US & Canada

US Navy secretary says Trump tweet not a formal order

Trump must issue formal order to stop review of Edward Gallagher, who was acquitted of war crimes, Richard Spencer says.

US Navy secretary says Trump tweet not a formal order

The Bottom Line

Transcript: Is Trump turning Pentagon into a protection racket?

Read the full transcript of our debate on whether Trump's strategy is making the military look like a mercenary force.

The Bottom Line

Is Trump turning the US military into a protection racket?

US President Donald Trump has been asking allies to pay billions more for hosting US bases in their countries.

US & Canada

After INF treaty exit, US tests ground-launched cruise missile

The test would have been prohibited by the INF treaty, had the United States had not left it earlier this month.

After INF treaty exit, US tests ground-launched cruise missile

Syria's War

US warns against Turkish offensive in northern Syria

Pentagon chief calls for talks to prevent unilateral incursion against YPG, as Erdogan vows imminent attack.

'Unacceptable': US warns Turkey of operation in northern Syria

United States

Pentagon chief: US eager to deploy new missiles in Asia

Mark Esper says US wants to deploy land-based, medium-range weapons in Pacific region in months, following INF exit.

Pentagon chief: US eager to deploy new missiles in Asia

United States

US Senate confirms former lobbyist Esper as secretary of defence

Senate overwhelmingly backs Mark Esper, a US Army secretary and former lobbyist for weapons maker Raytheon Co.

US Senate confirms former lobbyist Esper as secretary of defence

AJ Impact

SpaceX: Another step to breaking a monopoly

Tuesday's launch marks the first time SpaceX's Falcon Heavy has carried a US Air Force mission into space.

SpaceX: Another step to breaking a monopoly

Middle East

US focus on building consensus after oil tanker attacks: Pentagon

US working on contingency plans and broadening international support for standoff with Iran, US defence secretary says.

United States

US starts withdrawing Turkey from F-35 programme over Russia deal

Pentagon tells Turkey it's cancelling its purchase of F-35 jets if Ankara continues purchase of Russia S-400 system.

US starts withdrawing Turkey from F-35 programme over Russia deal

China

China to increase overseas military bases: Pentagon report

Beijing will seek to add bases to provide security to One Belt, One Road infrastructure projects, Pentagon report says.

China to increase overseas military bases: Pentagon report

US-Mexico border

Pentagon prolongs US troop deployment at Mexico border

Active-duty US soldiers to remain on unusual mission until September 30 with Pentagon adding surveillance to their tasks

Pentagon prolongs US troop deployment at Mexico border

Donald Trump

Trump to increase military budget above China, Russia

The enormous increases in military spending agreed to by legislators on Friday go beyond what Trump ask for.

Trump to increase military budget above China, Russia

US & Canada

Afghan war: Pentagon blocks release of key facts

The Pentagon has sought to limit the amount of publicly available information about the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan.

Afghan war: Pentagon blocks release of key facts

September 11

'We will fight': 9/11 families renew bid to sue Saudi

Victims' relatives try to prove Saudi involvement in first hearing after Congress removed aspects of sovereign immunity.

'We will fight': 9/11 families renew bid to sue Saudi