Command Sgt. Major Bennie Adkins was wounded 18 times and killed up to 175 enemy soldiers. Spc. Donald Sloat was killed in 1970, saving his fellow soldiers' lives by picking up a live enemy grenade and drawing it to his body.
An atheist airman scratched out ‘So help me God’ on his Air Force reenlistment document. The Air Force alone among US military services requires that phrase, which has raised legal questions about freedom of – and from – religion.
Two days after Navy jets crashed in the Pacific, the result of an apparent mid-air collision, one of the pilots remains missing. Navy officials have yet to reveal any details about the accident involving two F/A-18C Hornet fighters.
The Pentagon should join the battle against the illegal wildlife trade amid evidence that terror groups are profiting from poaching, the former head of US Africa Command said at a Capitol Hill briefing.
US officials have promised that the military airstrikes will not abate. President Obama said Wednesday that Islamic State brutality toward American journalists will only strengthen US resolve to fight the group.
The Pentagon is pushing back against the notion that their 1033 program is 'militarizing' local police forces. But officers there acknowledge that some police departments have misused some equipment more suited for combat.
US intelligence officials still know relatively little about the workings of Islamic State militants. James Foley may have been traded by insurgent groups before ending up in IS hands, which complicates the intelligence picture.
President Obama said he hoped that the role of the National Guard would be limited, and suggested that local police departments reexamine their use of heavy military equipment when confronting protesters.
Obama sought to reassure Americans that the attacks in northern Iraq would not lead to another US war. But the air strikes will have limited impact against the dispersed militants without ground-based personnel, some analysts say.