| Jun 18, 2014
| 4:41 PM
After seven years in custody at Guantanamo Bay, a former top Al Qaeda commander and confidant of Osama bin Laden was arraigned Wednesday by U.S. military authorities there, pushing his case into the troubled military tribunal system.
Abdul Hadi al-Iraqi...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 1:40 PM
The Army has demoted Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair two levels in rank for sexual misconduct following his guilty pleas at a court-martial earlier this year, the Army secretary announced Friday.
Secretary of the Army John McHugh said Sinclair, once a...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 10:02 PM
For nearly five years, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been hailed as a hero: a prisoner of war captured while on combat duty in Afghanistan and held captive by the Taliban.
But in the days since Bergdahl's high-profile release Saturday — celebrated...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 12:25 PM
The Army may consider pursuing an investigation of possible charges of desertion or other violations by Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was freed Saturday after nearly five years in Taliban custody, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Tuesday.
| Jun 4, 2014
| 10:43 AM
The release of America's only prisoner of war in Afghanistan in a trade for five senior Taliban commanders from U.S. custody took only minutes Saturday. But it followed 31/2 years of secret on-and-off negotiations that produced far less than the White...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 8:15 AM
I served 24 years in the United States Army, 21 of them in Special Forces, and I fought in two combat campaigns, El Salvador and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Command Sgt. Major Dan Pitzer, a former prisoner of war in Vietnam and later a senior civilian...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 7:17 PM
Prosecutors in the military case against five accused Sept. 11 plotters urged a judge Monday to reverse his decision to allow a separate trial for one of the defendants, who has shown signs of severe mental problems after years of incarceration at CIA...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 5:03 PM
After more than a decade of denial and concealment on the part of our government, President Obama's recent acknowledgment that "we tortured some folks" felt like a milestone. Even in its spare, reductive phrasing, the president's statement opened up the...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 5:20 PM
An Army judge at Guantanamo Bay reversed himself Wednesday, deciding that all five Sept. 11 defendants would be tried together after prosecutors objected that a separate trial for one would be too much for victims to bear.
But the judge, Army Col. James...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 10:33 AM
There are no atheists in a foxhole, goes the old military saw, but there is a place for them in the Air Force, which has decided to make the words “So help me God,” optional in oaths.
The action allows enlisted members and officers to delete...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 7:30 AM
WASHINGTON - A U.S. Naval Academy midshipman was highly intoxicated on the night last year when she was allegedly sexually assaulted by three classmates, a military prosecutor said Tuesday night as he urged an officer to move forward with a court-...