| Feb 7, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Martin Dempsey, the Army general who's now chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was a division commander when he got to Baghdad in 2003 and climbed into a Humvee for his first trip off base. "I asked the driver ... who he was (and) where he was from,"...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 4:56 AM
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The U.S. has started using the land route through Pakistan to pull American military equipment out of Afghanistan as it draws down its troops in the country, U.S. and Pakistani officials said Monday.
The U.S. moved 50 shipping...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 5:13 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A leading Republican senator said Sunday he would hold up Senate confirmation of President Barack Obama's nominees to head the Pentagon and the CIA until the White House provided more answers about the Sept. 11 attack against a U....
| Feb 11, 2013
| 9:21 AM
WASHINGTON -- We may never know exactly what happened in Benghazi the night Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed, but it's becoming increasingly clear that our response was short of optimum.
Even today, there are far more...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 9:03 AM
WASHINGTON -- It must be true what they say about women -- that they are smarter, stronger, wiser and wilier than your average Joe.
How else could one explain the magical thinking that apparently has prompted Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Gen....
| Jan 24, 2013
| 3:46 PM
As of last year, more than 800 women had been wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, and more 130 had died.
This is despite the military's ban on women in combat. A 1994 Pentagon rule restricted women from artillery, armor, infantry and other combat roles....
| Jun 3, 2013
| 5:47 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — American military commanders wield substantial power to discipline the troops they lead. But an epidemic of sexual assaults roiling the armed forces has Congress about to rein in that authority.
The only question is by how much?...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 4:41 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers outraged by sexual assaults in the military are moving swiftly to address the problem, tackling legislation that would strip commanders of their authority to overturn convictions in rape and assault cases.
| May 27, 2013
| 3:49 PM
President Obama hailed the nation's fallen service members in a Memorial Day speech at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, in which he noted that the war in Afghanistan was winding down but not over.
"Fewer Americans are making the ultimate...
| May 15, 2013
| 3:59 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans and Democrats are waging a political battle over attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi in September that killed Washington's ambassador to Libya and three other Americans.
Republicans say the attacks...
| May 2, 2013
With the Iraq War behind us and our departure from Afghanistan underway, the United States could be entering a well-earned respite from fighting. But even before peace can take hold, hawks are singing the old country song: "I've enjoyed as much of this as...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 4:55 PM
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Emerging from more than a decade at war, military families are confronting a new worry at home: the prospect that a deal between Congress and the White House over federal spending cuts could chip away at military health...