National security adviser H.R. McMaster meets with his counterparts in San Francisco in laying the groundwork for meetings about the North Korea issue.
The bipartisan measure is loaded with political victories for both sides, including a budget increase for the Pentagon long sought by Republicans and funding for infrastructure, the opioid crisis and a host of domestic programs backed by Democrats.
Senators demand answers from the Defense and Justice departments, and a House committee launches an investigation into the issue after an AP exposé.
While it isn’t clear whether the president has a policy in Syria, the Department of Defense is failing to achieve its goals and the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. is issuing empty threats.
The new National Defense Strategy all but declares a new Cold War on Russia and China, but neither country has the power or malign intentions ascribed to it.
Albert Wong's skill as a marksman led to dangerous missions in Afghanistan that left him anxious and wary when he came home, according to people who knew him.
American problems in the 16-year war include a resilient Taliban, a weak government in Kabul and, according to the top general overseeing the conflict, Russian interference.
For The New York Times, the United States always seems to be lagging behind the Russian menace.
The Veterans Affairs internal investigation is another blow to current Secretary David Shulkin, who served at the agency under President Obama and now is fighting to keep his job.
In his annual speech to parliament in Moscow, the Russian president says his country's "growing military power is a solid guarantee of global peace."