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A mother migrating from Honduras holds her 1-year-old child as surrendering to U.S. Border Patrol agents after illegally crossing the border near McAllen, Texas in June.

Immigrant Kids In ‘Tender Age’ Shelters Face Myriad Risks

The youngest immigrant children—detained in so-called "tender age" shelters—may be the most vulnerable to the stress of separation from their parents.

Alcohol Trouble More Likely For Some Never-Deployed Soldiers

New research investigates alcohol misuse among U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard soldiers who have never been deployed.

Trump’s Surprise Iraq Trip Is Raising Security And Ethics Questions

There's a protocol that U.S. presidents are supposed to follow when they visit a war zone, but like much else in his presidency, Trump didn't follow the rules.

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump pose for a photograph as they visit members of the military at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, Dec. 26, in a surprise trip to Iraq.

No, U.S. Troops Are Not Getting a 10% Pay Raise

President Trump announced the surprise windfall during a surprise visit to troops in Iraq. But it’s not true.

Defense Secretary James Mattis' resignation letter.

Trump Kicks Mattis Out Early, Names Shanahan Acting Defense Secretary

The abrupt decision comes amid a growing crescendo of criticism of the president’s snap decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria.

Donald J. Trump, Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., bow their heads during a Memorial Day ceremony in May.

Four People Who Could Be the Next Defense Secretary

Former generals and powerful senators are likely to be considered to take over as President Trump’s next defense secretary.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis walks down the steps of the Pentagon on Wednesday, Dec. 19.

Mattis Resigns Over Disagreements with Trump

In two-page resignation letter, Defense secretary cites need to treat allies with respect, potential adversaries with resolve.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., rushes to the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Dec. 19, 2018. Graham called Trump's apparent decision to withdraw all U.S. troops from Syria "a disaster in the making."

Trump’s Abrupt Syria Reversal Confounds His Own Administration, GOP Allies

Hours later, White House officials had more questions than answers about the withdrawal.

Trump Wanted Out of Syria. It’s Finally Happening.

The announcement is in stark contrast to recent remarks by senior U.S. officials on the presence of troops.

The Pentagon Thinks Cyber Ops Could Be The Next WMDs

U.S. military planners are asking researchers how to fight back hackers.