Surveillance on Afghanistan will continue to happen from outside the country's borders as U.S. troops withdraw. Afghanistan was concerned that lack of U.S. support would lead to the Taliban increasing their attacks on the Afghan government.
"We must ensure that we retain our competitive and technological edge," Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley said.
"We must not be afraid to try new approaches, to change our minds so that we can truly and fully address the scourge of sexual assault in our force," Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin told the Leaders Summit on Climate on April 22 that "climate change is making the world more unsafe and we need to act."
The nation's top general said he's dropping his opposition to a proposal to take decisions on sexual assault prosecution out of the hands of military commanders.
The U.S. and its European allies have been trying to revive the 2015 Iran Nuclear deal, which the Trump administration withdrew from in 2018.
The Taliban warned the Biden administration—the fourth since the start of the war in 2001—it will be in "violation" of the Trump-led withdrawal if U.S. troops don't leave by May 1.
A 2019 poll found that over 50 percent of non-white military service members had personally witnessed examples of white nationalism or ideological-driven racism within the ranks.
We all know what that means: any dissension on any issue that Biden-appointed top brass says is racist, sexist or homophobic will not be tolerated.
Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar was responding to Republicans defending the Fox News host after controversial remarks about women in uniform.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken will be joined by national security adviser Jake Sullivan in a meeting with senior Chinese diplomats Yang Jiechi and Wang Yi in Alaska next Thursday.
The secretary of defense has ordered a 60-day stand down for military officials to investigate far-right extremism and racism within the ranks.
"Each of these individuals possesses unique and relevant experience, in and out of government, that I know will inform this important effort," Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said in a Friday statement.
The Missouri Republican has voted "nay" for all six of Biden's Cabinet nominees who have come up for a Senate confirmation vote.
All Pentagon advisory board members were removed as Biden Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin cleans house of all previous administration appointees.
Former president Donald Trump had previously banned transgender people from serving in the U.S. military.
"Now more than ever, we need an experienced, competent, organized, and respected Secretary of Defense," the officials said.
Eleven of Biden's Cabinet appointments served in the Obama administration and three also served in the Clinton administration.
Democrats expressed misgivings about starting a tradition of confirming a defense secretary who is a recently retired service member, as the top Pentagon post is intended for a civilian.
Austin is accused of telling President Barack Obama that ISIS was merely a "flash in the pan."
The rule about the waiver was established over fears that a former general might be too familiar with soldiers still in active duty.