Staff Sgt. Justin S. Bryant shows a high school robotics team that the MK-2 Talon Robot can climb over objects during a demonstration at Swansboro High School in Swansboro, N.C., Nov. 17, 2016. <br>Clemente C. Garcia/U.S. Marine Corps

Robots poised to take over wide range of military jobs

The wave of automation that swept away tens of thousands of American manufacturing and office jobs during the past two decades is now washing over the armed forces, putting both rear-echelon and front-line positions in jeopardy.

Pence: Patience of American people being tested by NATO

NATO allies must accelerate defense spending this year in answer to a U.S. demand that Europe carry a heavier burden — or face consequences, Vice President Mike Pence said Monday during a visit to the alliance headquarters in Brussels.

Mattis arrives in Iraq and makes clear the US is not there to take oil

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis made an unannounced visit to Iraq’s capital on Monday to reassure allies of the U.S. military’s commitment to support the sprawling operation to recapture the city of Mosul from entrenched Islamic State militants.

US servicemember dies outside Ramadi

A U.S. servicemember died during a non-combat related incident Monday outside Ramadi, Iraq, the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria said.

Chilling CCTV footage shows killing of N. Korean leader’s brother

Chilling new security footage emerged Monday purportedly showing the assassination of the North Korean leader’s half-brother at a Malaysian airport.

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Iraqi forces on Mosul hilltop gird for fierce fight ahead

Iraqi troops worked to secure a strategic hilltop overlooking Mosul's international airport and a nearby military base on Tuesday, fearing the Islamic State group, which still holds both facilities, may launch another wave of nighttime counterattacks.

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