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The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) launches a tomahawk land attack missile Friday.

U.S. Hits Syrian Airbase With Scores of Cruise Missiles

A retaliation for the Assad regime's April 4 use of chemical weapons, the strike deepens the U.S. involvement in Syria's civil war.

Trump speaks to reporters Thursday aboard Air Force One.

The Trump Administration Appears to Embrace Regime Change in Syria

In an about-face, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said of Bashar al-Assad: “It would seem there would be no role for him to govern the Syrian people.”

Defense Contractors See End of Budget Decline

Pentagon awards rose by a surprising 7 percent in 2016, think tank says.

In 2009, then Navy Secretary Ray Mabus tours the Austal shipyards in Mobile, Ala., to view the progress of construction on the Navy littoral combat ships.

Pentagon Needs to Set Clear Goals to Improve Acquisition Workforce

GAO notes improvements in how the department administers its workforce development fund, but says more needs to be done.

White House Strategist Steve Bannon and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus speak at CPAC in Maryland in February.

Who’s on the National Security Council Now, With Bannon Out and New Faces Added

The removal of Trump's chief strategist wasn't the only change to the NSC principals committee.

What to Make of Bannon's Exit From the NSC

The Trump administration is saying it was long-planned.

Rex Tillerson meets with Foreign Minister Wang Yi during a bilateral meeting in Beijing in March.

Analysis: The Silence of Rex Tillerson

Sooner or later, someone needs to explain what Trump’s foreign policy is. But the secretary of state does not seem to understand his job.

CRS Confirms Trump's Defense Spending Hike Would Violate Budget Law

Proposed $54 billion increase is a 3.2 percent hike when seen against the baseline of what Obama requested.

Days after the 9/11 attacks, then-President George W. Bush meets with advisers at the White House to discuss the impact of the terrorist attacks on the airline and insurance industries.

Post-9/11 Intel Sharing Needs Fine-Tuning, Watchdogs Agree

Counterterrorism communications are applied unevenly around the country.

The Evolution of the Tomb of the Unknowns

War losses may now be identifiable, but the memorial, located in Arlington National Cemetery, serves a bigger purpose.