Staff Sgt. B. Nicole Mejia / U.S. Army

WASHINGTON — The U.S. launched airstrikes Thursday in Iraq, targeting the Iranian-backed Shia militia members believed responsible for the rocket attack that killed and wounded American and British troops at a base north of Baghdad, the Pentagon said..

DOD photo by Army Sgt. Amber Smith

The United States and China appear to be ready to go ahead with a limited trade agreement. While that development is getting the attention of financial markets and the media, there’s another story relating to the U.S. and China that’s also of note.

Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO — The Pentagon has awarded Microsoft a $10 billion cloud computing contract , snubbing early front-runner Amazon, whose participation drew criticism from President Donald Trump and its business rivals.

Carolyn Kaster/AP

WASHINGTON — An "impulsive" decision by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to invade northern Syria will further destabilize a region already caught up in civil war and puts America's Syrian Kurdish partners "in harm's way," Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Friday.

Chuck Burton, AP

WASHINGTON — It's a perilous time to have temps running the Pentagon.