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President Donald Trump holds up a memorandum that reinstates sanctions on Iran after he announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in the Diplomatic Room at the White House May 8, 2018 in Washington, DC.

Trump leveled a stark warning against Iran as tensions in the region escalate: ‘If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran...

President Trump on Sunday tweeted a stark warning against the government of Iran as tensions between the two countries have escalated in recent weeks.
A U.S. B-52H Stratofortress aircraft assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron refuels from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 28th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, May 12, 2019.

The US and UK militaries are struggling to get their story straight on the mysterious Iran threat

Hours after a general said the threat from Iranian-backed militias in Iraq and Syria hadn't risen, US Central Command issued an unusual rebuke.

Trump says he’d send ‘a hell of a lot more’ than 120,000 troops to fight Iran if it came to that

Trump said he's prepared to send 'a hell of a lot more' than 120,000 troops to fight Iran if necessary, but says he has no plans to do that right now.
A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress aircraft assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron taxis for takeoff on a runway at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, May 12, 2019.

Iranian commander warns US aircraft carrier is a ‘target’ not a threat, as US firepower pours onto its doorstep

As US troops and weaponry pour into the Middle East to counter Iran, an Iranian general warned that US forces are 'targets,' not threats.
The aircraft, designated AX-6, is the second F-35A assembled at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ F-35 Final Assembly & Check-Out (FACO) facility in Nagoya, Japan and is the first to be assigned to the JASDF’s 3rd Air Wing, 302nd Tactical Fighter Squadron, Misawa Air Base, Japan.

The US says it’s done searching for Japan’s F-35 that disappeared in the Pacific

It looks like the US has decided to leave the world's most expensive weapon lying on the ocean floor. Japan, however, is still looking for it.
An unidentified short-range ballistic missile.

The US and North Korea weirdly fired off missiles at almost the exact same time

North Korea fired off suspected short-range missiles Thursday. In a weird coincidence, the US launched an unarmed ICBM at almost the exact same time.
Sailors conduct flight operations aboard the U.S. Navy Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the western Pacific Ocean .

US deploys bombers in the Middle East as show of ‘unrelenting force’ against Iran threats, Bolton says

Bolton said the decision was in response to a "number of troubling and escalatory indications and warnings."
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat representing the Bronx and Queens.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez insists the Veterans Affairs administration isn’t broken, but many veterans strongly disagree

Veterans Affairs has for years suffered from excessively long wait times, corruption scandals, and underfunding.
US Marine rifleman Lance Cpl. Hunter Bell during a live-fire range at Colonel Ernesto Ravina Air Base in the Philippines, April 6, 2019.

US troops are training with a key ally to repel an island invasion as a possible South China Sea fight looms

"If they were to have any small islands taken over by a foreign military, this is definitely a dress rehearsal that can be used in the future."
A B-52 Stratofortress returns to RAF Fairford, England, after flying a sortie over Norway, March 28, 2019.

A major US bomber deployment to Europe led to some amazing photos — and to some close encounters with Russia

US and Russian aircraft have been operating in close proximity to one another as a massive B-52 force trains alongside NATO allies in Europe.