Secretary of Defense James Mattis is traveling through Indonesia and Vietnam on a trip to help bolster U.S. influence in the region and woo several countries away from Russia and China.
The deadly incident occurred just a day after the Trump administration said terrorism would not be the country's top priority in terms of national security.
ISIS could be helped by a string of Turkish military strikes against Kurdish groups in northern Syria, U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis warned Tuesday.
Defense Secretary James Mattis said it is imperative the U.S. build a "more lethal force."
"Be at the top of your game," in case diplomacy with Kim Jong Un failed, was the U.S. defense secretary's Christmas message to soldiers.
He is the first Pentagon chief to visit the detention center since 2002.
When Kim Jong Un tunes in to U.S. media, his closest advisers probably ask him to ignore President Donald Trump and listen to the experts.
Views of the president were decidedly better among enlisted troops.
The Pentagon is conducting a major review as Iran announces the U.S. military has been added to a list of groups threatening regional stability.
One of the top Republicans is becoming even more outspoken against Trump after announcing his retirement.
Pyongayng fired what is believed to be an intermediate range ballistic missile Hwasong-12, the same rocket it threatened to use to strike Guam.
The Pentagon says there are actually 11,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan, 2,600 more than were previously said to be there.
Mattis is vastly experienced (including in Afghanistan).
Mattis hinted that the U.S. could send defensive weapons to Ukraine.