Secretary of Defense James Mattis will travel to Texas on Wednesday to visit troops currently deployed in support of the Southwest border mission.
Top U.S. officials urged their Chinese counterparts on Friday to halt militarization of the disputed South China Sea, drawing a rebuke from the Chinese for sending U.S. warships close to islands claimed by Beijing.
Saudi Arabia, in a statement released by its embassy in Washington, said it had decided to request an end to U.S. aerial refueling for its operations in Yemen because it could now handle it by itself.
Relations between the world's two largest economies have plumbed new depths under President Donald Trump amid a bitter trade war and disagreements over Taiwan, the South China Sea, and other geopolitical flashpoints.
A Pentagon risk assessment that the caravan did not pose a threat to the U.S., according to a source. This person also said that the caravan would take about a month and a half to get to the U.S. border.
A day prior, the four-star general overseeing the deployment, said the Department of Homeland Security requested 5,239 troops and that the figure was poised to rise.
China will never give up an inch of its territory, whether the self-ruled island of Taiwan it claims as its own, or in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, the country's defense minister said on Thursday.
The United States is considering a new operation to send warships through the Taiwan Strait, U.S. officials tell Reuters, a mission aimed at ensuring free passage through the strategic waterway but which risks heightening tensions with China.
Until both countries resolve their economic and political differences, defense ties are expected to remain brittle, according to strategists.
Secretary of Defense James Mattis clarified his political affiliation Monday amid speculation that he might be a Democrat and would leave the Trump administration soon.
The Pentagon official in charge of financing America's current and future wars downplayed concerns that trade disputes were spilling into the industrial base.
The method allegedly used by China to view the networks of U.S. tech companies lacked complexity, according to Jamil Jaffer.
The Secret Service says the envelope addressed to Trump was not received at the White House, nor did it ever enter the White House.
The announcement is expected in coming days.
A Pentagon spokesman says authorities found at least two packages suspected of containing ricin, a poison made from castor beans.
China expressed anger on Tuesday after a U.S. Navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by Beijing in the disputed South China Sea.
The cancellation comes on the heels of a denied port visit for the USS Wasp in Hong Kong and a scrubbed engagement with China's top naval commander.
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he was seeking a way ahead for military ties with China after Beijing postponed military talks in protest at last week's U.S. decision to impose sanctions over China's purchase of Russian weaponry.
President Donald Trump's proposed Space Force is likely years away, but the military has begun breaking down the numbers for what setting up a sixth branch might cost.
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday flatly dismissed reports suggesting he may be leaving President Donald Trump's administration in the coming months