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How the VA is failing to track veterans burn pit claims
No, that mushroom cloud in Beirut doesn’t indicate a nuclear bomb went off
The Marine Corps plan to ditch its tanks could spell bad news for the Army, experts say
The lies and mistakes that led the US into Iraq, laid out in a new book
The US is looking away from the Middle East, but it’s keeping a wary eye on what China is doing there
The White House accidentally made a strong case to strip Confederate names from US military bases
Why did Australian special forces pose with a Confederate flag in Afghanistan?
Here’s what it’s like to put up with ‘just joking’ racism in the military
The Bonhomme Richard fire raises questions about whether the Navy learned anything from its last ship fire
How China is expanding its amphibious forces to challenge the US well beyond Asia
75 years ago today, the Trinity atomic bomb test ushered in the era of nuclear warfare
USS Bonhomme Richard, its fate uncertain, would be one of largest ships Navy has lost outside of combat
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pentagon is cutting its chemical and biological defense programs
India’s deadly showdown with China could lead to rising tensions at sea
The US military is losing the sniper war against Russia
Russia is trying to lure Trump into a dangerous prisoner swap over a Marine vet, intelligence officials say
The surge nobody’s talking about: the US war in Somalia
Here’s what a war between nuclear-armed China and India might look like
Meet the ‘Boogaloo boys,’ the violent extremists attracting members of the US military
After fatal jet crash, the pilots were blamed. Then the Air Force banned the flight maneuver
Kim Jong Un has quietly built a 7,000-man cyber army that gives North Korea an edge nuclear weapons don’t
US civil-military relations: a flawed deal in desperate need of repair
Why fighter fuel range could be the Navy’s biggest weakness in a war with China
Why Fort Bragg was named for a Confederate general — and why it’s time to change it
Why service members might disobey Trump’s orders to occupy US cities