US may deploy thousands more troops amid Iran tension
The Pentagon is considering a request to send thousands more troops to the Middle East as relations worsen, unnamed officials say. Meanwhile, Iran's supreme leader said he foresaw the demise of American civilization.
Trump's Syria pull out fuels confusion
President Trump has declared victory over the so-called Islamic State and has ordered the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria, but his sharp reversal of foreign policy appears to have taken the Pentagon by surprise, triggered criticism from political friends and foes and left America's Kurdish allies all alone.
U.S. admits to larger number of troops in Afghanistan
The Pentagon admits thousands more U.S. troops are serving in Afghanistan than it has previously disclosed.
U.S. Navy to halt operations after USS John S. McCain crash
The Pentagon has ordered a sweeping halt of all U.S. Navy operations in the next few days to make sure ships are safe following the crash on the USS John S. McCain, the second such accident in two months.
U.S.-Russia tensions over Syria will not 'spiral out of control' - Mattis
The Pentagon says tensions between the United States and Russia will not "spiral out of control" following last week's U.S. cruise missile strike on a Syrian air base.