Military



Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper wants to shield the military from politics through the election, administration officials said.

The article elicited an array of reactions amid Trump’s history with the armed forces.

Some Republican incumbents face criticism on the campaign trail for allowing President Trump to fund the border wall with money taken from projects in their states.


The Defense Department’s annual report on Chinese military power says Beijing’s military in certain areas has eclipsed the American armed forces.

Two Democratic lawmakers with national security backgrounds raise almost unthinkable questions about the military’s obligations to the country and Constitution.

The case of Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn Cashe, who died after saving fellow soldiers, has been caught in bureaucratic limbo for years.

Americans have increasingly encountered Russian forces collaborating with the Syrian government.

The military’s ability to ensure that service members can successfully vote is under heightened scrutiny amid partisan fight over mail-in voting.

Peter Debbins conspired with Russian intelligence for more than a decade, prosecutors say.

Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi made his first official visit as Iraq faces a range of challenges, including an economic crisis and the coronavirus pandemic.

Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. just made history as the first Black service branch chief.

The sums have varied dramatically, ranging from $131 to $40,000. Activists say more must be done to mitigate civilian harm.

Senators said their support for Louis Bremer may hinge on answers regarding the Tier 1 Group and its possible role in training Saudis.

Brown has commanded forces in the Middle East, Europe and the Pacific.

Eight Marines and a sailor died after their armored vehicle took on water off the coast of California.

Service members face manslaughter charges in death of Special Forces veteran after a brawl in Iraq.

The National Navy SEAL Museum, a nonprofit that is not overseen by the Navy, held the event last year, the Navy said.

The retired Army general with a history of inflammatory and bitterly partisan statements was due to be scrutinized by the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday morning, but the hearing has been postponed, according to two congressional officials and an internal email obtained by The Washington Post.

While defense leaders described the reduction as a bid to strengthen deterrence against Russia, President Trump has linked it to his dissatisfaction with Germany’s defense spending.

At least two Republicans likely needed for confirmation declined to express support for Anthony J. Tata.

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