China's drive to acquire cutting-edge weaponry and establish itself as a global military power poses an increasing threat to American defense superiority, a new intelligence report said Tuesday.
It is one of the central questions in the negotiations over North Korea's nuclear program: What does Kim Jong Un want in return for giving up his weapons?
The F-35 fighter has successfully completed flight testing. It is now joining the combat fleets of three U.S. military services and a dozen overseas allies. By the end of 2019, nearly 500 fighters will have been delivered.
The wait for new tankers at McConnell Air Force Base is almost over. Air Force officials said Tuesday that the first KC-46A Pegasus is scheduled to be delivered Jan. 25.
Marines and sailors with the 1st Marine Regiment are joining soldiers from the Japanese Defense Force in amphibious reconnaissance and landing operations, live-fire, mortar, artillery and close air support training across bases in Southern California.
The U.S. Coast Guard saw a nearly fivefold increase in the number of migrants it intercepted off the coast of Southern California in 2018, underscoring the challenge that will remain in stopping illegal migration even if President Trump secures funding for his southern border wall.
Active-duty U.S. troops, expected to conclude their support mission on the Mexican border this month, will remain through September on a mobile surveillance and detection mission, Defense Department officials announced late Monday.
The U.S. military has informed the Japan Self-Defense Forces of plans to conduct a missile test around Okinawa later this year as a deterrent against an increasingly assertive China, according to Japan's Sankei newspaper.
More than 500,000 servicemembers are now enrolled in the Defense Department's new Blended Retirement System, the largest change to the military's retirement benefit since World War II, according to the Pentagon.