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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis speaks to reporters from Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, as Gen. John Nicholson stands behind Mattis on April 24, 2017.

ISIS-in-Afghanistan Is Losing Recruits to Other Groups, U.S. Officials Say

James Mattis says he’s made no decision on adding troops, but warns of a confrontation if Russia continues to arm the Taliban.

The mushroom cloud above Nagasaki after atomic bombing on August 9, 1945

What If It Happened Again? What We Need to Do to Prepare for a Nuclear Event

Any nuclear weapon exchange or major nuclear plant meltdown will immediately lead to a global public health emergency. What can we learn from past events to help prepare?

1st Lt. Phil Parentrau opening the blast door leading to the underground control room at an ICBM launch control facility near Minot, N.D. in 2014.

Risk of 'Accidental' Nuclear War Growing, UN Research Group Says

The warning comes as the Pentagon begins an extensive review of its nuclear arsenal.

Lawmakers Propose Restoring Defense Per Diem Rates

A bipartisan measure would repeal unpopular Pentagon restrictions adopted in 2014.

Turkish experts carry a victim of alleged chemical weapons attacks in Syrian city of Idlib.

Why America Cares About Chemical Weapons

Upholding the norm against their use helps the U.S. win wars.

Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly

Government Needs ‘Heavy Artillery’ for Cyberspace, DHS Chief Says

Plodding bureaucracy could leave government outgunned in cyberspace, Gen. John Kelly said in his first major address as secretary.

North Korea and the Risks of Miscalculation

As tensions rise in East Asia, they highlight the dangers of Trump’s unpredictability.

U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal 1st Class Tyler Brooks, Task Force Sparta, teaches how to identify and counter improvised explosive devices to participants from African Union Mission in Somalia troop contributing countries in 2016.

Why Did Donald Trump Send Dozens of Troops to Somalia?

He has changed gears bigly when it comes his position on military intervention.

A boy walks among rubble in Taiz, Yemen in 2016.

What's Really at Stake for America in Yemen's Conflict

As the Trump administration navigates the risks of escalation, there’s a real danger it will get the calculus wrong.

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