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A woman and a child react as the body of a man killed during Turkish shelling in the area surrounding the Syrian Kurdish town of Ras al-Ain arrives at a hospital on October 18, 2019.

The situation in Syria, explained in 30 seconds

Trump's decision to pull US forces from Kurdish-controlled areas in northeastern Syria left the civil-war-torn country open to Turkish attack.
World War II veterans featured in photographer Jeffrey Rease's "Portraits of Honor" project.

A photographer captures powerful portraits of World War II veterans to honor their stories

With about 350 American World War II veterans dying each day, Alabama photographer Jeffrey Rease is documenting a vanishing generation.
US Navy F/A-18E Super Hornets fly in formation on March 12, 2019.

The US Navy is 244 years old today. Here are 42 powerful images from its iconic history.

The US Navy has long been the most visible part of America's military might with visits to far flung ports and operations all over the world.
Russian Tupolev Tu-154M spy plane

A top Democrat is sounding the alarm that the Trump administration is considering pulling out of a vital treaty with Russia

"I don't see any practical value in pulling out," Daryl Kimball, the executive director of the Arms Control Association, told Business Insider.

Trump says Democrats are plotting a ‘coup.’ These 8 real-life military takeovers show what coups are really like.

A coup is a takeover of power outside the norms of political processes. Here's what these actually look like.
An unarmed Trident II D5 missile launches from the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Nebraska (SSBN 739) off the coast of California.

US nuclear warheads are facing a $1 billion setback, and it’s thanks to a $5 part

A $5 capacitor was tested for use in Navy and Air Force nuclear weapons, but it didn't offer a long-term fix.
USS Boise enters Souda Bay in Greece during a scheduled port visit, December 23, 2014.

The defense secretary praised the crew of an attack submarine that hasn’t been on a mission since 2015

Defense Secretary Mark Esper visited the nuclear-powered attack sub USS Boise on Wednesday, calling it an "accomplished warship."
A US F-22, left, and a Chinese J-20.

China steals US designs for new weapons, and it’s getting away with ‘the greatest intellectual property theft in human history’

At the National Cybersecurity Summit on Thursday, Defense Secretary Mark Esper sounded the alarm over China's growing 5G dominance.
An apparently unidentified object detected on a Navy plane’s infrared camera.

No, the UFOs or ‘unidentified aerial phenomena’ in those grainy Navy videos probably aren’t aliens

In 2017, The New York Times published Navy plane footage showing a mysterious flying object. Today, the Navy confirmed this object was "unidentified."
A family in Levittown in the 1950s.

Vintage photos show what life was like in America’s first suburb in the ’50s

Levittown in Long Island, New York, was built in 1947 as a suburban community for America's growing families. Here's what it was like in the '50s.