James Mattis

South Korea and US soldiers stand guard during a commemorative ceremony for the 64th anniversary of the Korean armistice at the truce village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone dividing the two Koreas July 27, 2017.

North Korea bombards South Korea with propaganda leaflets


According to local media reports, more than 2 million of these papers have been found scattered on the streets of the capital and in provinces near the border since the end of 2015 — a volume not seen since the 1970s and ’80s.

A test launch of a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, August 2nd 2017

The only effective arms against North Korea’s missile bunkers are nuclear weapons, says a top war planner

South Korea's Defense Minister Han Min-koo shows US Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Japan's Defense Minister Tomomi Inada how to do a handshake

North Korea, South China Sea and more: What the Pentagon chief is up to in Asia

Military solar panels

Energy efficiency is becoming an essential tactic for the US military

China missiles

A guide to the ‘horrific’ consequences of a US-China naval war

Ben Carson testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination to be secretary of housing and urban development, on Jan. 12, 2017.

Watch live: Senate confirmation hearings for Defense, CIA and HUD

Global Politics

Senate committees will hear from three Trump Cabinet nominees on Thursday: retired Gen. James Mattis, Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan, and Ben Carson.

Retired US Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly

Trump is stacking top government posts with retired generals

Election 2016

Donald Trump named retired four-star Marine Gen. John Kelly to head the Department of Homeland Security. If confirmed by the Senate, Kelly would join retired Marine Gen. James Mattis as defense secretary and retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn as national security adviser.