By Susan Crabtree | 08/20/14 07:16 PM
The U.S. military recently launched a failed rescue operation aimed at freeing hostages held by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, including American journalist James Foley, the White House and the Pentagon confirmed Wednesday evening.
By Susan Crabtree | 08/20/14 01:44 PM
After withdrawing U.S. forces from Iraq in 2011, Obama now must decide whether to stretch the limited rationales he's given for airstrikes or pull back and risk allowing fighters with the Islamic State to secure more territory.
By Susan Crabtree | 08/19/14 03:29 PM
The Pentagon declined to discuss whether the U.S. military would step in with airstrikes to help Iraqi forces struggling to recapture Tikrit.
By Betsy Woodruff | 08/18/14 06:53 PM
It's not much of a campaign issue, although political observers say it was a smart move that allowed the Iowa Republican to look like a bridge-builder.
By Brian Hughes | 08/14/14 05:03 PM
President Obama hasn't waded into the escalating debate over the rapid militarization of local police departments. Politically, however, he can't stay silent for long.
By Sean Lengell | 08/10/14 10:50 PM
A surprise change in Pentagon contractors is causing headaches for rank-and-file military personnel and their families on the move this summer: The new company hired to move their personal cars isn't doing a good job, some say.
By Susan Crabtree | 08/08/14 10:10 AM
Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby confirmed the bombing in a tweet Friday morning.
By Susan Crabtree | 08/07/14 11:48 PM
The move is one of the boldest military moves of his presidency and a reversal of his current, more supervisory approach to the violent turmoil in the region.
By Jed Babbin | 08/06/14 06:36 PM
The Air Force, Navy and Army all face the same problem. You can't do more with less: you can only do less with less.
By Susan Crabtree | 08/06/14 09:41 AM
As the U.S. seeks broader business ties to Africa, the role of the military on the continent could change.
By Robert Burns | 08/05/14 10:31 AM
A man dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire Tuesday on NATO troops at a military base, killing a U.S. two-star general and wounding some 15 people, among them a German brigadier general and a number of American troops, authorities said.
07/30/14 06:45 AM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer has met with a top-ranking Pentagon official in an effort to get a Medal of Honor awarded to a World War I hero from Albany. The New York Democrat says he met Tuesday with the undersecretary of defense who oversees decisions regarding the nation's...
By Kelly Cohen | 07/28/14 02:22 PM
Hundreds of thousands of sophisticated U.S. military weapons given to the Afghan military are missing and may be in the hands of the Taliban, according to a government watchdog.
By Scott C. Stump | 07/18/14 05:42 PM
Was it really a mistake to stop the aggression of a madman bent on becoming a modern-day King Nebuchadnezzar, on a quest to invade quite possibly a huge swath of southwest Asia?
By Kelly Cohen | 07/16/14 04:44 PM
Department of Defense officials are giving two cargo planes worth more than $100 million to Afghanistan's air force, even though they may not be needed.
By Byron York | 08/18/14
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