Spc. Alyssa Peterson, a young soldier who committed suicide after refusing to participate in torture. Peterson died on September 15, 2003, one of the first female soldiers to die in Iraq. Her death from a "non-hostile weapons discharge"
Officials will ban alcohol consumption in the Guantanamo media operation center, calling it a "place to conduct business," but a tent with "a large refrigerator, chairs and TV as a social area" will be designated for journalists to store alcohol.
A 25-year-old soldier from Iowa who exposed himself to enemy gunfire to try to save two fellow soldiers will become the first living service member from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to receive the Medal of Honor, the White House announced Friday.
The US military rule banning openly gay people from serving in the armed forces violates constitutional rights to free speech and due process, a federal judge in southern California ruled and would issue an injunction barring the government from enfo
"Charges have been filed because Lakin refused to deploy to Afghanistan in April, because he believes the president of the United States cannot be the commander in chief and has failed to prove his citizenship."
A 2006 Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigation into the purchase of child pornography online turned up more than 250 civilian and military employees of the Defense Department -- some with the highest available security clearance --
"The Tillman Story" emerges as the summer's first true must-see film, required viewing for everyone, but especially audiences in Washington. Tillman's life and death had taken on a life of its own, its mythology increasingly at odds with the truth kn
Pat Tillman gave up his professional football career to join the Army Rangers in 2002—and became an instant symbol of patriotic fervor and unflinching duty. But the truth about Pat Tillman is far more complex, and ultimately more heroic
DoD research wing wants to make everything from tanks to bombers in "fabs."
If we didn’t have this giant military jobs program, the U.S. unemployment rate would be over 11.5 percent today instead of 9.5 percent. And without our military jobs program personal incomes would be dropping faster.
In 1787, Thomas Jefferson lamented the fact that the newly minted Constitution lacked any specific provisions on standing armies. “I do not like the omission of a Bill of Rights providing… protection against standing armies,” Jefferson wrote Madison.
Interesting post on one of the MeetUp Groups I belong to. Most current: NORAD's multiple exercise coordination Aug 19, 2010 in CA, AK, and Alberta.
Seeing Infrared The U.S. Navy wanted to boost sailors' night vision so they could spot infrared signal lights during World War II. However, infrared wavelengths are normally beyond the sensitivity of human eyes.
Friends of the secretive founder of WikiLeaks claimed yesterday that he was the victim of a smear campaign after prosecutors withdrew a warrant for his arrest in connection with rape and molestation allegations.
"My whole issue was I don't need to be preached at," Smith said in a phone interview from Phoenix, where he is stationed with the National Guard. "That's not what I signed up for."
Private A Says "There’s No Reason We’re Even There. I’m Going Overseas To Fight People Where I Have No Idea That They Did Anything Wrong" "I Just Want Future Soldiers To Realize You Have To Take This Stuff Into Your Own Hands" "‘They Know They’
The Army said it was investigating a claim that dozens of soldiers who refused to attend a Christian band's concert at a Virginia military base were banished to their barracks and told to clean them up. Army spokesman said the military shouldn't impo
As the United States military prepares to leave Iraq by the end of 2011, the Obama administration is planning a remarkable civilian effort, buttressed by a small army of contractors, to fill the void.
It was another of those great TV moments. Embedded reports filming as the “last” brigade of American troops in Iraq cross the border into Kuwait bringing over seven years of unhappy conflict to its final, conclusive end. America was, at last, at peac
Oh,...and it is no longer called Operation Iraqi Freedom. The new name is OPERATION NEW DAWN. Gag me.
Over the last five years the Pentagon and Congress have had numerous opportunities to hold accountable those responsible for the cover-up of Pat Tillman's death. Each time they've failed. The government didn't just lie to us; it lied to a nation.
"There is no way a man like you, with your intelligence, education, military, experience, responsibilities, and rank... believes the conclusions reached in the March 31, 2005 Briefing Book. But your signature is on it. I assume, therefore...
General David Petraeus isn’t planning to wake up one morning after July 2011 and order his troops out of Afghanistan’s provinces all at once. Instead, his idea is to slowly and deliberately remove small units, district by district, in an intricate pr
South Korea President Lee on Sunday emphasized coexistence and proposed a unification tax to prepare for any future collapse of North Korea. Monday, he expressed strong support for this week's war games with the United States.
The vaunted “antiwar” candidate – whose victory was hailed by United for Peace and Justice and lefties as far left as Socialist Action – is turning into Lyndon Baines Johnson and Richard Nixon rolled into one, with the belligerent instincts...
Virtually none of the newly aggressive steps undertaken by the United States government have been publicly acknowledged.
Obama’s “withdrawal” is nothing more than a publicity stunt, thousands of U.S. troops and contractors will remain in Iraq as an occupying force for years if not decades
"Why do you want to run the risk of taking away this good friend of the Iraqi people, and this sort of stabilizing, independent, neutral capability in the form of the United States military, when you're not yet sure all the Iraqi wounds have...
U.S. Soldier Ethan McCord speaking about the civilian massacre documented in WikiLeaks's April 2010 video disclosure of Apache helicopter footage of a New Baghdad attack that took place in 2007, allegedly released by PFC Brad Manning.
Of all the spending cuts and budget battles the Pentagon is confronting, none is causing more angst than Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates's vow to start getting rid of generals and admirals.