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U.S., South Korea reach military cost-sharing agreement after deadlock under Trump

The breakthrough in negotiations comes as the Biden administration seeks to show that the United States is committed to its allies and military defense agreements.
  • Mar 8, 2021

Capitol Police request extension of National Guard to protect Congress

U.S. Capitol Police have requested a 60-day extension of some of the 5,200 National Guard members activated in the District of Columbia in response to security threats and the Jan. 6 assault on Congress, defense officials said Thursday.
  • Mar 4, 2021

Military reaction was ‘sprint speed,’ top officer says as Pentagon takes heat for Capitol riot response

Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, gives his first public comments on the events of Jan. 6.
  • Mar 2, 2021

Austin vows stronger action against sexual assault in the military

Pentagon chief called a video showing a Marine’s raw comments “deeply disturbing” but declined to say what action he would take.
  • Feb 19, 2021

He became one of the Navy’s first Black four-star admirals. The military has work to do on diversity, he says.

“Any organization has things to work on,” said Cecil Haney, who blazed a trail to the top of the Navy.
  • Feb 16, 2021

Aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt has more coronavirus cases, Navy says

It's the second outbreak at sea on the ship within a year.
  • Feb 15, 2021

Retired Marine general, trailblazing Navy admiral among new picks who will scrutinize bases with Confederate names

The Biden administration announced the selections after Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin blocked selections that the Trump administration had made for the positions.
  • Feb 12, 2021

Pentagon focuses on challenges at home in early weeks of Biden administration

Officials announced that at least 1,000 active-duty troops will be involved in the vaccination effort.
  • Feb 5, 2021

Top officials make case to military families that the coronavirus vaccine is safe

The survey by the nonprofit Blue Star Families highlights a challenge for the U.S. military.
  • Feb 4, 2021