When Americans question the value of U.S. foreign aid, one only has to point to the explosions in Israel's skies to demonstrate its worth. The result of the Iron Dome air defense system in action, these blasts occur when there is a successful interception of a rocket fired toward an Israeli population center from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. Iron Dome is a uniquely Israeli creation, but American foreign military financing has been crucial in the expansion of this system to provide adequate
President Barack Obama will return to Annapolis to give the commencement address at the U.S. Naval Academy his year, the first time he has spoken to a graduating class of midshipmen since 2009, the White House said Monday.
The vast majority of civilian defense employees face a 20 percent pay cut from April through September if looming budget reductions aren't averted, a move that will hit Maryland harder than almost every other state, the Pentagon warned Wednesday.
Marine Corps Gen. John Allen, the former commander of the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan whose nomination to lead NATO was delayed last year while investigators probed his e-mails to a Florida socialite, has retired from the military.
When Maryland National Guard Capt. Cara Kupcho first enlisted in the military 18 years ago, she wanted to drive a Bradley Fighting Vehicle. "I like things that go boom," she explained Thursday. "I like tanks."
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has decided to lift the long-standing ban on women serving in direct combat, Pentagon officials said, opening hundreds of thousands of military jobs previously closed to female service members.