| Nov 11, 2013
Last year's defense authorization act directed that not later than nine months after it established the commission, which meant Nov. 1, the secretary of defense "shall transmit" recommendations for modernizing compensation and retirement.
| Nov 10, 2013
Florida continues to fight the national tide in granting gays equal rights. But, at what price?
Compare what is happening across the country to what is happening here.
The U.S. Supreme Court this summer struck down the federal Defense of Marriage...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 3:05 PM
WASHINGTON In what seems like a case of ready-fire-aim, Congress is rewriting military sexual-assault laws and policies without waiting for the recommendations of an expert panel that lawmakers themselves once deemed necessary.
On Thursday and Friday, in...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:10 AM
By Andrea Shalal-Esa
WASHINGTON, Nov 7 (Reuters) - The Pentagon's chief arms
buyer on Thursday emphasized the need for more accountability on
weapons programs as the U.S. military struggles to end years of
cost overruns and delays on projects such as the...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 3:50 PM
WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the head of the National Guard “to take immediate action” to ensure that same-sex spouses of guard personnel in nine states — including Texas, Florida and South Carolina...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 5:34 PM
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration said Thursday that it will provide six V-22 Osprey aircraft to Israel, making it the first foreign country to receive the advanced tilt-rotor planes.
The planes can land and take off vertically by tilting their two...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 5:22 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — With opposition to military action growing among Americans and lawmakers, President Barack Obama is heading to Congress on Tuesday with fresh hopes of a diplomatic breakthrough that would allow Syria's government to avert U.S....
| Sep 9, 2013
| 10:58 AM
It was a hot day in Reyhanli, a small town on the Turkish-Syrian border. "Tell Obama we don't want him to intervene," a Syrian woman yelled to me in Arabic. "We do not want to be another Iraq!" She was half joking, but her 19-year old daughter added on...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 11:10 AM
Opening a possible diplomatic solution to avoid a U.S. military strike, Syria’s foreign minister on Monday welcomed a suggestion floated by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to move all the country’s chemical weapons under international...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 4:29 PM
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel apologized Wednesday to Army Capt. William Swenson, the most recent Medal of Honor recipient, for mistakes that delayed Swenson's award.
Hagel said mistakes were made in losing Swenson’s nomination and...
| Sep 8, 2013
After two weeks of furious debate about whether the United States should attack Syria, the arguments on both sides are now clear.
Haven't been paying attention? Still undecided? Here are the most cogent arguments for and against a military strike....