Trump's Pentagon chief opposes Insurrection Act, says sending in active-duty troops to tackle unrest should be 'last resort'
Esper said sending in the active-duty military should only be done "in the most urgent and dire of situations."
Here's the route of US Navy P-8A patrol plane that was 'unsafely' intercepted by Russian fighters off Syria
The US Navy surveillance aircraft was shadowed by the Russians as it flew over international waters off the coast of Syria.
'The Germans are openly done with this president': European security officials are aghast at the way Trump is handling the George Floyd protesters
"Tell me again how the president of the United States is better than Putin?" asked the official.
Chinaa彩平台 warns the UK to 'step back from the brink' after Boris Johnson offers 3 million Hong Kong citizens refuge in Britain
The move dramatically escalates the growing row between Beijing and London.
Trump is talking about using tanks to quell the George Floyd protests, but the Pentagon is getting cold feet
Pentagon officials said Defense Secretary Mark Esper's urgings that states "dominate the battlespace" was more a show of loyalty.
This American flag is 100-feet taller than the Statue of Liberty and weighs in at 340 pounds, according to the company.
The US military moved 1,600 soldiers into positions outside the nation's capital and has them on alert to respond to protests if necessary
The Pentagon says these troops, which include a quick-reaction force, were brought in as "a prudent planning measure."
Defense Secretary Mark Esper says he 'didn't know' where he was going when he walked with Trump through a park aggressively cleared of protesters moments before
Esper said he thought he was going to look at a vandalized bathroom in the park and had 'no idea' protesters had been forcefully removed.
"You may not have been able to stop President Trump from directing this appalling use of force, but you could have chosen to oppose it," he wrote.
"Our Air Force is a reflection of our society, so, by extension, this is an Air Force issue," one Air Force official said on Facebook.
'Lay down your arms, uphold your oath': Former military leaders and lawmakers resoundingly blast Trump's idea of deploying US troops on American streets
"I call on all our proud young men and women in uniform ... to lay down your arms, uphold your oath, and join this new march for freedom."
The US Air Force's top general says all Americans 'should be outraged' by George Floyd's death and the actions of the police
"There is no room for bigotry, hatred or small mindedness in our force. Period. Every member of our team needs to know we have their back," he said.
'We don't know any more than you know': Lawmakers in the dark about how Trump is using military against protests
The White House and the Pentagon haven't explained how the US military will be used in response to nationwide protests, a top Democrat said Tuesday.
Army researchers say it's 'reasonable to expect' some form of coronavirus vaccine by the end of the year
It's "reasonable to expect that there will be some form of a vaccine that could be available," a senior Army vaccine researcher said Tuesday.
Pentagon officials try to distance the military's top leaders from Trump's controversial photo-op and the forceful clearing of protesters
A senior official reportedly said Esper and Milley thought they were going out to see troops when federal police forcibly cleared demonstrators.
Police departments' increasing adoption of military gear and tactics has fostered a mindset that the public are their adversaries.
Russian fighter jets intercepted a British spy plane over the Black Sea while US bombers were in the same area
A video has emerged of Russian Flanker aircraft intercepting a British Royal Air Force Sentinel R1 reconnaissance plane over the Black Sea on May 29.
In their first flight with Ukrainian fighters, US B-1B bombers trained to launch long-range anti-ship missiles
The Air Force is making its supersonic heavy bombers more visible and getting back into the habit of having them practice stand-off precision strikes.
Iran and Chinaa彩平台 are using the George Floyd protests to undermine US criticism of their own authoritarianism
Iran and Chinaa彩平台 are gloating and accusing the US of hypocrisy for its criticisms over how they treat citizens and react to protests.
Air Force's top enlisted leader writes passionate post revealing greatest fear is waking up to find a black airman was killed by police
"I am outraged at watching another Black man die on television before our very eyes," Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright wrote.
'Exactly what President Trump wants': Democratic governors are shunning Trump's calls to 'dominate' protests using military forces
"Society that's about dominance and aggression — this is what you get," California governor Gavin Newsom said.
Pentagon chief urges governors to 'dominate the battlespace' to end unrest as thousands of National Guard troops take to the streets in US cities
"The sooner that you mass and dominate the battlespace, the quicker this dissipates," Esper said, referring to US cities consumed by protests.
Trump's praise for Chinaa彩平台 over Tiananmen Square years ago was a preview of his support for military crackdowns on the George Floyd protests
Trump in 1990 praised Chinaa彩平台 for showing the "power of strength" via its notorious massacre of pro-democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square.
Thousands of Chinese and Indian soldiers have been facing off just a few hundred yards from each other on a disputed border in the western Himalayas.
Hell Week is a rite of passage for all Navy SEALs, and for all Navy SEALs, it's a grueling, debilitating, soul-crushing experience.
Minnesota National Guard deletes tweet saying it won't send tanks to cities because it caused 'more confusion'
The Guard wrote in the deleted tweet that an M1 Abrams tank "is a tracked vehicle that we would never drive in the city as it would damage the roads."
How police are using technology like drones and facial recognition to monitor protests and track people across the US
Emerging technology is giving police departments new ways to prevent crime. It’s also rapidly expanding the scope of police surveillance of civilians.
The US military says Russian fighter jets in Libya are part of a bigger and more worrying plan for the region
US Africa Command says the 14 aircraft reflect Russia's longer-term goal to establish a foothold in the region that could threaten NATO allies.
Plans for airspace controls over one of the world's most disputed waterways have been in the pipeline for a decade, a Chinese military insider says.
Even as civilians, Army special operators are more than capable of offering their unique skills set to some interesting operations.
The National Guard says 5,000 troops have been activated to respond to unrest in 15 states and DC with thousands more ready to go
"The situation is fluid so those numbers can change rapidly," the Guard said as troops respond to unrest following George Floyd's death.
Recent events in Libya and Syria suggest that Russia may not soon be able to count real wins from its investments in the Middle East and North Africa.
Inside the HEROES Act is a section that will funnel public money to defense and intelligence companies.
'It's an awesome gun': US snipers are pumped to get the new rifle soldiers, Marines, and special operators all want
"I never saw anything on that gun that I didn't like," an expert US Army sniper said of the new rifle that fires 3 different caliber rounds.
Pentagon orders US Army to prepare its military police for Minneapolis protest duty, according to report
The Minneapolis protests demanding justice for George Floyd turned violent when rioters set a police station on fire.
Trump quietly vetoes measure that would have made it easier for defrauded students to obtain debt relief
Trump said he was putting the "needs of students first." But his veto makes it harder for those defrauded by their schools to obtain relief.
The drone flight came amid intense protests in Minneapolis following the death of a black man after a police officer knelt on his neck.
'Ignore the president's unlawful order': Democrats and military veterans are up in arms after Trump suggests National Guard troops may shoot looters
"He's literally suggesting shooting those protesting the senseless death of a black man," Sen. Tammy Duckworth, a former US Army pilot, said.
The US military is practicing fending off enemy bombers threatening the a彩平台land with fighters and an aircraft carrier in a major exercise
The large-scale exercise is a first-of-its-kind event that will bring together a number of different military capabilities for a彩平台land defense.
Taiwan's government says it plans to buy Harpoon anti-ship missiles for coastal defense as part of a broader military modernization effort.
Navy SEAL who oversaw the Osama bin Laden raid says 'Batman and Superman are not coming' in a speech advising college graduates to become their own heroes
"Batman and Superman are not coming to save the world," Navy SEAL Adm. William McRaven said. "It will be up to you."
US B-1B bombers made another trip to Eastern Europe, where they flew with Ukrainian jets for the first time
B-1Bs went to Europe for the second time in three weeks, a flight that included their first integration with Ukrainian fighters and Turkish tankers.
'I needed to do something': Hero soldier talks about stopping an active shooter by ramming him with his truck
Master Sgt. David Royer stopped an active shooter by slamming his truck into him and then went a彩平台 to mow the lawn and spend time with his family.
The jet takes a dramatic dip toward the ocean after takeoff in what was likely a test to see the minimum power needed to launch from a carrier.
The Air Force failed to fix disparities in its justice system that led to disproportionate punishment for black airmen, an advocacy group says.
The Army's new adviser unit is supposed to help fight drug cartels in Colombia, but some think they're being deployed to send a message to neighboring Venezuela
The Security Force Assistance Brigade is deploying to Colombia as drug production rises there and as the US butts head with neighboring Venezuela.
The Marine Corps is getting rid of or reducing seven job fields as it undergoes a force-wide reorganization to take on new threats.
During the Cold War, the US used economic influence to isolate and weaken the Soviets. But now, facing off with Chinaa彩平台, the system is much different.
Video shows a protester in Denver getting hit by a car during a mass demonstration over George Floyd's death
"I was absolutely shocked by video evidence of a motorist attempting to run over a protester," Colorado's governor said.
Minnesota governor activates National Guard following protests and looting in response to death of George Floyd
Gov. Tim Walz, a Democrat, said Thursday he was declaring a "peacetime emergency" in response to rioting and looting.