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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis listens as U.S. President Donald Trump answers questions during a meeting with military leaders in the Cabinet Room on October 23, 2018 in Washington, DC.

Trump reportedly told the Pentagon to increase the defense budget to $750 billion after saying he would cut spending by 5%

After announcing plans to cut military spending, President Trump has reportedly asked Jim Mattis to prepare a $750 billion budget proposal for 2020.
A Royal Thai Marine holds a radiated rat snake during jungle survival training Feb. 19, 2018, in Sattahip, Chonburi province, Thailand.

You won’t be able to look at these military training photos without getting sweaty palms

Jumping from airplanes. Getting choked and kicked in the groin. Pepper spray. And lots of snakes.
Hot dogs can be eaten on the military diet.

People are trying the ‘military diet’ to try and lose weight fast — here’s why experts say they don’t recommend it

The military diet is becoming popular but is it safe? Here's what you need to know before you consider this diet.

Trump asks Supreme Court to consider transgender military ban

The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court to consider the president's efforts to bar transgender people from serving in the US military.
Russian sailors at a farewell ceremony for the departure of the nuclear-powered cruiser "Peter the Great" to at-sea military exercises, in the town of Severomorsk, March 30, 2010.

These are the 25 most powerful militaries in the world in 2018

A new report ranked the military power of 136 countries, taking into account 55 facets of conventional power. These are the 25 most powerful.
A U.S. Marine with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force 7, secures concertina wire onto the California-Mexico border at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in California, Nov. 18, 2018.

Trump administration reportedly authorizes US troops to use lethal force at the border as migrant caravan approaches

The White House has reportedly sent a memo to the Pentagon authorizing troops at the border to defend Customs and Border Protection officials from violence.
Army soldiers pause from the heat while stringing razor wire near the port of entry at the U.S.-Mexico border on November 4, 2018.

The largest US active-duty mobilization to US-Mexico border under Trump may already be winding down

Troops at the border will start heading home in the upcoming weeks with an expected end date of December 15, 2018.
Trump speaks "in soaking rain" at a WWI commemoration ceremony at Suresnes American Cemetery on November 11.

9 photos of world leaders standing in the rain to honor fallen soldiers

President Donald Trump was criticized on Saturday for not attending a World War I memorial service near Paris because of rainy weather.

Trump torches allies, threatens NATO pullout after tense WWI memorial trip to Paris

President Donald Trump lamented the money the US has spent protecting other countries, saying it gained nothing from the alliances but "Deficits and Losses."

The stories of 10 famous people who served in World War 1

Two of them would later be leading lights of what Gertrude Stein dubbed the "Lost Generation." One was executed during the war for spying.