The setbacks come at a harrowing moment for Afghanistan, just as American and international troops are set to leave the country in coming weeks.
It is not just U.S. troops who are withdrawing from Afghanistan. Thousands of private contractors — who help keep the Afghan Air Force flying, among other tasks — are leaving as well.
The military justice system is in dire need of an overhaul. Two senators are standing athwart a bipartisan fix.
With President Biden planning to withdraw troops from Afghanistan by September, a bipartisan coalition in Congress is rushing to bring Afghans facing retribution to the United States.
The decision brings to 11 the number who have been approved to be sent elsewhere, but the Biden administration has yet to name a point person to negotiate transfers with other governments.
The House is expected to repeal the 2002 authorization for the invasion of Iraq, and the Senate will consider doing so as well in a rare debate over war powers.
In two separate hearings, the F.B.I. director and Pentagon officials answered questions about the failure to adequately prepare for and respond to the Jan. 6 attack.
The plan for a “train and assist” mission would partly reverse President Donald J. Trump’s withdrawal of nearly all American ground forces from the country.
If intense political partisanship is allowed to creep into the ranks, it could fracture the chain of command.
Many Americans want this painful chapter closed, but supporting Afghanistan remains in our national security interest.
Regional rivalries lie at the heart of opposition to the nuclear pact. Could a revived agreement chart a better path?
An engineer’s wife, daughter and other family members were killed in a misguided airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition. But Basim Razzo would rather sow understanding than hatred.
As a soldier in Vietnam, I already knew what the Pentagon Papers revealed. In the years since, America’s leaders have repeated the same mistakes.
Lloyd Austin signaled support for removing sexual assault cases from the military chain of command but declined to endorse a broader measure to deal with other serious crimes.
A program to bring people employed by the American military to the United States is backlogged, with thousands of applicants denied.
The Pentagon’s leadership is taking steps to promote inclusion in the military, prompting a political backlash.
Maj. Gen. Robert F. Castellvi is the latest in a string of officers relieved of their duties after the deaths of nine service members off the coast of Southern California.
The Pentagon Papers created a delicate balance of power between the press and the government. Lately, it’s being threatened.
The Pentagon is considering whether to intervene with warplanes or drones in the event that Kabul is in danger of falling to the Taliban, though no decisions have been made.
The justices had been asked to decide whether one of the last sex-based distinctions in federal law should survive now that women can serve in combat.
The rapid withdrawal of U.S. troops has left the agency seeking ways to maintain its intelligence-gathering, war-fighting and counterterrorism operations in the country.
Iran-backed militias in Iraq are suspected of carrying out recent drone strikes on sensitive American targets in Iraq, evading U.S. defenses.
The strange objects witnessed by Navy pilots remain unexplained, but officials briefed on a new study say they are not secret technology from a classified American program.
Threatened by the Taliban and considered AWOL by the Afghan military, a decorated helicopter pilot fled for the United States with his wife and daughter.
U.F.O.s were once a taboo topic for the U.S. government, but not anymore. A long anticipated report on them is due this month.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has won broad backing for legislation that would cut out the military chain of command in such cases. Now she faces another big hurdle.
Troops are more likely to be sexually assaulted by a fellow service member than shot by an enemy in war.
Service members are more likely to be sexually assaulted by a fellow soldier than shot by an enemy at war. The crisis persists because of an archaic set of rules that gives commanders control over whether perpetrators are prosecuted. In this video guest essay, a Republican senator, a former military prosecutor and a survivor call for sexual assault cases to be handled by independent, specialized prosecutors.
‘Do you have body armor?’ the Afghan pilot asked us as we prepared for a trip to outposts surrounded by the Taliban.
In its first reaction to President Biden’s summit with President Moon Jae-in of South Korea, North Korean state media warned of an arms race.
The veterans who work at Calverton National Cemetery view their job as a sacred duty and final act of fellowship.
The need to look beyond war for some non-martial way to cultivate communal responsibility is more urgent now than ever.
A philosophical and moral conversion led this soldier to leave the military. Why don’t more take this path?
Vice President Kamala Harris, the school’s first female commencement speaker, is expected to use her speech to address some of the Biden administration’s most urgent challenges.
Candid testimonies from World War II veterans accompanies vivid archival footage in this immersive documentary that showcases the myths we tell ourselves about war.
Dozens of besieged outposts or bases, and four district centers, have given up to the insurgents this month, in an accelerating rural collapse as American troops leave.
In his 30 years in the Senate, the former Navy secretary was a leading Republican voice on military policy. He was also once married to Elizabeth Taylor.
The U.S. and the South Korean presidents’ approach to solving the North Korean nuclear crisis is doomed to failure.
American troops are set to be out by early to mid-July, well ahead of President Biden’s Sept. 11 deadline, even as big issues remain unresolved.
The famed source of the Pentagon Papers, Daniel Ellsberg, has made another unauthorized disclosure — and wants to be prosecuted for it.
The shift mirrors broader societal frustrations after two decades of wars, a pervasive problem of sexual assault and harassment of female troops and the exposure of political extremism in the ranks.
We still don’t know what they are — but we may be close to finding out.
How the war in Afghanistan — America’s longest conflict — shaped the lives of two members of the military.
Both the British and the Americans were unable to defeat enemies they thought would be pushovers.
The men, none of whom were ever charged, would be sent to countries that agree to impose security conditions on them. But it is not clear where they will go or when.
Afghanistan shows that change comes through teachers as well as troops.
Tossing their masks, jumping on side-by-side treadmills, sharing peanuts next to fellow sports fans, the vaccinated find special freedoms await.
Under a deal with the military court, Majid Khan, who has admitted being a courier for Al Qaeda, will give up his chance to call witnesses to his torture in return for being released as soon as next year.
Robert Caslen, a retired Army lieutenant general, was accused of failing to credit a lengthy passage in a commencement speech he delivered.
As bullets from a Taliban machine gun ricocheted through the street below, an Afghan soldier wearing an “I Heart Kabul” T-shirt took a brief rest. “There has been fighting day and night.”