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Some cadets at the US Air Force Academy have complained of unwanted religious proselytizing. Now, the academy has made 'so help me God' an optional phrase in the cadets' honor oath.
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Unmanned underwater vehicles could transform US military operations in the world's oceans, just as aerial drones have changed the way America conducts land wars. That's why the Navy is funding projects that sound as if they are pulled straight from science fiction.
Capt. William Swenson, an Afghanistan War vet awarded with the Medal of Honor Tuesday, has openly said he struggles with combat stress. President Obama lauded his courage on and off the battlefield.
The Pentagon's new regulations designating tattoo-free zones for body art come as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are winding down and recruitment pressures are easing.
On the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, the NATO secretary general discusses Syria and how 'smart defense' will contribute to cash-strapped Alliance members’ security future.
Even as Pentagon officials warn lawmakers of the dire effects of a government shutdown, a panel that includes former members of the Joint Chiefs says staffing cuts can safely be made.
The Navy Yard shooting has raised questions about security clearance and mental health, but with many vets dealing with combat-related stress, any solutions are fraught with complications.
Secretary Hagel spent much of the day following the Navy Yard shooting collecting input to help define the parameters of the review, which could be announced Wednesday, a senior Pentagon official said.
Monday's horrific Washington Navy Yard shooting, which killed 12, is the third attack in four years on US military installations at home. Active-duty or former military men were behind all three cases.