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An Afghan airman stands at his security post near Forward Operating Base Oqab in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Afghanistan Growing More Dangerous for U.S. Rebuilders

Lack of security makes it nearly impossible to manage reconstruction projects.

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter speaks to 101st Airborne Division soldiers during a visit to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, earlier in January.

Female Service Members Will Get 12 Weeks of Paid Maternity Leave

The change doubles the amount of such leave currently available to most women in the military.

Homeland Security Offers Training to Combat Human Trafficking

Awareness effort for all agencies is part of governmentwide enforcement campaign.

Officials restrict access to the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge following the arrests of militia group leaders.

Are the Oregon Occupiers Ready to Give Up Yet?

Ammon Bundy asked them to leave, but three members of the militia who left and were arrested Wednesday say the remnant intends to stay.

Obama Taps New General to Lead Afghan War

Lt. Gen. John Nicholson, an Army Ranger, will become the latest officer to lead the 14-year-old war.

A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched during a 2013 test.

ISIS, Global Threats Boost U.S. Arms Exports

Lockheed Martin, the world’s largest defense contractor, reported strong export growth, and it’s not alone.

LaVoy Finicum, a rancher from Arizona, speaks to the media on Jan. 9. Finicum was killed Tuesday.

A Dramatic Turn in the Oregon Standoff: Eight Arrests and a Death

Militia leaders Ammon and Ryan Bundy were taken into custody and spokesman LaVoy Finicum killed after an encounter with the FBI and state police.

Immigrants from El Salvador and Guatemala who entered the United States illegally board a bus after they were released from a family detention center in San Antonio, Texas.

Why Is the Undocumented-Immigrant Population Dropping?

The number of people living in the U.S. illegally has fallen to its lowest level in a decade, a new study finds, despite the campaign-trail rhetoric to the contrary.

Drones, Valor, and the Future of the Military

Traditional definitions of heroism don’t always account for the practitioners of advanced war-fighting tactics.

A B-52 Stratofortress is refueled over Utah in 2012.

Old American Warplanes Still Frighten North Korea

The B-52 bomber might be more than 50 years old, but when it flies near the Korean peninsula, Kim Jong-un’s government pays attention.