The plane carrying several leaders of Hezbollah was bound for Iran.
Defense Department officials told Newsweek that Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan would be "great" for the military industrial complex but was not a strategic thinker.
"We will not allow inexcusable and reprehensible violations of that trust to erode decades of honorable service, teamwork, and progress by the members of USSOCOM," General Raymond Thomas III wrote to personnel in an email obtained by Newsweek.
The Pentagon on Wednesday identified the U.S. service members killed in central Afghanistan this week by a roadside bomb in what is the deadliest day for American forces so far this year.
The Trump administration petitioned the Supreme Court Friday to bypass the appellate courts and rule on the president's policy of banning transgender people from serving in the armed forces.
Maryland Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger was at the medical center at the time the alert was issued.
Both a current and former DHS official cast doubt on how the department came up with the figure while the caravan is still hundreds of miles away from the U.S. border.
Two U.S. Marines familiar with the incident told Newsweek that Rodolfo Rivera strangled his wife Natasha Rivera after the couple had returned to their hotel room.
The eighth U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan this year was a city mayor and father of seven children.
On Monday, Defense Secretary James Mattis and subordinate combatant commanders authorized troops heading to the border to carry live ammunition, according to the documents obtained by Newsweek
The information, contained in operational documents obtained by Newsweek, was transmitted before thousands of troops were directed to the border to meet the migrant caravan.
In addition to the extra 5,000 troops announced Monday, a Pentagon official told Newsweek that there would be an additional 7,000 on round-the-clock standby.
Trump's comments come on the heels of Saudi Arabia's confirmation that Jamal Khashoggi, 59, was dead.
Defense Department officials pushed back on assertions made Thursday by President Vladimir Putin that suggest Islamic State militants seized roughly 700 people after an attack on a Syrian refugee camp last week.
On Wednesday, 50 years after the battle, retired U.S. Marine Sergeant Major John L. Canley, 80, was recognized with the Medal of Honor for his heroics in the Vietnam War.
Pentagon officials identified the U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan on Friday amid a top general indicating significant Afghan losses during a "difficult and bloody summer."
Sam Nebesky shared a treasure trove of memories with Newsweek in the run-up to his 100th birthday on Wednesday.
American forces will remain in Syria to provide training to local forces in order to ensure stability within the region, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters.
A former U.S. Army special forces medic, who saved scores of his fellow service members and Afghan commandos during a fierce firefight in 2008 will receive the Medal of Honor.
A United Nations senior adviser accused of a long trail of sexual misconduct against younger male subordinates was fired after almost 15 months of investigation by U.N. officials.