Referring to Beau Biden with families of U.S. Marines killed in the Kabul airport bombing drew criticism, but the president remains haunted by memories of a son he described as “me, but without all the downsides.”
The president’s first trip in office to witness the transfer of remains was a reminder of the toll of the Afghanistan war, and of his unique relationship with it.
Never have I witnessed a swifter collapse of competence than what I have seen with the U.S. evacuation of Afghanistan.
Officials are still piecing together the chain of events in the attack that killed scores of people, including 13 U.S. service members, outside the Kabul airport.
Rylee McCollum, barely older than the war itself, had a wife and a baby on the way. He was one of the first publicly identified American victims of the suicide bombing at Kabul’s airport.
Bombers struck a huge crowd outside the airport, killing dozens of civilians in the waning days of the U.S. evacuation from Afghanistan.
An exceptional unit of Black soldiers who fought in World War I will receive the Congressional Gold Medal.
We speak to several Afghans who aided the Americans and to their former U.S. colleagues trying to get them out.
Those of us who fought this war must now wonder: How could we have given the best parts of our lives to such a lie?
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 assignment gives Col. Anthony Henderson, whose promotion to brigadier general takes effect in July, further opportunity for advancement in a service that has had few African-American leaders.
It’s not guilt, shame or regret I feel. It’s the sense of having done a terrible duty.
Col. Anthony Henderson, a combat-tested Iraq and Afghanistan veteran, is being promoted to brigadier general. Since the Marines first admitted African-American troops in 1942, only 25 have reached general in any form.
Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III said he found the video from a visibly distraught female Marine “deeply disturbing.”
The troop withdrawals in Iraq and Afghanistan planned by the Trump administration amount to a painful admission: We lost.
Policies can’t guide us in the work of healing and forgiveness. Only a leader can do that.
The values that shaped them include leadership, optimism and charting your own course.
Its name was Observation Post Rock. The outpost is the backdrop for a ghost story, and is known for strange voices, radio static and the creeping fear of being watched.
Toxic rhetoric and political polarization are doing what nothing else could: driving apart ex-Marines who had one another’s backs through wars and the stresses of civilian life.
Even as they pushed for the release of other Afghan prisoners as part of a deal with the Taliban, U.S. officials privately dug in over freeing a man who had killed Americans.
The pardon of U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton by President Rodrigo Duterte is the final chapter in a case that reignited debate over old defense treaties.
The Philippine president made the move, which riled nationalist and gay rights groups, in the interest of maintaining an “independent foreign policy.”
The U.S. military, with its experience in disasters and its multiple medical corps, could do more to end the pandemic.
Racial strife aboard a Navy ship left three men facing the threat of the death penalty. They became little more than statistics in the military’s dismal record of race relations in the Vietnam era.
The servicemen had been missing since the amphibious assault vehicle they were in sank off the coast of Southern California on July 30.
The group was assigned to a unit based at Camp Pendleton in Southern California, and the episode involved an amphibious vehicle, the authorities said.
American military officials are trying to contain the spread of the coronavirus in its ranks while tackling logistical problems like relieving troops overseas.
The U.S. mission in Afghanistan is now described as training, advising and assisting Afghan troops. But American forces are still patrolling areas that are as deadly as they were in 2001.
The Marines reported 94 new cases on Okinawa, an island that had seen just 148 other infections. Local officials say the military is not doing enough.
“If it does come out as true, obviously the heartache would be terrible,” said Erik Hendriks, whose son was killed while on patrol in Afghanistan.
Portraits and statues venerating Confederate leaders are an insult to freedom and democracy.
The directive, which was announced on Friday, details what is prohibited in Marine installations, office buildings and work spaces.
My partner, Diego Pongo, was killed in Iraq in March. More than two months later, the pandemic has paused everything, including his funeral.
Seventy-five years after integration, the military’s upper echelons remain the domain of white men.
A Democratic congressional candidate in Virginia is releasing a TV spot where she speaks candidly about assault, a new step in a political landscape altered by the #MeToo movement.
There is no substitute for face-to-face conversations when trying to get Americans to sign up to be service members. Boot camp outbreaks slow the pipeline, too.
Here’s one idea for protecting them.
Keeping men and women in separate platoons during recruit training is the last stand for the Marine Corps, which has been slow to move toward gender integration.
After a brief pause, Parris Island is once again taking Marine recruits, with some modifications to the grueling 13-week boot camp.
In a letter, Gen. David H. Berger, the Marine commandant, said the symbol had “the power to inflame division.”
Officials are trying to determine the military’s role in safeguarding the United States from a new enemy within its borders, even as commanders fear infection across the ranks.