Author: BARBARA STARR, CNN PENTAGON CORRESPONDENT

Trump's former physician retires from Navy

President Donald Trump's former chief physician, Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, retired from the Navy on Sunday even as the Defense Department's Inspector General continues to investigate allegations that he was periodically intoxicated and mishandled prescription drugs, CNN has learned.

Navy launches review of SEAL's fitness to serve in elite force

Navy officials are expected to notify Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher on Wednesday that they are launching an administrative review of his fitness to continue to serve as a SEAL, days after President Donald Trump reversed Gallagher's demotion for posing for a photo with a casualty.

Military suicides continue to rise

Deaths by suicide in the US military continue to rise with 541 service members dying in 2018, according to a Pentagon report issued Thursday.

Iranian rocket explodes on launch pad

An Iranian rocket exploded Thursday on the launch pad at the Khomeini Space Center in Iran, according to a US official familiar with an assessment of the incident.

Navy SEAL scandals prompt broad review of ethics, culture

In the wake of several high-profile scandals, including allegations of sexual assault and cocaine use against Navy SEAL team members, the four-star general in charge of all US special operations has ordered a review of the culture and ethics of the elite units.

Top US Navy SEAL to commanders: 'We have a problem'

The top US Navy SEAL recently sent a blistering letter to the force, writing in boldface type, "We have a problem," following several high profile incidents of alleged misbehavior by the US Navy's elite service members, CNN has learned.

18 senior Pentagon roles are vacant, filled temporarily

19 of the most senior roles at the Pentagon lack permanent appointees, after it was announced that Adm. William Moran who was set to become the branch's top uniformed officer is instead retiring after his judgment was questioned over a professional relationship he ma

US carried out cyberattack on Iranian backed militia

The US military conducted a major cyberattack on Iranian proxy group with forces in Iraq, Syria and inside Iran in the days after Iran shot down a US drone last week, according to two US officials with knowledge of what happened.

Pentagon to go over plan that could send more troops to Middle East

Pentagon officials are scheduled to brief senior members of President Donald Trump's national security team as soon as Thursday on a plan that could send thousands of additional US troops to the Middle East amid rising tensions with Iran, according to three US officials familiar with the effort.

Iran moving ballistic missiles by boat, US officials say

Intelligence showing that Iran is likely moving short-range ballistic missiles aboard boats in the Persian Gulf was one of the critical reasons the US decided to move an aircraft carrier strike group and B-52 bombers into the region, according to several US officials with direct knowledge of the situation.

Commander at Guantanamo relieved of duty

US Navy Rear Adm. John Ring, the commander at Joint Task Force - Guantanamo, has been relieved of duty "due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command," a press release from the Department of Defense said.

Pentagon IG report on Shanahan, Boeing expected next week

A Pentagon inspector general report examining whether acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan violated his ethics agreement is expected to be made public by the end of next week, according to a defense official familiar with the matter.