Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on Tuesday submitted a proposed $583 billion Defense Department budget for 2017 that focuses more on high-tech future conflicts and less on counterterrorism operations against militants such as the Islamic State group.
The Navy is asking for funds to upgrade an aircraft hangar at its former base in Keflavik, Iceland, as part of the DOD’s fiscal 2017 budget request, according to Navy officials. The hangar will house the P-8 Poseidon, successor to the sub-hunting P-3 Orion once stationed at the base.
The military saw a slight increase in active-duty suicides in 2014, while the suicide rate among National Guard and reserve members saw a significant decrease from the previous year, according to the latest annual report on military suicides from the Pentagon.
NATO members this week will approve plans for a more robust military presence along Russia’s periphery, a stakes-raising move as Moscow threatens countermeasures to U.S. plans to bolster its forces along NATO’s eastern flank.
Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders swept to victory in Tuesday's New Hampshire primaries, adding crucial credibility to their upstart candidacies and underscoring voters' insistence on shaking up American politics.
A military appeals court halted proceedings against U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on Tuesday while it considers a dispute over how much leeway the defense should have in accessing classified information.
It's an axiom among military leaders: command is not a popularity contest. That folk wisdom has given a measure of comfort to many officers whose soldiers resent them for sending them into harm's way -- and frustrated many more soldiers convinced that their commander really does not have their best interests at heart.
Iraq's Mosul Dam has long been branded the world's most dangerous dam, at risk of collapsing and sending water crashing over millions of people. That prospect is even greater than was previously believed after the Islamic State group captured the dam briefly in 2014, according to a new report by U.S. Army engineers.
The 20 teams comprising DODDS-Europe’s far-flung wrestling ranks have been sorted into three sectional meets for Saturday’s opening round of the postseason. Wrestlers advancing through this weekend’s meet will secure spots in the European championship meet set for Feb. 19-20 in Wiesbaden, Germany.