{FD} US to hit Russia with new sanctions after Syria airstrike, Haley says

The Trump administration will levy new economic sanctions against Russia over its support of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Sunday.

{FD} US strikes Syria after suspected chemical attack by Assad regime

President Trump on Friday announced that he has approved military strikes in Syria against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad after an alleged chemical attack in the country.

{FD} US warships, B-1 bombers strike against Assad after suspected chemical attack

President Trump on Friday announced that he has approved military strikes in Syria against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad after an alleged chemical attack in the country.

{FD} Trump says Syria chemical attack ‘will be met forcefully,’ but won’t say when

President Trump told reporters Monday night that the U.S. will respond "forcefully" to this past weekend's suspected chemical attack in Syria, but declined to discuss when such a response would occur.

{FD} Paul Ryan: ‘Hollowed out’ US military needs spending boost following recent crashes

With another potential government shutdown looming, the Speaker of the House wants to make sure the U.S. military is not shortchanged after more deadly crashes in the past week killed nine American servicemen, which the Wisconsin Republican blamed on years of budget cuts.

{FD} Trump’s planned meeting with Kim Jong Un a ‘potential breakthrough,’ top defense officials say

Senior officials at the Pentagon said Thursday night that plans for the president to meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in May comes as “good news” and could be a “potential breakthrough.”

{FD} Mattis expected to back transgender troops — if they can deploy, official says

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is expected to recommend to President Trump that transgender people can serve in the U.S. military if they can deploy overseas, a U.S. official with knowledge of the secretary’s thinking on the issue told Fox News Thursday.

{FD} Major intelligence, strategic failures helped spur US soldiers’ deaths in Niger, report says

A new bombshell report details the latest worldwide oversight in The War on Terror that lead to the deaths of four U.S. soldiers killed on Oct. 4 in Niger — the largest loss of American troops during combat on the continent of Africa since the 1993 “Black Hawk Down” debacle in Somalia.

{FD} Pentagon restricts data on Taliban presence in Afghanistan for the first time

The Defense Department has told its inspector general overseeing the reconstruction of Afghanistan to not make public data on how much of the country is controlled by insurgent groups, the watchdog said in a new report published Tuesday.

{FD} Mattis believes North Korea will face ‘increased pressure’ in coming months

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says he thinks the world will exert “increased pressure” on North Korea in the coming months following recent maritime incidents in waters near China and the controversial development of its nuclear weapons program.

{FD} Three US cities sue Pentagon over failure to report convictions

Three major U.S. cities on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the Defense Department for allegedly failing to report criminal convictions of people in the military to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and its national gun background check database.