Internal study calls for increasing squadrons by a quarter, with focus on tankers and bombers.
Certification allows the United States to continue aerial refueling of Saudi and UAE jets as they conduct air raids against rebels.
Officials face a deadline to make a stark choice: back a war that critics say is fueling civilian deaths or take a step back from two key allies, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Palestinian officials vowed to fight what they called bullying tactics and “collective punishment” of the Palestinian people.
Forthcoming book by veteran journalist Bob Woodward describes a series of episodes involving the president and the defense secretary.
The U.N.-sponsored meeting is the most significant effort in two years to reach a peace deal.
Lt. Gen. Austin Miller is the new commander in a 17-year-old war, but will he be the last?
The defense secretary said support will depend on efforts to avoid civilian casualties; a U.N. report accused all parties in the war of violating international law.
Senior officials voiced support for strategy despite Taliban’s recent shows of force.
The phrase 'climate change' appeared in a draft Pentagon report 23 times. The final version used it once.