The Pentagon's latest report shows China is on track with its efforts to develop a nuclear arsenal - though their total warheads are still a fraction of that of the US.
The Washington, D.C., region is home to about 400,000 federal employees, plus members of the military and government contractors. In a government shutdown, they face no pay and lots of uncertainty.
Service members would work without pay, and many civil servants are likely to be furloughed. Congress has yet to pass a separate bill to guarantee military pay as it did in previous shutdowns.
Hundreds of nominees for military positions have been stalled as Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., protests Pentagon abortion policy, and that total could swell to 650, the Pentagon says.
The U.S. Defense Department said troops spared civilians during a celebrated 2019 raid against the leader of ISIS, but NPR has uncovered new details that challenge the U.S. claims.
More than 100 countries ban such weapons because unexploded bomblets can be picked up by civilians, causing injury or death. An announcement is expected Friday.
Twelve years after repeal of the ban on gay and lesbian troops serving openly, no one in the military or Veterans Administration knows how many vets are still without the benefits they're owed.
Authorities quickly confirmed that no explosion had taken place but the faked images spread on Twitter for a short time. The incident briefly sent the stock market lower.
Maps and charts providing details on Ukraine's military and the state of the war have been published on Twitter and Telegram. The Pentagon says it is investigating how they were leaked or stolen.
In a sign of continued tense relations, the U.S. says China declined the request for a phone call between top defense officials
China's foreign ministry described the balloon as "a civilian airship" for meteorological research that had blown far off course by winds. The Pentagon suspects it's collecting sensitive information.
Western countries will send what looks to be the largest tranche of military hardware so far to help Ukraine prepare for an expected offensive against Russian forces in the near future.
The Russians are pulling some troops away from Ukraine's capital Kyiv. But what exactly does this mean? U.S. and Ukrainian officials suspect Moscow may just be pausing before another big offensive.
A senior administration official said that during the raid, Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi "detonated a blast ... killing himself and several others, including his wife and children."
The Pentagon earlier this year required the vaccine for all members of the military, including active duty, National Guard and the Reserves.