Pentagon reveals secretive B-21 bomber in California

The B-21 Raider is expected to be more advanced than any other aircraft now in the U.S. military’s arsenal.

By Dan LamotheDecember 2, 2022

Hiroshi Miyamura, Medal of Honor recipient from Korean War, dies at 97

He was the first living Japanese American, and the second overall, to receive the nation's highest award for valor.

By Harrison SmithNovember 30, 2022

Racial discrimination by Veterans Affairs spans decades, lawsuit says

The case could determine if the government can be held liable for systemic prejudices that disadvantaged Black veterans and their descendants, advocates say.

By Alex HortonNovember 28, 2022

Remains of U.S. soldier killed in Korean War identified 72 years later

Tommie T. Hanks was identified after North Korea turned over 55 boxes of remains of American servicemembers killed in the Korean War, following the 2018 Trump-Kim summit.

By Adela SulimanNovember 12, 2022

White House rejects promoting general involved in Capitol riot response

The Pentagon backed Lt. Gen. Walter E. Piatt, the director of the Army staff, to become a four-star general. But the Biden administration nixed his promotion.

By Dan LamotheOctober 29, 2022

6 key takeaways from the Pentagon’s new defense, nuclear policies

Even as the Defense Department shelves two nuclear weapons programs, an arms race is brewing with China and Russia.

By Karoun DemirjianOctober 27, 2022

Pentagon: Ukraine to get advanced air defense systems early next month

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin confirmed the imminent delivery of two anti-aircraft batteries but quashed hopes on longer-range missiles Kyiv says it needs.

By Karoun Demirjian and Alex HortonOctober 27, 2022

Ashton Carter, defense chief who opened combat roles to women, dies at 68

Mr. Carter also helped boost Pentagon ties with Silicon Valley, anticipating the military’s need to explore artificial intelligence and other technology.

By Brian Murphy, Dan Lamothe and Alex HortonOctober 25, 2022

Iran plans to send missiles, drones to Russia for Ukraine war, officials say

The increased flow of weapons could help offset steep Russian weapons losses and provide precision-guided munitions like those used in strikes in Ukraine last week.

By Joby Warrick, Ellen Nakashima and Shane HarrisOctober 16, 2022

Jan. 6 panel scrutinizes Trump’s post-election military orders

Executing Trump's plan for leaving Afghanistan could have yielded ‘catastrophic’ results, officials told lawmakers investigating the the U.S. Capitol attack.

By Dan LamotheOctober 13, 2022

Navy sailor who died after Hell Week didn’t get critical care, report shows

Navy SEAL trainee Kyle Mullen displayed breathing problems during Hell Week and may have been discouraged from seeking quality medical care.

By Andrew JeongOctober 13, 2022

Ukraine wants more air defense. Here’s how it works.

Ukrainian leaders say they intercepted about half of the Russian missile and drone strikes that killed dozens of civilians this week.

By Alex HortonOctober 13, 2022

How Black troops lost out in bid to sever Army post’s Confederate ties

In the effort to rename Fort Gordon, leaders in Augusta, Ga., declined an opportunity to elevate a person of color. They picked Dwight Eisenhower instead.

By Alex HortonOctober 7, 2022

The finalists for Fort Gordon’s new name and their amazing stories

Dwight D. Eisenhower, a celebrated general who led the Allies’ defeat of Nazi Germany before serving two terms as president, was the commission’s selection.

By Alex HortonOctober 7, 2022

Afghanistan war veteran who threatened Biden could avoid prosecution

Scott Merryman, who suffers from PTSD-related mental illnesses, will be released from custody to undergo mental-health treatment, authorities say.

By Paul DugganOctober 4, 2022

Sailor acquitted of starting fire that totaled Navy warship

Ryan Sawyer Mays was accused of setting a fire that destroyed the $1.2 billion amphibious assault ship

By Alex HortonSeptember 30, 2022

Army doctor accused of leaking medical records in bid to help Russia

Federal authorities also charged a Maryland physician in the alleged conspiracy.

By Dan Morse and Alex HortonSeptember 30, 2022

Inside violent Ian, a hurricane-hunter pilot ‘never felt so small’

A pilot with the Air Force's 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron recounts the most turbulent flight of his career.

By Alex HortonSeptember 29, 2022

Pentagon bedeviled by recruitment failures as solutions prove elusive

Military officials and lawmakers painted a grim picture of recruiting efforts within the Defense Department.

By Alex HortonSeptember 21, 2022

Erasing Confederate items from U.S. military will cost $62 million, panel says

A congressional commission found 1,100 items military-wide that are affiliated with the Confederacy.

By Alex HortonSeptember 13, 2022