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The tank battle that came to define the early career of Trump’s new national security adviser

Long before Lt. Gen H.R. McMaster took the job as President Trump's national security adviser, he led 140 men into one the last major...

Trump taps private equity manager, former Army captain, for secretary of the Navy

President Donald Trump has selected long-time private equity fund manager Philip Bilden to be the next secretary of the Navy, the White House announced...

Two dead in Army helicopter gunship crash in Texas

A U.S. Army National Guard helicopter crashed approximately 25 miles southeast of Houston Wednesday, killing both crew members, the Texas National Guard said in...

There were two flags raised at Iwo Jima; The Marines now say they misidentified men at both

The Marine Corps said in a statement Wednesday that it misidentified two men long thought to have helped raise the first of two American...

Arlington National Cemetery wants people to stop catching Pikachu on its hallowed ground

They're easy to pick out at Arlington National Cemetery, usually kids looking down at their phones while the rest of the tour groups amble...

After investigation, Navy lowers ‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle’s medal count

After an investigation into famed SEAL Chris Kyle's personnel record, the Navy has corrected his medal count, indicating that he earned one Silver Star...

Combat-amputee veteran makes history, summits Mount Everest

Marine Staff Sgt. Charlie Linville, an explosive-ordinance disposal technician who lost part of his right leg as a result of an explosion in Afghanistan...

What happens when the Army accidentally uses Humvees as lawn darts

During a recent training exercise in Hohenfels, Germany, earlier this month, soldiers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade practiced launching equipment from the rear of...

Air Force is getting rid of the iconic UH-1 Huey; fight rages over how to replace it

The UH-1 Huey has been a mainstay of U.S. wars since its debut in the jungles of Vietnam. Now, the Air Force is looking...

After 13 years, CIA honors Green Beret with Texas ties killed on secret Afghanistan mission

When Nathan Ross Chapman became the first military casualty to die by enemy fire during the war in Afghanistan, the only American flag available...

Today

Robert Francis: Thanksgiving 1954

If, god forbid, my home ever catches on fire, I would make sure my family was safe, then the pets (my wife might say...

Bill Thompson: Love ’em or hate ’em, Happy Holidays!

For a lot of people, “holiday depression” begins around Thanksgiving, or maybe around the time Christmas songs start blaring on the radio and retail...

Texas shut down bars to slow the spread of coronavirus — but allowed thousands to open through a restaurant loophole

Need to stay updated on coronavirus news in Texas? Our evening roundup will help you stay on top of the day's latest updates. Sign...

The rise and fall of Tab – after surviving the sweetener scares, the iconic diet soda gets canned

Tab, the Coca-Cola company’s original diet soda brand, is headed to the soda graveyard, joining retired brands such as Like, Leed and Limette. Coca-Cola has...