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Pentagon leaders didn't know US troops were injured in Iran's missile attack until a week later, DoD says

The Trump administration is struggling to explain why the US killed top Iranian general Soleimani — here's all the shifting explanations

Defence Secretary Mark Esper says he didn't see specific evidence Iran was plotting to strike 4 US embassies

Defence Secretary Mark Esper says an Iranian attack was days away when the US decided to assassinate Qassem Soleimani

The Pentagon flatly contradicted Trump and said the US military would not be targeting Iranian cultural sites

Trump wants convicted or charged war criminals on the campaign trail with him, report says

Fired top Navy official says Trump doesn't understand what a 'warfighter' is because they have standards and accountability

The Navy secretary is out after a confrontation over a Navy SEAL, and there are 3 different explanations why

The Air Force's 'Doomsday plane,' where the president can run a nuclear war, needs repairs for wear and tear

Iraq says US troops leaving Syria can't redeploy there and have to leave in 4 weeks, a fresh embarrassment in Trump's botched withdrawal

Most US troops left in Syria could be moved to Iraq as the Trump administration faces fallout over a possible ISIS resurgence

The US defence secretary gives US's strongest condemnation yet of Turkey's 'unacceptable incursion' in Syria

The US is preparing to pull its remaining 1,000 troops out of northern Syria as the Turkish offensive against the Kurds moves forward

The defence secretary praised the crew of an attack submarine that hasn't been on a mission since 2015

Pentagon chief asks European allies to 'pick up that tab' for projects defunded to pay for Trump's border wall

Trump's new Pentagon's chief says the US is testing once-banned missiles to 'deter Chinese bad behaviour'

Here's why Trump's new defence secretary is in Mongolia — and why he was gifted a tiny horse

China warns it will not 'sit idly by' while the US moves to put new strike missiles on its 'doorstep'

This is Mark Esper, the Gulf War Army veteran and defence lobbyist who Trump has tapped to lead the Pentagon