Department of Defense

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with U.S President Joe Biden during their meeting at the 'Villa la Grange' in Geneva, Switzerland in Geneva on June 16, 2021.

Biden Set for Putin Call to Ease Ukraine Standoff

The United States is demanding that Russia roll back more than 100,000 troops on Ukraine’s border.

Indian Army soldiers near the Line of Actual Control

Pentagon Worries About Chinese Buildup Near India

China’s new airports and highways near the border have put officials on edge.

Yemeni army reinforcements arrive.

Congress Must Halt Biden’s Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

The U.S. president is reneging on his campaign promises in an effort to appease Riyadh. A bipartisan team of lawmakers can stop him.

A U.S. soldier prepares Ukrainian soldiers for an exercise in ambush tactics at the Yavoriv Combat Training Center in Starychi, Ukraine, on July 26. The advisors from Task Force Raven are working to improve Ukraine's defense capabilities against a potential military threat from Russia.

Biden Is Running Out of Time to Help Ukraine Fend Off Russia

Kyiv’s pleas for more U.S. guns to hold off Moscow have prompted a political knife fight in Washington.

A passenger arriving from South Africa is tested for COVID-19 at Schiphol airport on Dec. 2 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The World Is Starting to Doubt Biden’s Promise That ‘America Is Back’

From omicron restrictions to the Iran deal and the democracy summit, Washington is making questionable calls that don’t inspire confidence in U.S. leadership.

A US-made CH-47 helicopter flies an 18-meter by 12-meter national flag at a military base in Taoyuan on September 28, 2021.

Pentagon Quietly Puts More Troops in Taiwan

Deeper U.S. engagement comes as the wisdom of strategic ambiguity is increasingly questioned.

U.S. seaman Xi Chan in the Taiwan Strait

The U.S. Is Getting Taiwan Ready to Fight on the Beaches

Biden continues Trump’s “porcupine strategy” to harden the island’s defenses.

Members of the military band rehearse.

The Pentagon Wants to Talk About China’s Nukes

China prepares to fight and win a war against the United States, the U.S. Defense Department said in its annual review.

US army soldiers arrive at Morocco's Agadir military airport on June 9, 2021 to take part in the "African Lion" military exercise.

Ready to Fight Tonight? Not So Much, Some Army Troops Say

The U.S. military might not be as ready for a war with China or Russia as it lets on.

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks in the South Court Auditorium.

‘Now You’re in a Situation’: Democrats Pressure Biden on Taiwan

Moderates want to give U.S. President Joe Biden more war powers to stave off a Chinese invasion. Progressives don’t agree.

The F-22 Raptor after refuelling from the KC-10 Extender off the Queensland coast on July 17, 2019 in Brisbane, Australia.

U.S. Seeking Basing in Australia After Submarine Deal

The Biden administration is hoping to rotate fighters and bombers to the land Down Under.

A U.S. military plane prepares to board evacuees at Kabul’s airport.

Last U.S. Troops Leave Afghanistan After 20 Years of War

More than a hundred American citizens remain in the Taliban-controlled country.

U.S. carriers conduct a joint operation with South Korea

Pacific Commanders Want More Money for Biden’s Asia Pivot

Military leaders want to “seize the initiative” against China.

A U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer in Hong Kong

Pentagon Faces Tense Fight Over Pacific Pivot

The Defense Department is in an internal tug of war over the practicality of putting more U.S. troops in the range of Chinese missiles.

Lloyd Austin testifies to become next U.S. defense secretary.

Congress Draws Battle Lines for Pentagon Budget Fight

Biden’s move to slash dozens of older planes and drones is being met with resistance on Capitol Hill.

At Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada on August 1, 2008, SunPower Corporation has built North America's largest solar farm, where over 72,000 solar panels now supply upwards of 14 megawatts of clean electricity to meet about 25 percent of the base's needs and save a million dollars annually.

Pentagon Looks to Brits to Face Climate ‘Danger Zone’

Britain is eyeing ambitious targets to green its military as the Pentagon faces a budget fight.

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks at the Defense Department.

Biden Looks to the Future in First Defense Budget

But Biden’s planned cuts to current generation U.S. jets and ships and his makeover of the nuclear arsenal are likely to meet criticism in Congress.

With the help of an interpreter (center), an Afghan National Army doctor (left) speaks with a U.S. Army advisor.

Inside Washington’s Fight to Save Afghans Who Saved Americans

Afghan interpreters were promised U.S. visas. Now, red tape may cost them their lives.