Newly elected House Armed Services Chairman Adam Smith said Trump is "willing to shut down the government and stop paying Border Patrol agents" because of his gimmicky "campaign promise."
President Donald Trump denied that Jim Webb is under consideration for defense secretary on Thursday, following multiple reports that the former Virginia senator was a leading candidate to replace Jim Mattis as Pentagon chief.
The news came as Iran's top diplomat accused his U.S. counterpart of mixing up two United Nations Security Council resolutions regarding missile activity.
Jim Webb, the former Virginia senator and Reagan-era Navy secretary, is reportedly on the short list of names to replace Jim Mattis as defense secretary.
Dana White, the senior spokeswoman for the Department of Defense, stepped down Monday night amid an internal investigation into whether she mistreated employees.
Despite President Donald Trump's initial vows to rebuild broken ties between Russia and the U.S., the world's two leading military powers have been at major odds.
A defense source told Russian state media that "the underwater trials of the nuclear propulsion unit of the Poseidon drone are underway."
Russia has again reportedly tested the 3M22 Tsirkon anti-ship hypersonic cruise missile, which flew at eight times the speed of sound.
Interest on debt is rapidly becoming a larger share of the U.S. GDP, setting up a bipartisan battle over competing spending on health care, education and defense.
General Joseph Dunford said Russia and China "can challenge our ability to project power and challenge us in all domains."
Trump's comments come on the heels of Saudi Arabia's confirmation that Jamal Khashoggi, 59, was dead.
In addition to the S-300 missile systems, Russia Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Moscow has improved its electronic warfare abilities.
Iran's top security official said Israel "will face regrettable reactions" if it tries to attack Syria again, as Russia's strategic balance sways.
Russia's decision to equip its Syrian ally comes after an Israeli air raid and amid U.S. threats of military action.
The man held off three assailants using only his trusty pipe.
"Your work defending your client needs to happen in this courtroom, not on the public airwaves," a judge told Maria Butina's lawyer.
The U.S. says Chinese influence is bad for Africa, but South Africa and other countries are questioning what President Donald Trump has to offer.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said U.S.-led NATO was refusing to discuss easing increasing tensions. NATO disputed this.
Iran pledged to increase its military defenses in the face of "psychological warfare," a move likely to rile the U.S.
What Romanian Defense Minister Mihai Fifor called "a misunderstanding," Russian diplomat Pavel Alekseenko called "a spontaneous truth."
Over 380,000 Jewish settlers live in the West Bank.
America has signed off on $46.9 billion worth of arms sales so far this year.
Many Americans seem to be buying President Trump's anti-NATO—and often misleading—rhetoric.
Relations between Beijing and Taipei have frayed since Tsai Ing-Wen became president of Taiwan in 2016.
Trump has said the U.S. should spend less but he spent more on Europe's defense, all for a Russian threat he disputes is there.