Hershel Williams, last Medal of Honor recipient from WWII, dies at 98

He received the nation’s highest military award for valor for his actions at the Battle of Iwo Jima in 1945.

By Emily LangerJune 29, 2022

Arlington National Cemetery faces directive to remove killer’s remains

Rep. Jackie Speier has proposed a measure requiring disinterment of Navy Lt. Andrew Chabrol’s ashes before October 2023.

By Hope Hodge SeckJune 28, 2022

Biden to award Medal of Honor to soldiers for valor in Vietnam War

The recipients are Spec. 5th Class Dwight D. Birdwell, Maj. John J. Duffy, Spec. 5th Class Dennis M. Fujii and Staff Sgt. Edward N. Kaneshiro.

By Dan LamotheJune 27, 2022

As Army deadline nears, about 60,000 part-time soldiers unvaccinated

With a June 30 deadline approaching, nearly 12 percent of Army Guard and 10 percent of Army Reserve soldiers have not received any vaccine dose.

By Alex HortonJune 24, 2022

U.S., Iranian military vessels have near miss in Persian Gulf

Three fast-attack craft belonging to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps came within 50 yards of the USS Sirocco and the USNS Choctaw County, officials said.

By Karoun DemirjianJune 20, 2022

U.S. Marine veteran fighting in Ukraine has been missing since April

Grady Kurpasi went missing the same day Willy Joseph Cancel was killed, according to a fighter who says he was with them.

By Amy Cheng and Alex HortonJune 17, 2022

ISIS bomb maker detained in Syria raid, U.S. military says

U.S. officials identified the suspect as Hani Ahmed Al-Kurdi, whom they called a top Islamic State figure in Syria.

By Karoun DemirjianJune 15, 2022

Air Force clears crew that flew with Afghan remains in C-17 wheel well

The C-17 took off from Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul in midst of a desperate evacuation effort.

By Dan LamotheJune 13, 2022

Marine general, four other officers censured in deadly disaster at sea

Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro took punitive action against Lt. Gen. Joseph Osterman in response to the sinking of an armored vehicle that killed nine service members.

By Dan LamotheJune 13, 2022

99 days of war in Ukraine

Today on Post Reports, we bring you to the front line of the war in Ukraine, as Russian forces encircle Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region. Plus, a teenager coming of age in the war finds purpose in helping fellow displaced Ukrainians.

By Maggie Penman, Alexis Diao, Reena Flores, Jordan-Marie Smith, Rennie Svirnovskiy, Ariel Plotnick, Emma Talkoff, Sabby Robinson and Sean CarterJune 2, 2022

At Arlington National Cemetery, a convicted killer rests among heroes

Before the interment of Lt. Andrew Chabrol, he was executed for the abduction, rape and murder of Petty Officer 2nd Class Melissa Harrington. Now a fellow Navy veteran fights for his remains to be removed.

By Hope Hodge SeckMay 27, 2022

Bases named for Confederates should honor women, minorities instead, panel says

The names recommended by the commission include women and other minorities, a striking departure from the decades-long practice of naming military installations for White men.

By Alex Horton and Karoun DemirjianMay 24, 2022

International military aid for Ukraine accelerates, Pentagon says

The Pentagon announced Monday that about 20 countries have pledged new security assistance packages for Ukraine, including new anti-ship missiles, additional attack helicopters and tanks.

By Karoun DemirjianMay 23, 2022

A grasp at diplomacy as fighting grinds on in Ukraine

The invasion by Russia continues to exact a toll on Ukraine, particularly in the eastern Donbas and Luhansk regions where Russian troops are concentrated.

By Fenit Nirappil, Julian Duplain, Annabelle Timsit and Paulina VillegasMay 22, 2022

Pentagon inquiry rejects claims U.S. covered up civilian deaths in Syria

Nevertheless, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said that a lack of transparency in such cases undermines public perception that the United States will hold itself accountable for such mistakes.

By Dan Lamothe and Karoun DemirjianMay 17, 2022

UFO hearing features historic testimony from Pentagon officials

The hearing marked the first time in more than 50 years that U.S. officials have provided testimony for public consumption about their investigation of UFOs.

By Shane HarrisMay 17, 2022

Biden sending hundreds of U.S. troops to Somalia, reversing Trump

The U.S, military presence in Somalia, numbering about 500, will be focused on al-Shabab, an al-Qaeda affiliate considered the terrorist network’s most lethal and well-funded operation.

By Karoun Demirjian and Danielle PaquetteMay 16, 2022

GOP lawmakers visit Kyiv as Europe readies new alliances

The unannounced trip to Kyiv by McConnell’s delegation was the latest in a parade of high-level western officials that has included first lady Jill Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

By David L. Stern, Devlin Barrett, Timothy Bella, Julian Duplain and Marisa IatiMay 14, 2022

John Canley, awarded Medal of Honor 50 years after Tet Offensive, dies at 84

He was the first living Black Marine to receive the nation’s highest military decoration for valor.

By Harrison SmithMay 12, 2022

Ahead of Victory Day pageantry, destruction and visits by dignitaries

Western officials, including first lady Jill Biden, are showing their support for the Ukrainian government in defiance of Russia's relentless attacks.

By Louisa Loveluck, Shane Harris, Tyler Pager and Cleve R. Wootson Jr.May 8, 2022