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A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched from a battery located on Wake Island during a Nov. 1, 2015 flight test..

Here’s What the U.S. Could Sell South Korea and Japan to Counter North Korea

Trump doubles the allowable size of Seoul’s warheads and promises to transfer more sophisticated weapons to Asian allies.

President Donald Trump and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis attend a Cabinet meeting June 12.

Analysis: How Mattis May Get Himself in Trouble With Trump

The secretary of defense could run afoul of his boss if his review of the policy on transgender troops follows the facts to their conclusion.

Soldiers assigned to the 10th Mountain Division walk on a dismounted patrol outside of Camp Fenty, Afghanistan in 2016.

Ordered to Ban Transgender Troops, Pentagon Plans A New Look at Three Factors

The courts will take their own look, thanks to a trio of lawsuits filed in the wake of Trump’s Friday-night memo.

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The Trump Administration's Evolving Rhetoric on North Korea

From “fire and fury” to “all options are on the table”

North Korean soldiers at the military parade in Pyongyang of the 60th anniversary of the conclusion of the Korean War in 2013.

The North Korean Threat Beyond ICBMs

Even without them, the Kim regime can menace its immediate neighborhood—or sell nuclear material to rogue states.

The Cuban embassy in Washington.

A 'Sonic Weapon' That Caused Diplomats in Cuba to Lose Their Hearing Also Caused Brain Injury

Some diplomats were also under heave surveillance during their tours of duty, and some had their homes broken into and their vehicles vandalized.

Mattis meets with Ukraine’s Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak in Kyiv on Aug. 24.

How James Mattis Tried to Explain Trump to the World

“Just as Mattis sought to reassure nervous allies, back home there were numerous reminders that the populist and intemperate impulses of his boss will not be tamed.”

Are ‘Restrictions’ Keeping Us From Winning in Afghanistan?

An Army intelligence expert and retired special forces warrior lay out what red tape the President should cut in Afghanistan.