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Secretary of Defense James Mattis talks with South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo in the Demilitarized Zone on October 27. (Jeon Heon-Kyun-Pool/Getty Images)

SitRep: Pentagon Officials Open To Talks With North Korea

U.S. taking eye off South China Sea, Navy searching for way to 355 ships, Pentagon experimenting with new missile defenses

President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping arrive at a state dinner in Beijing, China on November 9. (Thomas Peter - Pool/Getty Images)

SitRep: China Says No Deal With Trump on Military Exercises

Former SecDefs reject Trump tax bill, Army secretary finally moves in

Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, on the platform's 10th anniversary on October 4, 2016. (Steffi Loos/AFP/Getty Images)

SitRep: Trump Contacts With “Hostile Intelligence Service.”

South Korea nixes Japan in U.S. war game, Iran sticking with nuke deal

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin wave at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Vietnam on November 10. (Mikhail  Klimentyev/AFP/Getty Images)

SitRep: Suspected Russian NSA Hack Worst Ever

The coming air war in Afghanistan; U.S. drone strikes in Somalia; Did SEALs Kill Green Berets over money?

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh on October 22. (Alex Brandon/AFP/Getty Images)

SitRep: The Saudi Mystery Deepens

Air Force short 2,000 pilots, war drums with Iran, Marines on Syrian border

USS Nimitz , USS Kitty Hawk. and USS John C. Stennis near Guam, August 14, 2007. (U.S. Navy)

SitRep: Lawmakers Approve $700B Defense Budget, but No Plan to Vote on It

Iran and Saudi talking tough, McCain pushes back on Trump pick who helped on torture memos

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump exit Air Force One upon their arrival at Beijing  on November 8. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

SitRep: Trump in Beijing, After North Korea Warnings

Back channel talks with North Korea, cost of U.S. wars, and lasers on planes.

South Korean President Moon Jae-In shakes hands with President Donald Trump during their summit in Seoul on November 7. (Jeon Heon-Kyun - Pool /Getty Images)

SitRep: Trump Softens on North Korea, But Promises More Weapons for Seoul

Sales of American weapons in Syria booming; 3,500 U.S. troops heading to Afghanistan.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh on October 22. (Alex Brandon /AFP/Getty Images)

SitRep: Saudi Shakeup as Trump Stumps for More Weapons Sales

Houthi rockets target Saudi capital, Trump considering F-35s for Gulf ally.

A U.S. Air Force B-1B bomber flies with South Korean jets over the Korean Peninsula on July 8. (South Korean Defense Ministry via Getty Images)

SitRep: Trump Issues New North Korea Threat

Trump leaves for Asia trip, bombers over South Korea, U.S. Navy says its Pacific fleet has problems

President Donald Trump smiles as Defense Secretary James Mattis looks on at the White House on October 5.   (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

SitRep: Trump Heading to Asia; Niger Wants U.S. to Arm its Drones

Trump's Pentagon starting to fill up, Japan not worried about Chinese influence.

Replacing aging nuclear-capable infrastructure will run over a trillion dollars in the coming years. B-52s drill on Sept. 16, 2016. (U.S. Air Force)

SitRep: Nuke Spending to Spike; F-35s, New Drones Head to Pacific

Air Force paying to build contractor fighter force; South Korea says no nukes.

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) during a press conference October 25. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

SitRep: Senate Moving on Trump’s Pentagon Nominees

Drama among Navy brass, Iran rejects Trump meeting, Navy SEALs investigated in Green Beret death.

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-Moo visit the DMZ between North and South Korea on October 27. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)

SitRep: Mattis to the DMZ, State Shutters Sanctions Office

Ukraine expects Trump to approve lethal aid; State Dept. walking away form Africa; more details on Niger ambush.

Defense Secretary James Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Joseph Dunford make a statement on North Korea September 3. (Chris Kleponis - Pool/Getty Images)

SitRep: U.S. Military Leaders Heading to Seoul, Considering New Missiles, Nukes

U.S. considering armed drone ops in Niger, Iran tells Iraq not to trust Washington.

The USS Nimitz operates in the Arabian Gulf on Oct. 20. (U.S. Navy)

SitRep: More U.S. Carriers Arrive in Pacific as North Korea Diplomacy Falls Apart

More on Niger ambush comes to light, Tillerson enlists India in Afghan strategy

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