US-China friction over Taiwan likely to have worrying impacts on global stability.
The United States stirred a hornet’s nest that stretches far beyond Iraq when it attacked an Iranian-backed militia on the weekend.
The United States’ military spending has dominated the world for years, but recent data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) shows China, Russia, Saudi Arabia and India are other four biggest spenders on military.
The US military is moving toward more global exercises to better prepare for a more assertive Russia and other worldwide threats, a senior officer says.
President Donald Trump announces that transgender people may not serve "in any capacity" in the US military, citing the "tremendous medical costs and disruption" their presence would cause.
The US military base on Japan's island of Okinawa has imposed a midnight curfew and a ban on alcohol after the arrest of an ex-Marine suspected of killing a Japanese woman.
A Bangladeshi-origin British man who plotted an Islamic State-inspired attack on US military personnel based in England has been jailed for life and told he will spend at least 12 years behind bars.
Up to $800m (£550m) in cash held by so-called Islamic State (IS) has been destroyed in air strikes, a US military official says.