Only two of the next 10 highest-spending nations are rivals of the U.S.; China and Russia. But the U.S. annually spends more than twice as much as both nations combined.
In April this year, the Department of Defense published three declassified videos of unidentified aerial phenomena captured by Navy pilots whose veracity had previously been confirmed.
We must take decisive action against the threat emanating from Putin's Russia.
"If Beijing cannot develop technology on its own, it attempts to steal it from the United States using cyber espionage," read a 2019 letter from U.S. lawmakers.
Ahead of Trump's speech, hundreds of West Point graduates penned an open letter to the academy's class of 2020 warning of the tumult of contemporary politics.
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper enacted the first order after more than 1,000 sailors aboard the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt tested positive for COVID-19, followed by a second outbreak on the U.S.S Kidd in April.
In late 2017, the videos were published by To the Stars... Academy of Arts & Sciences—an organization set up by the former Blink-182 singer to investigate UFO sightings.
United States Army General Mark Milley addressed questions about the new coronavirus' emergence from a Wuhan virology laboratory during a news conference Tuesday.
The Pentagon has announced its first case, a Marine stationed at the department's headquarters in Arlington, Virginia.
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper enacted the 60-day stop order which will not impact the negoatiated drawdown of troops from Afghanistan.
The agreement, signed in Doha, Qatar, marks the first step in the process for achieving more durable peace, a goal that has remained elusive for nearly two decades.
Special operation forces recovered two sets of remains from the wreckage of a U.S. military aircraft that crashed in Taliban-held territory of Afghanistan, Newsweek has learned.
"The crash is under investigation, there are no indications the crash was caused by enemy fire," said U.S. Army Colonel Sonny Leggett, a spokesman for U.S. Forces-Afghanistan.
U.S. Naval Station Great Lakes in Illinois, the Navy's largest training installation, is on lockdown. U.S. military officials said they are looking for a someone who entered the base without authorization.
When the U.S. Space Force revealed what their uniforms would look like on Twitter, the internet roasted them for using camouflage uniforms.
Staff Sgt. Ian P. McLaughlin, 29, of Virginia and Pfc. Miguel A. Villalon, 21, of Illinois were killed in action when their vehicle was struck by an IED in Kandahar Province.
Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif had previously said that Iran did not plan to escalate tensions further.
The resignation of Ambassador Tina Kaidanow, a senior advisor on defense trade, was announced Wednesday, making her the fifth top Department of Defense official whose resignation was announced within the last seven days.
"A big mistake but it was a mistake," Lt. Col. Brian Fickel told Newsweek. "I'm sure there was nothing bad intended. It was just an error in judgment."
The Center for Public Integrity sought more than 100 pages of documents from the Department of Defense and White House Office of Budget and Management, much of which came back heavily redacted.
Mark Esper said in October that the Department of Defense "do everything we can" to comply with the impeachment inquiry.
"To our knowledge, this is the largest criminal case ever involving identify theft of military-affiliated personnel," U.S. Attorney John Bash said at a press conference.
As a public dispute plays out between President Donald Trump and senior Pentagon leadership over the fate of Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher, a retired Marine officer's organization says there are other cases that Trump should weigh in on.
The Defense Department identified two "heroic" U.S. Army soldiers killed after their helicopter crashed while supporting ground operations in eastern Afghanistan.
Leaked data from a now defunct neo-Nazi website revealed extremist beliefs among active duty service members.
Current and former U.S. Marines rebuked Corps leaders. "The vitriol towards female Marines is at an all-time high right now and this video just shows it," said former Marine Sergeant Erin Kirk-Cuomo.
"These are relationships that we've developed over the course of seven decades," Guy Snodgrass said, "over a very short amount of time, we've put those at risk."
Pentagon leaders continue to grapple with suicide and alcohol-related deaths in the U.S. military. The news comes roughly a month after a string of suicides aboard the U.S.S. George H.W. Bush.
"The trend for decades with respect to law enforcement agencies is a ban against officers shooting at a moving vehicle because it is likely to be ineffective and carries a high risk of lethal harm, including to bystanders," Hina Shamsi, the director of the National Security Project at the ACLU said.