Rood, as undersecretary of defense for policy, had clashed with White House officials over a host of issues including Iran, North Korea and Ukraine.

The former ambassador, back from Ukraine, faces a Washington forever changed by Trump.

Interviews on three Navy warships paint a picture of a military that was bracing for war in the wake of Soleimani’s death in Baghdad.


A month after the U.S. strike that killed Soleimani, the United States continues to brace for further retaliation, Gen. Kenneth “Frank” McKenzie Jr. says.

The president says the prohibition puts U.S. forces at a disadvantage. Rights advocates warn of harm to civilians.

One would keep the administration from using federal funds for strikes. The other seeks to repeal a 2002 authorization that has been used to justify the killing of a top Iranian general. But both face difficult odds in the Senate.

The mission is "entirely divorced" from the Trump administration’s maximum-pressure campaign against Iran, said Commodore James Parkin.

The manuscript includes more than a dozen pages on Bolton’s interactions with Trump over Ukraine, according to one person familiar with the project.

The head of U.S. Central Command visited the region weeks after an airstrike that killed an Iranian general and Iran’s attacks on sites in Iraq used by U.S. troops.

John Nettleton did not tell investigators that he had physically fought with a missing civilian who confronted him about an alleged affair with his wife.

Officials previously said the attack, which flung some U.S. troops from towers with powerful blasts, did not cause injuries.

Three sailors were killed at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida on Dec. 6.

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said he asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to start a procedure for withdrawing U.S. forces from the country.

People from throughout the United States have been sending Army recruiters screenshots of text messages saying they’ve been drafted for immediate deployment.

The Pentagon plays down reports of a possible troop withdrawal as U.S. lawmakers and allies worry about a lack of strategy.

Iranian-designed explosively formed penetrators killed at least 196 U.S. troops and wounded hundreds more.

Some of President Trump’s allies see impeachment as an extension of a broader, unfinished conflict with the national security establishment.

The State Department has stopped sending the dogs to Jordan and Egypt as part of a counterterrorism program.

Training had been suspended after a Saudi lieutenant killed three people at a Navy base in Pensacola, Fla.

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