Trump said this weekend he would like to get U.S. companies into eastern Syria to "properly" exploit the oil fields there.
Mueller, a former humanitarian aid worker from Prescott, Arizona, was kidnapped by ISIS in August 2013 after she travelled from Turkey to Aleppo.
"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.
"There is a project to eradicate Kurds," SDF spokesman Mustafa Bali said. "Therefore, our first duty is the protection of our people, border and soil."
As Turkey launches offensive operations into northeastern Syria against once American-backed Syrian militias, the danger facing U.S. forces in the region have heightened amid reports that U.S. operations against the Islamic State militant group in Syria have halted.
"Donald Trump is not a Commander-in-Chief. He makes impulsive decisions with no knowledge or deliberation," McGurk said on Twitter.
"Fox & Friends" host Brian Kilmeade aired his grievances Monday about the president pulling back U.S. troops from Syria alongside Kurdish-led fighters, saying America is "abandoning" its allies.
Beijing aims to become the world's dominant military force, and its rapid progress took the Pentagon by surprise.
General Mark A. Milley of the U.S. Army was sworn in on Monday as the highest-ranking military officer in the country. Milley takes over as the Pentagon continues engagements in seven countries and amid a tumultuous presidency.
A total of 541 active duty, reserve, and National Guard troops died by suicide in 2018. Rates among the active-duty component increased over the last five years while statistics among National Guard forces and reserves remain consistent.
Sixty-four former senior military and intelligence leaders have endorsed the Climate Security Plan for America.
"The sailors did not serve in the same departments, and there does not appear to be a connection between their deaths," a Navy spokesperson said.
The former defense secretary should learn from George Marshall about weighing silence against warning of a clear and present danger.
Two U.S. Army soldiers turned amateur "merchants of death" were indicted for attempting to sell military weapons and explosives to a smuggler bound for Mexico.
The report notes a range of efforts to target servicemembers online, including foreign attempts to promote the "Vets for Trump" Facebook page and use of pictures of soldiers in so-called "romance scams."
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."
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 United States is deploying fighter jets and Patriot missiles just south of Riyadh to bolster defense against future Iranian threats.
The robotic aircraft was built by aerospace manufacturer Boeing and resembles the well-known space shuttle in shape, although it is much smaller.