US to reduce number of troops in Africa

The Pentagon has approved a long-awaited plan to reduce the number of U.S. troops conducting counterterrorism missions in Africa over the next three years, three U.S. officials tell CNN.

Number of US troops at border has 'peaked' at 5,900

The number of US troops deployed to the southern border has "peaked" at 5,900 and is not expected to increase, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Thursday. It's a figure that falls well short of President Donald Trump's previous claim that the Pentagon could send between 10,000 and 15,000 service members to help deal with a group of migrants heading toward the US through Mexico.

First woman passes test on path to becoming Green Beret

A female soldier recently completed the Special Forces Assessment and Selection for the first time, making her a candidate to be the first woman to become a Green Beret, according to a U.S. Army Special Operations Command spokesman.

Experts warn US at risk of losing war with Russia or China

The Trump administration's new National Defense Strategy is insufficiently resourced and the US runs the risk of a military defeat by China or Russia, according to a report by a congressionally mandated panel of bipartisan experts that was released Wednesday.

Russia jammed GPS during NATO military exercise

The Russian military jammed GPS signals during a major NATO military exercise in Norway that involved thousands of US and NATO troops, the alliance said Wednesday, citing the Norwegian government.

Army bugler's trumpet stolen from truck

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (WISC-TV) -- A Sun Prairie man who plays trumpet for the Army is asking for his instrument back after it was stolen on Veterans Day.This past weekend, Staff Sgt. Matthew Miller was in Milwaukee for the Army.…

Texas border troops' future unclear as initial task nears completion

The approximately 1,300 US troops on the Texas southern border are expected to finish their assigned task of reinforcing border crossing points, largely with concertina wire, in the coming days. Once that work is done, it's not clear what additional orders they will be given other than putting up more wire, according to two defense officials.