Army Cheif of Staff Peter J. Schoomaker and Rep. John Murtha, D-PA., a critic of the Bush adminstration's conduct of the war, say that units actually in combat have adequate personnel and equipment. But they say the Army is forced to shortchange
Goff writes on the events surrounding the fratricidal death of Army Ranger and former NFL player Pat Tillman, and the possible military coverup that ensued. Goff argues that Tillman’s commanding officer, in a recent ESPN magazine interview, made a
The Pentagon is keeping a close eye on what its troops post online, with special attention being paid to videos that show the aftermath of combat.
A new bomber scheduled for operation as early as 2018 will enhance America's long-range strike capabilities, according to Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley in a recent Armed Services Committee speech. In a step to develop
An Army Reserve officer who sought to resign his commission last year but was turned down has been granted an honorable discharge. All other resignation requests from Army Reserve officers "are currently on hold, but they are not being turned do
The Air Force successfully launched an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile. The Minuteman III dummy warheads traveled about 4,200 miles before hitting a water target in the Marshall Islands. The launch was delayed by a day because of a power o
As a retired military officer and adjunct faculty teaching U.S. foreign policy for James Madison University, I became interested in why and how we really decide in this country to make war, to invade foreign lands, to build up our military in peaceti
Throughout America's adventure in free government, our basic purposes have been to keep the peace; to foster progress in human achievement, and to enhance liberty, dignity and integrity among people and among nations. To strive for less would be
Four U.S. soldiers accused of murdering suspected insurgents during a raid in Iraq said they were under orders to "kill all military age males," according to sworn statements obtained by The Associated Press.
A proposal to establish an office to assist victims of sexual assault in the military has been rejected by the Department of Defense. A number of groups concerned with the problem of sexual assault in the US Armed Forces, along with Rep. Louise Slaug
U.S. military officials fear that religious hurdles in exhuming the body of a teenager could complicate the prosecution of American soldiers accused of raping and murdering the girl and create a political nightmare for the U.S. mission here.
Uncle Sam wants you. He needs you. He'll bribe you to sign up. He'll strong-arm you to re-enlist. And if that's not enough, he's got a plan to draft you. In the three decades since the Vietnam War, the "all-volunteer Army
The US military has wanted a plane that could loiter just outside enemy territory for more than a dozen hours and, on command, hurtle toward a target faster than the speed of sound. And then level it. But aircraft that excel at subsonic flight are in
The Army has slashed the rate at which young soldiers wash out, allowing it to keep more of the recruits it has struggled to find. That's due largely to changes in how the Army treats enlistees. Gone are the days when trainees run 'til the
Rep. John Murtha made a provocative statement, "The tremendous pressure and the redeployment over and over again is a big part of this. And this strain has caused them to crack in situations like this."
The Army is discontinuing a controversial multibillion-dollar deal with oil services giant Halliburton Co. to provide logistical support to U.S. troops worldwide, a decision that could cut deeply into the firm's dominance of government contractin
The Bush Administration has been successful in managing the news “to the extent that most Americans are not aware of just how dire it is and how little progress has been made” and revealed that some embedded reporters “have been blacklisted because t
A diversion of dollars to help fight the war in Iraq has helped create a $530 million shortfall for Army posts at home and abroad, leaving some unable to pay utility bills or even cut the grass.
US experts agree that the risk of an accidental explosion is real. "You can't rule it out," says Philip Coyle, from the Center for Defense Information think tank in Washington DC. "If we are going to have nuclear weapons, we have t
The US for the first time confirmed that it had readied its missile interceptors to meet a specific threat–North Korea's launch of a long-range missile said to be capable of reaching Alaska. The intercontinental Taepodong 2 missile fell harmle
A local Marine who service in Iraq earned several medals for serving his country, but he's giving back one of the medals to the White House as a form of protest. Sgt. Matthew Bee is a decorated Akron Marine who spent seven months in Hadeetha,
The US government said it could not find the men that Guantánamo detainee Abdullah Mujahid believes could help set him free. The Guardian found them in three days.
[And you thought only Congress could...] The Pentagon exempted the Navy for six months from a law protecting whales and other marine mammals, a move that may allow planned naval exercises using military sonar to proceed despite a lawsuit.
In response to a Freedom of Information Act request, the Department of Defense has released documents that show wider surveillance of student organizations than previously reported, the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network has reported.
The United States has activated its ground-based interceptor missile-defense system amid concerns over an expected North Korean missile launch, a U.S. defense official said on Tuesday. [Don't fly.]
The U.S. Army, aiming to make its recruiting goals amid the Iraq war, raised its maximum enlistment age by another two years on Wednesday, while the Army Reserve predicted it will miss its recruiting target for a second straight year.
Pentagon investigators threatened the death penalty and used other coercive techniques to obtain statements from some of the seven Marines and a Navy corpsman jailed for the shooting death of an Iraqi civilian, two defense lawyers say.
Under pressure from Congress, the Pentagon has dropped plans to keep some interrogation techniques secret by putting them in a classified section of a military manual, defense officials said. There will not be a classified section of the Army Field M
The United States reasserted its right to develop weapons for use in outer space to protect its military and commercial satellites and ruled out any global negotiations on a new treaty to limit them. Such weapons systems would be purely defensive.
Two U.S. prestigious labs are competing to design the country's first new nuclear bomb in two decades, The Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.