Before the United States entered World War I, many Americans volunteered to fight alongside the Triple Entente -- an alliance formed by Russia, France and the United Kingdom. One such group of volunteers took to the skies above France and flew in what was called the Lafayette Flying Corps. Among... More >>

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President Donald Trump: General James Mattis Will Have Final Word on Torture
At a joint press conference, President Donald Trump and U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May answer questions about issues they disagree on, and Trump beliefs that people find "alarming." PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: We have a great general who was just appointed, Secretary of Defense General James...
Full Replay: General James Mattis Full Swearing-In
At the Pentagon on Friday, Vice President Mike Pence swore in Secretary of Defense James Mattis, followed by President Donald Trump signing executive actions concerning the military and immigration.
John McCain: Mulvaney Told Me He Wanted To Cut Military Budget Because He Met An Angry Veteran
(Via RealClearPolitics Video) Sen. John McCain joins MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' to discuss why he's likely voting no on Mick Mulvaney, why abandoning TPP is a bad idea, an executive order on enhanced interrogation and the border wall. Regarding Trump's pick to head the WH Office of Budget and...
Trump: I Think Torture Works, But I Trust General Mattis To Tell Me Not To Do It
(Via RealClearPolitics Video) In his first major interview as president with David Muir from ABC News, President Trump explained his position on torture. He said that he personally thinks it works as an interrogation tactic, but that he trusts his Defense Secretary and CIA director to advise...
Shaken by Trump's Criticism of NATO, Europe Mulls Building Own Military Force
European leaders were left shaken following U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent comments that NATO is "obsolete." The organization has formed the bedrock of Europe’s security since the end of World War Two – but some EU leaders say Europe must now take responsibility for its own defense. But...
Black Sea Rotational Force
U.S. Marines complete several exercises across nations in the Black Sea, Balkan, and Caucasus regions. The training enhanced collective professional military capabilities and promoted regional stability. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Lance Cpl. Timothy J. Lutz and Cpl. Clarence L. Wimberly)
CNA Talks - National Security Challenges for the Trump Administration
Overview In light of this month’s presidential transition, six CNA analysts sat down to discuss foreign policy advice for the next administration. From Asia to Europe to the Middle East, the commentators covered some of the key areas of concern for the upcoming year and beyond. Topics...
Wreaths Across America
More than 50,000 volunteers laid wreaths at graves on Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, Dec. 12, 2015, as part of the annual Wreaths Across America event.
FP the E.R. - Trump's Four-Star Friends
On this week’s episode of The E.R., David Rothkopf, Rosa Brooks, Julie Smith, and Tom Ricks share their thoughts on President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet, which is being increasingly filled with generals. Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn will be Trump’s right hand man as national security advisor,...
MWI Podcast - "Catching Saddam Hussein" with Eric Maddox
In this episode of the MWI podcast, host Capt. Jake Miraldi speaks with Eric Maddox, a former US Army interrogator who was assigned in 2003 to a unit of special operators charged with finding and capturing Saddam Hussein. Maddox speaks about his 2003 deployment to Iraq—trained as a Mandarin...
These Women Aspire to Combat Roles
For generations combat jobs in the U.S. military were blocked to women, but not anymore. The question now is can women meet the same rigorous standards as the men in order to qualify for frontline jobs? William Brangham has the second story on women in combat roles.
Go Army, Beat Navy 2016
2016 Army-Navy Game
Go Navy! Beat Army!
ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 10, 2016) The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) shows it's support for the Army/Navy game being played on Dec. 10 @ 3p.m. The ship is underway with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) participating in ARG/Marine Expeditionary Unit Exercise (ARG/MEUEX). (U.S. Navy...
The Chaos and Fog of the First Night of Marine Corps Boot Camp
On Day 1, scores of young men and women arrive at Marine Corps boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina, to begin the process of becoming Marines. The first night is particularly tough. From the moment the recruits arrive, they are under constant verbal assault: yelled and screamed at by drill...
FP The E.R. - Entering into the Era of the Unknown
On this week’s episode of The E.R., David Rothkopf, Kori Schake, Julia Ioffe, and David Sanger envision a world where Donald Trump’s foreign policy emboldens Russia, China, and other wannabe world superpowers. It’s not fantasy. Trump’s affection toward Putin is no secret. But now that he...
President Obama Defends His Security Doctrine
President Barack Obama spoke about his counterterrorism record Tuesday, at MacDill Air Force Base. He spoke to active duty troops for his last speech on national security speech as Commander-In-Chief.
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