04/14/14 10:00 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican congressmen, Spencer Bachus and Walter Jones, say the Justice Department inspector general's office is declining to look into a complaint by a businesswoman whose identity was leaked to the news media after she reported to the FBI that she was the victim of a...
03/25/14 04:16 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The secretary of the Army said Tuesday he will have the final say on whether a disgraced brigadier general at the center of a sexual misconduct case retires at a lower rank with sharply reduced retirement pay. Facing outraged House Democrats, John McHugh said the case of...
By Pauline Jelinek | 03/24/14 07:54 AM
A little more than half of the veterans who got college money under the GI Bill since 2009 eventually graduated, though many took longer to do it, a new study estimates.
By James Jay Carafano | 03/23/14 02:50 PM
Running for president in 1968, Richard Nixon made a bold promise: He would end the draft. And he did. The Pentagon switched to an "all-volunteer force." But recruiting and retaining volunteers costs more. That, paired with pressure to reduce defense spending, made reliance on the Army...
By Associated Press | 03/20/14 09:33 AM
FORT BRAGG, N.C. — An Army general avoided jail time and was reprimanded and fined a total of $20,000 for inappropriate relationships with three subordinates in a closely watched court case. Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair smiled and hugged his two lawyers in the courtroom Thursday morning after...
03/19/14 06:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A small team of soldiers will go into Libya in the coming weeks to begin preparations for a larger U.S. mission to train Libyan troops in Bulgaria, a senior Army official said Wednesday. According to the official, fewer than a dozen soldiers will go to Tripoli but that...
03/19/14 05:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says it will participate as planned in a multinational military exercise this summer in Ukraine. Dubbed "Rapid Trident," the ground maneuvers have been held annually for a number of years with forces from Britain and other NATO countries as well as Ukraine,...
By Jeffrey Collins | 03/18/14 08:34 AM
Lawyers for an Army general who admitted to emotionally harming a subordinate during a three-year affair will argue Tuesday that he shouldn't face jail time for a crime for which civilians wouldn't be prosecuted.
By Associated Press | 03/13/14 10:03 AM
Lt. Garlin Murl Conner left the U.S. Army as the second-most decorated soldier during World War II, earning four Silver Stars, four Bronze Stars, seven Purple Hearts and the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions during 28 straight months in combat.
03/10/14 12:17 PM
RALEIGH, N.C. — A military judge was considering Monday whether a high-ranking lawyer at the Pentagon unlawfully interfered in the case against a brigadier general charged with sexual assault, threatening the closely watched court martial. The latest twist in the case comes at a time when...
By Michael Biesecker | 03/10/14 10:41 AM
The judge in the case against an Army general believed to be the highest-ranking U.S. military officer to be tried on sex assault charges began considering new evidence Monday that a top lawyer at the Pentagon may have unlawfully interfered in a decision on whether to accept a plea agreement that...
By Michal Conger | 03/07/14 03:26 PM
Poor security and inaccurate records of Army supplies in Afghanistan led to the loss of $586 million in equipment between May 2012 and May 2013, including weapons and other sensitive information. The Army and civilian contractors oversee equipment at storage areas where extra supplies are...
03/06/14 01:36 PM
(www.stripes.com) Lt. Col. Joseph “Jay” Morse, who was responsible for Army prosecutorial training and assistance worldwide, was originally removed from his job when a female Army lawyer alleged that Morse attempted to kiss and grope her against her will.
By Charles Hoskinson | 03/05/14 10:01 AM
One of the most vulnerable Democrats in the Senate my have just gotten more vulnerable. In an interview aired Wednesday morning on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., said his GOP opponent, Rep. Tom Cotton, feels entitled to the seat because of his service as an Army infantry...
By Michael Biesecker | 03/04/14 08:11 AM
Once a rising star among the U.S. Army's top battle commanders, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair is now fighting sexual assault charges that could land him life in a military prison if convicted.
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