{FD} Behind the scenes of the Mattis bombshell: More resignations expected after ‘protest’ exit

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ resignation, which shocked Washington’s national security establishment and rattled America’s allies, was sealed in a fateful 18-hour period that saw President Trump resolve to withdraw troops from Syria alarming Pentagon officials who see America’s role in the region as crucial.

{FD} Trump awards Medal of Honor to Navy SEAL for controversial mission in Afghanistan

Thursday afternoon at the White House, President Trump presented Slabinski with the Medal of Honor for his actions getting wounded team members off the mountain and directing devastating close-air-support against the enemy. But not everyone in the military’s close-knit special operations community sees it that way.

{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.