• Trump has overseen a steady transfer of power from the White House to the Pentagon June 24, 2017
    In his first six months in office, President Donald Trump has overseen a steady transfer of power from the White House to the Pentagon, handing off several warfighting authorities that previously rested in his hands -- and those of past presidents of both parties -- to the Pentagon and the commanders overseeing the US' military […]
  • New rules for targeting terror operations? March 1, 2017
    Is the White House going to give more authority to the Pentagon when it comes to targeting terrorists? CNN's Barbara Starr reports.
  • State Department plans to eliminate special envoy June 24, 2017
    The State Department is planning to eliminate the position of Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, senior US officials confirmed to CNN Friday.
  • House defense bill boosts spending on fighter jets, ships June 23, 2017
    The House's defense authorization bill includes a major $21 billion boost to buy more weapons for the Pentagon, allocating major funding upgrades to F-35 and F/A-18 fighter jets and Navy shipbuilding programs.
  • US risks being dragged into regional war with Iran in Syria June 23, 2017
    When the US and allies first launched airstrikes against ISIS in 2014, the Obama administration made clear that the US would not get dragged into the quagmire that is the wider Syrian civil war that has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives since 2011.
  • Report: Obama knew Putin was directly involved in hacks June 24, 2017
    A former Obama official said the previous administration "sort of choked" in its effort to punish Russian President Vladimir Putin over his attempts to influence the US presidential election in Donald Trump's favor, The Washington Post reported Friday.
  • Trump questions Obama over Russian meddling June 24, 2017
    President Donald Trump questions whether former President Barack Obama did enough to stop possible Russian meddling in the 2016 US election.