) shakes hand with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during their meeting at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem May 22, 2017. REUTERS/Menahem Kahana/Pool

Illegal immigration almost immediately grinded to a halt

Crossing The Border Illegally Is Harder Than It's Been In 50 Years, DHS Report Says

Defense | Will Racke
A U.S. border patrol agent escorts men being detained after entering the United States by crossing the Rio Grande river from Mexico, in Roma, Texas, U.S., May 11, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Huge drop in successful attempts