The Senate confirms President Trump’s pick for the Army’s top civilian post. In an 89-to-six vote, senators approved the nomination of Mark Esper as army secretary. Esper is a West Point graduate who retired as a lieutenant colonel after serving more than 20 years in the Army.
By Phil Stewart
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon said on Wednesday it would soon carry out the first exercise in a decade involving three aircraft carrier strike groups in the Western Pacific, confirming a Reuters
A new report says Uzbekistan provides large numbers of recruits to the Islamic State’s branch in neighboring Afghanistan. Pentagon and Afghan officials say ISIS-linked Islamic terror group Khorasan Province runs training and radicalization camps in Uzbekistan.
One month after that deadly ambush in Niger that took the lives of four American soldiers, officials still don’t know what led up to the deadly encounter. Four soldiers from both the U.S. and Niger were killed by ISIS militants using machine guns and rocket propelled grenades.
By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) – About 11,000 U.S. troops are serving in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, thousands more than it has previously stated.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, a unit of Lockheed Martin Corp , was awarded a $547.9 million modification to an existing contract for 7,358 Hellfire II
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Lockheed Martin Corp and its Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co subsidiary are being awarded a $427 million order for ancillary military equipment and pilot flight equipment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top U.S. defense contractor Lockheed Martin was named on Thursday as one of six companies that will share a $499 million contract for research into aerospace systems aimed at