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THEN AND NOW: How women’s roles have changed in the US military

During the Revolutionary War, American women had to disguise themselves as men in order to fight on the front lines. Today, the army is 16.9% female.
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.

‘We MUST end these unauthorized wars’: the anti-war left hesitantly celebrates Trump’s troop pullout

Some anti-war Democratic lawmakers are torn over the president's abrupt decision to withdraw US troops from Syria and Afghanistan.
Pilots fire the new Joint Air-to-Ground Missile during testing at Cibola Range, Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, in support of deliberate-attack mission against armored-ground-vehicle targets.

Russian military contractors reportedly tried to test the US military in Syria — but they got whooped

"First of all, the bombers attacked, and then they cleaned up using Apaches," attack helicopters, said Yevgeny Shabayev, a Cossack paramilitary leader.
An image of the fallen chunk of aircraft, as shown to reporters by Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga.

A window fell off a US Marine Corps helicopter in Japan and injured a schoolboy

A window from a CH-53E helicopter fell onto the sports field of Daini Futenma Elementary School in Okinawa.

11 books the US Army’s top officer recommends to help understand the world

The US Army's professional reading list is meant to help soldiers and civilians understand the service and the role of land power in conflict.
The US government's mysterious Zuma payload sits atop one of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rockets on Nov. 15, 2017.

SpaceX is about to launch ‘Zuma,’ a top-secret satellite that’s shrouded in mystery

SpaceX is gearing up to launch a third top-secret spacecraft for the US government, a mission the company calls "Zuma" but has said little else about.

North Korea has tested another intercontinental ballistic missile — here’s what that is, how it works, and why it’s scary

North Korea launched another intercontinental ballistic missile Friday. ICBMs are feared for their range — they can fly more than 3,420 miles.

‘I am so glad we are not going this way’: UK military chiefs hit back at Trump’s transgender ban

"I am so glad we are not going this way," Rear Admiral Alex Burton, Commander UK Maritime Forces, tweeted.

Transgender people are twice as likely as the general population to serve in the military

About one-fifth of transgender individuals are veterans of the US military — meaning that they are twice as likely as others to serve in the military.