Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Wednesday that he is now "convinced" that the Pentagon must maintain three ways to launch a nuclear attack, but that he could make cuts to specific kinds of weapons in the future.
North Korea's powerful nuclear test earlier this month may have been even stronger than first reported, equivalent to roughly 17 times the strength of the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima, according to a new analysis by a U.S. monitoring group.
Last week, we secured an interview with a recently retired U.S. Navy captain who spent 20 years at sea and 10 in the Pentagon, working on process improvement projects to discuss the Navy's recent at-sea incidents.
In its quest to become nuclear, North Korea made its boldest move yet: It conducted its sixth – and most powerful – nuclear test on September 3, sending shockwaves throughout the world. The U.S. Geological Survey estimated it generated a 6.3 magnitude earthquake.
The United States will send an additional 3,500 troops to Afghanistan, U.S. officials said Wednesday. The long-expected deployment would bring the total number of American troops in the country to more than 14,000.