Pentagon Order to Plan for Escalation in Iraq Meets Warning From Top Commander

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has ordered military commanders to plan for an escalation of American combat…

U.S. Army Halts Training Over Coronavirus but Then Changes Its Mind

WASHINGTON — The Army earlier this week ordered a halt to most training, exercises and nonessential…

Job Vacancies and Inexperience Mar Federal Response to Coronavirus

WASHINGTON — Of the 75 senior positions at the Department of Homeland Security, 20 are either…

Military Judge in 9/11 Trial at Guantánamo Is Retiring

This article was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. WASHINGTON — The…

Pentagon Takes Restrained Role in Coronavirus Response, Despite Calls for Help

WASHINGTON — For more than 18 years, the United States military has been defined by Washington’s…

Slow Response to the Coronavirus Measured in Lost Opportunity

WASHINGTON — When Ford’s chief executive, Jim Hackett, announced on Tuesday that the carmaker would team…

As Federal Government Mobilizes, Local Officials Say Response Remains Too Slow

WASHINGTON — Federal emergency response teams toured a convention center in New York City on Monday,…

At Least 13,500 Americans Abroad Need Help Getting Home, State Dept. Says

WASHINGTON — An estimated 13,500 Americans abroad have asked the State Department for help returning to…

As U.S. Troops Leave Afghanistan, Diplomats Are Left to Fill Uncertain Mission

WASHINGTON — It was once a sideshow to the American military in Afghanistan and later became…

Al Qaeda Branch in Somalia Threatens Americans in East Africa — and Even the U.S.

Al Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, the terrorist group’s largest and most active global affiliate, has issued…

Trump Aides Clash Over Response to Iranian-Backed Attacks in Iraq

WASHINGTON — President Trump was getting ready to declare the coronavirus a “national emergency,” but inside…

Swabs for Coronavirus? White House Enlists Military to Import

WASHINGTON — Faced with steep shortages of medical supplies to combat the coronavirus pandemic, the White…

White House Enlists Military to Import Swabs for Coronavirus Tests

WASHINGTON — Faced with steep shortages of medical supplies to combat the coronavirus pandemic, the White…

Coronavirus Stimulus Package Spurs a Lobbying Gold Rush

WASHINGTON — Restaurants say they need $325 billion in federal assistance. Boeing wants $60 billion. The…

As Pandemic Grows, U.S. Warns Americans Not to Travel Abroad

WASHINGTON — The State Department announced on Thursday that Americans should not travel outside the country,…

How the Promise of American Jobs Became Entangled in a Faraway War

Episode 30: ‘Open Arms’ Producer/Director Alyse Shorland U.S. defense contractors used the promise of new jobs…

Coronavirus Outbreak: A Cascade of Warnings, Heard but Unheeded

WASHINGTON — The outbreak of the respiratory virus began in China and was quickly spread around…

Pentagon Asks to Reconsider Awarding Huge Cloud Contract to Amazon

The action came after Amazon had contended that it lost the deal because of potential interference…

Amazon seeks deposition from Trump and top defense officials on lost $10B cloud contract

Amazon wants to depose President Trump along with current and former top defense officials after the…