Sgt. 1st Class Elis A. Barreto Ortiz, 34, from Morovis, Puerto Rico, was killed Thursday after an improvised explosive device in a vehicle detonated in Kabul.
The new policy is effective October 29, 2019.
The shortage of personnel and military hardware was created in February when Democratic governors pulled their National Guard troops from the border as a rebuke to President Trump.
As the Pentagon confirms the deployment of 1000 U.S. troops and six helicopters to the southwest border next week on August 15, documents obtained by Newsweek show drones and reconnaissance planes could be going with them.
Air Force Col. Roy Knight Jr. was shot down during a combat mission on the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos in May 1967.
Defense Department officials identified two U.S. Army paratroopers killed in Afghanistan an apparent insider attack on Monday bringing the Pentagon's death toll in America's longest war to a total of fifteen this year.
The first-term lawmaker told Newsweek that after weeks of studying the evidence, she's determined the accusations levied against the four-star general are false.
Senators heard from both General John E. Hyten and his sexual assault accuser Colonel Kathryn Spletstoser privately last week. But coupled with his public testimony on Tuesday, the Trump nominee has, so far, failed to quell some of the concerns.
Two American service members in Afghanistan were killed Monday afternoon in what a Defense Department source described as an apparent insider attack by a member of Afghanistan's national army.
Before his confirmation this week, Mark Esper tried to deny the impact of the military service ban. "Whoever can meet the standards without special accommodations can serve," he said. "Transgender individuals may serve."
Scientists know the bacterium that causes Lyme disease has been out in the wild since long before any biological weapons research could have focused on it. And that's just for starters.
In a rare move by U.S. military officials, a Naval Special Warfare platoon has been expelled from Iraq and directed to return to San Diego, California after commanders learned of allegations of unauthorized drinking and sexual assault.
The robotic aircraft was built by aerospace manufacturer Boeing and resembles the well-known space shuttle in shape, although it is much smaller.
The child sex abuse conviction of a high-ranking U.S. Marine officer was overturned by an appeals court, sparking outrage from advocacy groups calling for Congressional reform of the military justice system.
In his Fourth of July speech, President Donald Trump called on America's young people to "make a truly great statement" and sign up to the armed forces.
If the military were a country, its fuel usage alone would make it the 47th largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world, lying between Peru and Portugal.
"The numbers he pulled out of the air are completely false," one law professor said.
"It was entirely inappropriate to use that as a point of a political rally," said retired Army General Barry McCaffrey.
Activists claim the move is a political stunt to impress the Trump administration.
General Terrence O'Shaughnessy said the U.S. now faces "adversaries that are actually able to reach out and touch us."
The Air Force brigadier general newly in charge of one of the nation's most celebrated and elite Air Force wings has been running an online evangelical Christian ministry—in possible violation of rules against proselytizing.
"Strengthening Russia as an independent international player does not give rest to our NATO colleagues," Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that "major powers have spoiled Iran" as he joined President Donald Trump in isolating the Islamic Republic.