The Pentagon says the military is too stretched to both fight insurgents and prepare for war with great world powers.
President Trump has not yet approved a draft strategy that would expand “extreme circumstances” for nuclear retaliation to include a crippling cyberattack.
It’s normal for American commanders to draw up combat plans. But recent exercises signal that the military wants to be ready for options on the Korean Peninsula.
Despite tough talk on Iran, President Trump announced that he would waive certain sanctions that keep the nuclear deal in place.
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.
The new total counts service members on short-term deployments who were not included in Obama-era troop totals.