Trump National Security Strategy Sees U.S. Confronting China and Russia

The strategy the president plans to outline Monday is at odds with his often-warm relations with the leaders of China and Russia.

Transgender People Will Be Allowed to Enlist in Military as Court Case Advances

President Trump had announced on Twitter in July that he was barring transgender people from serving in the military, though a ban was never fully implemented.

U.S. Will Keep Older Cluster Munitions, a Weapon Banned by 102 Nations

The Pentagon intends to keep indefinitely its legacy cluster munitions, more than 1.5 million of which are in South Korea.

Niger Approves Armed U.S. Drone Flights, Expanding Pentagon’s Role in Africa

The Pentagon has received permission to put precision-guided bombs and missiles on drones in Niger. The drones would increase the military’s ability to go after extremists in West Africa.

Justice Dept. Orders Review of Background Check System for Gun Buyers

Jeff Sessions, the attorney general, said that the mass shooting in Texas this month showed that “relevant information may not be getting reported” to the database.