The number is the highest recorded since the breakup of the Soviet Union.
A group of senators on Friday urged President Obama to rework his Syria strategy to change the balance of power on the ground, arguing that was the only way to negotiate a settlement to the civil war.
The Navy will hold its aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush and her entire battle group in the Mediterranean Sea in Eastern Europe for a few days longer, ahead of Crimea’s Sunday referendum on whether to breakaway from Ukraine....
Air Force leaders on Friday defended their decision to retire the entire A-10 fleet.
Army leadership has a tough sell for lawmakers.
The Army could need to cut brigade combat teams — the Army's self-sustainable deploying units — nearly in half to accommodate the Pentagon’s plans to slice the Army’s size to below 450,000 soldiers after 2017.
"With withdrawal, you cut your losses and you just leave Afghanistan to their devices and I suppose you use hope as a method for the threat of al Qaeda," Gen. Joseph Dunford said.
The Pentagon should take the lead on the U.S. effort to free Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was taken captive in Afghanistan in 2009, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) said Thursday.
The Pentagon plans to slice the Army’s size to below 450,000 soldiers after 2017.
The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said if he is forced to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by December 2014, he would need at least 102 days before then to do it in an orderly fashion.