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Donald Rumsfeld, a cunning leader undermined by Iraq war

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WASHINGTON — Calling Donald H. Rumsfeld energetic was like calling the Pacific wide. When others would rest, he would run. While others sat, he...

Former South Carolina lawmaker suspended from Pentagon job

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MARION, S.C. — A former South Carolina state lawmaker and failed congressional candidate has been placed on leave from her Pentagon job during a...

Branson’s Virgin Orbit launches 7 satellites from 747 plane

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Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit delivered satellites from three countries into space Tuesday, its second rocket launch from a plane this year. ...

US airstrikes target Iran-backed militias in Syria, Iraq

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. military, under the direction of President Joe Biden, has conducted airstrikes against what it said were “facilities used by Iran-backed...

US airstrikes target Iran-backed militias in Syria, Iraq

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. military conducted airstrikes Sunday against what it said were “facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups” near the border between Iraq...

US to keep about 650 troops in Afghanistan after withdrawal

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WASHINGTON — Roughly 650 U.S. troops are expected to remain in Afghanistan to provide security for diplomats after the main American military force completes...

Iran likely had failed rocket launch, preparing for another

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran likely conducted a failed launch of a satellite-carrying rocket in recent days and now appears to be preparing...

Pentagon leaders testily defend efforts on racism, extremism

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WASHINGTON — Top Pentagon leaders on Wednesday passionately defended the military's approach to addressing racism and extremism, pushing back against accusations by Republican lawmakers...

Senator: Military justice changes must go beyond sex cases

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WASHINGTON — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is on the brink of success in her yearslong campaign to get sexual assault cases removed from the military...

Study: Texas bases lead Army posts in risk of sexual assault

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WASHINGTON — Female soldiers at Army bases in Texas, Colorado, Kansas and Kentucky face a greater risk of sexual assault and harassment than those...