Gen. David Petraeus’s military career had been so successful that supporters recommended a fifth star and a run for the presidency. That all came crashing down when he admitted providing classified information to his biographer and mistress.
Katie Higgins, a pilot with the the Navy's Blue Angels since 2014 will get a chance to perform for friends and family at home. A sign of the continuing shift in military attitudes away from traditional, gender-defined positions?
Sen. Ted Cruz and others argue that personal firearms on base could help counter mass shootings on US military bases. But senior military leaders are wary of the link between personal guns and suicide.
The Pentagon's No. 2 civilian said the US need to be better at operating in the 'gray zone' of 'deception, infiltration, and persistent denial.' But that doesn't mean America has to play dirty, some expert say.
A new generation of troops – both men and women alike – is demanding more flexibility to care for the needs of children and families. Without change, many are not going to be able to stay in the service.
American efforts to date have ranged from snarky responses meant to put down Islamic State tweeters to truth-telling campaigns. But the role of the US government in any of these endeavors is tricky and potentially alienating, analysts say.
The Islamic State has asked American sympathizers to kill 100 US military personnel. The threat is being taken seriously, but it also points to how the Islamic State has used social media to create an outsized reputation.