The Seawolf-class fast attack submarine USS Seawolf (SSN 21) conducts a brief stop for personnel in the Norwegian Sea off the coast of Tromsø, Norway, Aug. 21, 2020.

As Trump shakes up America's military footprint in Europe, the US and Russia are making moves in the high north

United States military activity around Norway this month reflects the continuing strategic value of NATO's northernmost member, even as the Trump administration changes the U.S. footprint there and across Europe

Capt. Taiwan Veney, cyber warfare operations officer, watches members of the 175th Cyberspace Operations Group, from left, Capt. Adelia McClain, Staff Sgt. Wendell Myler, Senior Airman Paul Pearson and Staff Sgt. Thacious Freeman, analyze log files and provide a cyber threat update utilizing a Kibana visualization on the large data wall in the Hunter's Den at Warfield Air National Guard Base, Middle River, Md., June 3, 2017.

Fake news is wreaking havoc on the battlefield. Here's what the US military is doing about it

Russian disinformation efforts are a massive problem in the U.S. and other democracies. Here's how the U.S. military is taking the problem seriously — and fighting back

U.S. Army infantrymen with Company A, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team (“Iron Brigade”), 4th Infantry Division, conduct an air assault with the 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade during the U.S. Army Europe Combined Resolve IX exercise at the 7th Army Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Aug. 24, 2017.

The US military is pulling nearly 12,000 troops out of Germany

The U.S. military is withdrawing nearly 12,000 troops from Germany, and that includes moving an F-16 squadron to Italy and the Army’s 2nd Cavalry Regiment to the United States

An M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank is loaded on an M1300 Heavy Equipment Transport System at Bergen-Hohne Training Area, Germany, July 10, 2020 prior to phase two of DEFENDER-Europe 20.

Army tanks are officially rocking a new active protection system in Europe

Photos released on July 10 ahead of the second phase of the Army's Defense Europe exercise show an M1 Abrams main battle tank rocking an Israeli-made Trophy Active Protection System (APS)

Snow falls at the gate during the first snowfall of the season, Jan. 15, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

German states appeal to US Congress not to withdraw troops

President Donald Trump said last month he would cut the number of U.S. troops in Germany by 9,500.