Following Baghdad's declaration of victory over ISIS last year, American troops have begun to filter out of Iraq. The move comes with the release of the Pentagon's National Defense Strategy that cited China and Russia as growing national security priorities.
Three federal courts have ruled against President Trump's demand to bar transgender people from the military. Enlistment starts on Jan. 1, 2018.
As the US military shifts its focus to supporting local security forces and their efforts to stabilize conflict zones, the Army has started weighing cultural readiness and empathy as valuable traits for the new Security Force Assistance Brigades.
"Space Force" would aim to ensure American supremacy in space, although its development may be beyond the president's control. "The essence of the American character is to explore new horizons and to tame new frontiers," President Trump said.
Since the United States pulled out of the 2015 Iran nuclear accord, officials have confirmed that an anti-missile system could be stationed in Germany to ease fears of an Iranian nuclear attack. But the move could strain relationships between the European Union and Russia.
Team Rubicon, a nonprofit made up of mostly military veterans, plans to repair 100 hurricane Harvey-damaged homes as they expand their work to include more long-term projects.
Eight years since the Navy first allowed women to serve in submarines, figures show retention rates for submariners across genders are about even. The numbers suggest that the Navy's effort toward better gender integration may be proving successful.
Visitors pose for pictures with an art installation at Vinyl Museum in Tokyo on July 20. The museum is designed to attract young women who are interested in taking pictures of themselves with the installations and uploading the photographs on social media platforms.
President Trump is expected to relax regulations on US-built drones to help the industry compete on a global scale. While US drones are the gold standard for quality and technology, strict sales regulations have severely limited their markets.
In an effort to eradicate terrorism and stabilize Afghanistan, the US and India are working out a deal to expand India's navy to shore up surveillance in the Indian Ocean, among other initiatives.
Pentagon continues its debate over how broadly to enforce a ban on transgender troops' service ordered by President Trump.
Defense Secretary Mattis's trip to Minot Air Force Base, while it reenforced the presence and strength of the US nuclear arsenal, was not intended to trigger a response from North Korea. But his visit still sent a clear message: An attack on the US is a mistake.
Russian President Vladimir Putin warned US officials not to send defensive weapons to Ukraine, something US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has openly considered.