Tensions were high this week as North Korea marked its military anniversary, and the top US military commander in the Pacific, Adm. Harry Harris, said US moves involving the THAAD missile defense system were intended to bring North Korean leader Kim Jong-un "to his senses." The US has begun moving sections of the THAAD system to a South Korean deployment site.
An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was test-launched today at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Such launches are important in demonstrating US nuclear capabilities, said 30th Space Wing Commander Col. John Moss.
President Donald Trump plans to nominate Kari Bingen as principal deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence and Robert Story Karem as assistant defense secretary for international security affairs.
Two Manhattan, Kan., Army Reserve units are at Fort Hood in Texas for training before nine-month deployments to Afghanistan and Europe. They will work with the Army and NATO allies on logistical support and transportation.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers has reintroduced bills to expand telehealth services for veterans. "We should continue to find new ways to connect veterans with the providers that they need, no matter their physical location," said Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Calif., a sponsor of the House bill.