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FY19 Defense Authorization Bill Passes Congress in Record Speed

The Defense Department applauds the passage of the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act at the swiftest pace in 20 years, Pentagon officials...

Erdogan backs ally Maduro after ‘assassination bid’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday spoke by phone with Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro, passing on his best wishes after what Caracas said...

US Base in Southern Syria Sends ‘Signal’ to Iran

PENTAGON: The United States maintains a base in southern Syria that limits Iranian forces’ ability to move through Syria’s al-Tanf border crossing, U.S. officials...
Sukhoi Su-25 jet fighter flies during a drill

Israel says shoots down Syrian warplane

Israel shot down a Syrian fighter jet with surface-to-air missiles Tuesday after the plane infiltrated airspace it controls, the military said, in a rare...

No military cooperation with Russia in Syria for now: Mattis

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday there would be no cooperation with the Russian military in Syria -- at least for now. After US...

Global stocks mixed amid lingering trade war fears

World stock markets were a mixed bag on Wednesday as some investors fished for bargains and others gave in to anxiety over simmering trade...

US Arms Sales in First Half of 2018 Shatter 2017 Total

Washington agreed to sell $46.9 billion worth of weapons and military equipment in the first half of 2018, $5 billion more than what was...

Canada extends NATO mission in Latvia to 2023: Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday that Canada is extending its NATO commitment in Latvia by another four years to March 2023 and will...

Seven European countries to hit NATO spending pledge: Stoltenberg

Seven European countries are expected to meet a NATO defence spending pledge this year, the alliance said Tuesday, in news that is unlikely to...

Defence spending by NATO members

A row over how much NATO members spend on defence will overshadow a summit of alliance leaders this week, with US President Donald Trump...