By Ashe Schow | 11/19/13 04:37 PM
In what seems to be a reverse Abercrombie & Fitch policy, the Army wants to use Images of “average-looking women” to promote the military, according to an internal email obtained by Kate Brannen of Politico. “In general, ugly women are perceived as competent while pretty women are...
By Charles Hoskinson | 11/19/13 03:56 PM
Obama administration officials are prepared to keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan long enough for today's second-graders to have a shot at fighting in what is already America's longest war, according to a draft U.S.-Afghan agreement obtained by NBC News.
By Tim Mak | 11/19/13 01:27 PM
The Senate opened debate Tuesday on the annual Pentagon policy legislation with serious disagreements over reforms needed to address the growing problem of sexual assaults in the military. The issue has virtually erased the usual partisan divides. Tea party favorite Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is...
By Bloomberg News | 11/19/13 10:47 AM
The U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship lacks the robust communications systems needed to transmit critical data to support facilities ashore, according to an unreleased congressional audit, the latest in a succession of troubles for the $34 billion shipbuilding program. The lightly manned...
11/19/13 09:50 AM
(www.stripes.com) The Senate on Monday began debating the 2014 defense bill, with one top Republican taking direct aim at the idea of continuing sequestration spending cuts in the military.
11/18/13 11:01 AM
The moon is rising over the devastated coastline of Tacloban as the US military cargo plane circles the runway. Marines take catnaps on top of 7-ft.-tall pallets of rice and other supplies, their feet dangling above the heads of aid workers who pack the jump seats, hitching rides to the...
11/18/13 11:00 AM
WASHINGTON — When the U.S. Navy sailed an imposing fleet near Hawaii that was powered in part by algae and used cooking grease, environmentalists weren't the only ones who were thrilled. Executives at bioenergy startups in the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago and elsewhere — and the venture...
11/18/13 09:40 AM
For two decades, the U.S. military has been unable to submit to an audit, flouting federal law and concealing waste and fraud totaling billions of dollars.
By James Jay Carafano | 11/18/13 09:33 AM
Andy Marshall came to Washington in 1971. President Richard Nixon recruited him to start up an office in the White House to help think through how to handle the toughest, most complicated challenges of the Cold War.
11/17/13 09:36 PM
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has secured public support from nearly half the Senate, but not enough votes, for her proposal to give victims of rape and sexual assault in the military an independent route outside the chain of command for prosecuting attackers.
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