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New Army recruits take part in a swearing in ceremony before a baseball game in San Diego on June 4, 2017. (GREGORY BULL/AP)

Army misses 2018 recruiting goal, which hasn't happened since 2005

WASHINGTON – The Army fell short of its recruiting goal for 2018, missing its mark for the first time since 2005 as it looks to grow its force...

A soldier from the 10th Mountain Division fires an M4 rifle during team live-fire training on a range in Djibouti, June 23, 2018. The U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command has found a fix for a glitch in the M4/M4A1 assault rifles, which causes the weapon to unintentionally fire. (HALEY D. PHILLIPS/U.S. AIR FORCE)

Army finds fix for glitch that caused M4 rifles to fire unintentionally

The U.S. Army has found a fix for a glitch in the M4 and M4A1 assault rifles that causes the weapons to unintentionally fire, officials said...

A teal ribbons is tied to a tree at Stewart Air National Guard Base, N.Y. April 8, 2018, to help raise awareness of sexual assault. (MARY SCHWARZLER/U.S. AIR FORCE)

New military sexual assault report finds highest risks on Navy ships, certain larger bases

WASHINGTON – A wide-ranging study of sexual assault and harassment among military ranks found the biggest risks are on a few of its largest bases...

Maj. Gen. Scott McKean, commander of the 2nd Infantry Division, and Uijeongbu Mayor Ahn Byung Yong cut a cake during a Chuseok celebration at Camp Red Cloud, South Korea, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (COURTESY OF THE U.S. ARMY)

2ID soldiers give thanks during their final Chuseok holiday north of Seoul

PYEONGTAEK, South Korea — The 2nd Infantry Division held its last Chuseok dinner Thursday in the northern city of Uijeongbu — a final night of...

An M1 Abrams fires during a screening test at Fort Hood, Texas, on June 6, 2018.  2ND ARMORED BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM

Army to transition two brigades to add heavy firepower as it prepares for near-peer conflict

WASHINGTON — The Army will convert two of its existing brigade combat teams to add firepower to the service as it prepares for a potential fight...

Department of Defense DNA Operations Director Timothy McMahon swabs the inside cheeks of Larry McDaniel, the son of Army Master Sgt. Charles H. McDaniel, who was listed as missing in action during the Korean War in 1950. President Donald Trump announced Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, that the remains of Master Sgt. McDaniel and a private first class from North Carolina were included in the 55 cases of remains of missing Korean War veterans turned over in July by North Korea.  CARLOS BONGIOANNI/STARS AND STRIPES

Trump identifies first two US soldiers from Korean War remains

WASHINGTON — The remains of an Army master sergeant from Indiana and a private first class from North Carolina were included in the 55 cases of...

Cmdr. Axel Steiner of Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System Romania gives a tour to members from the Japanese Diet, July 31, 2018.  JEREMY STARR/U.S. NAVY PHOTO

Japan could use Aegis Ashore system to shoot down Guam-bound missiles, official says

TOKYO — Japan will legally be able to use planned Aegis Ashore systems to intercept North Korean missiles launched toward Guam, a top government...

A Korean War-era Quonset hut stands at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Far East District compound in Seoul, South Korea, July 31, 2018.

Tiny US base in South Korean capital prepares to close its gates

SEOUL, South Korea — A few blocks from the sloping, spaceship-shaped Dongdaemun Design Plaza in one of Seoul’s trendiest fashion districts is...

Busan's public transportation to be expanded for Chuseok holiday

The city of Busan is set to enforce special transportation measures during the Chuseok holidays.

The city also plans on making public...

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis announces the new National Defense Strategy at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, a division of the Johns Hopkins University based in Washington, Jan. 19, 2018. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Kathryn E. Holm

Time is now to execute National Defense Strategy, Shanahan says

WASHINGTON -- The National Defense Strategy unveiled earlier this year has had time to percolate through the force. Now it is time to execute it...
South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un clap during a joint press conference at the Paekhwawon State Guesthouse in Pyongyang, North Korea on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.  PYONGYANG PRESS CORPS POOL VIA AP

North Korea agrees to dismantle nuclear complex if US also takes steps; Kim says he'll visit Seoul

SEOUL, South Korea — Kim Jong Un agreed Wednesday to dismantle North Korea’s main nuclear complex if the United States reciprocates, as he and...

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