{FD} Vets walk across America to honor fallen brothers and raise suicide awareness

For army veterans, Joe Cox, Russ Collins and Adam Lingo, the journey to the Washington Redskins’ FedExField and Sunday’s “Salute to Service” game began nine years ago when their fellow soldiers and teenage Iraqi translator “Roy” died as brothers in Sinsil, Iraq after a house rigged with explosives collapsed.

{FD} Vets walk across America to honor fallen brothers who committed suicide

For army veterans, Joe Cox, Russ Collins and Adam Lingo, the journey to the Washington Redskins’ FedExField and Sunday’s “Salute to Service” game began nine years ago when their fellow soldiers and teenage Iraqi translator “Roy” died as brothers in Sinsil, Iraq after a house rigged with explosives collapsed.

{FD} Army lifts ban on cutters, mentally ill and drug abusers to meet recruiting goals

Facing low recruitment levels, the U.S. Army quietly lifted its ban on allowing people with a history of mental illness, self-mutilation and drug abuse to serve in the military – despite warnings from the industry about the risks involved.

{FD} Trump Pentagon pick says its ‘insane’ for civilians to own semi-automatic weapons

President Trump’s nominee to lead the military health system said Tuesday he thinks it is “insane” for civilians to be able to purchase semi-automatic rifles like the one a gunman used to kill 26 people at a Texas church.

{FD} Tillerson, Mattis make case for war powers authority in Senate hearing in wake of Niger ambush

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary James Mattis told Senate lawmakers at a hearing Monday that the U.S. needs the authority to deploy troops oversees to fight terror, as the killing of four U.S. service members in Niger earlier this month drew significant scrutiny.

{FD} Trump discusses cutting North Korea’s nuke capabilities with Chinese president

President Trump on Wednesday spoke with President Xi Jinping of China about the “denuke of North Korea” as lawmakers in Washington received classified briefings on the threat.

Trump administration to set rules for military transgender ban

The White House is expected to send guidance to the Pentagon in coming days on how to implement a new administration ban on transgender people in the military, issuing a policy that will allow Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to consider a service member’s ability to deploy in deciding whether to kick them out of the military.

Afghanistan speech: Trump says nation ‘needs to unify,’ honors America’s ‘heroes’

President Trump touted the United States military forces on Monday night as a “special class of heroes” who are “unmatched in history,” at the top of his address slated to unveil the administration’s Afghanistan policy.

Afghanistan speech: Trump rejects ‘timetables,’ ups pressure on Pakistan, refocuses on ‘killing terrorists’

President Trump outlined a comprehensive new strategy Monday night for achieving a “lasting peace” in Afghanistan – rejecting what he called “arbitrary timetables” for the U.S. troop presence, ratcheting up pressure on Pakistan to stop harboring militants and vowing to refocus the mission on “killing terrorists,” not nation-building.

Trump approves sending 4,000 more troops to Afghanistan, senior official says

President Trump will announce during his address to the nation Monday night that he has approved sending an additional 4,000 troops to Afghanistan, Fox News has learned.