The latest efforts by US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter to modernize the military bureaucracy focus on the promotion system, which currently has strict requirements for the attainment of higher rank within given timeframes.
The Chinese intercepted a US spy plane over the East China Sea, following a similar incident over the South China Sea in May.
The US Department of Veterans Affairs has been dogged by scandal in recent years, but this incident suggests that the VA's troubles may be more deeply rooted than bureaucratic red tape and funding woes.
To better prevent suicide attempts among US military personnel, researchers have identified indicators of the most at-risk soldiers.
Figures show that over the past five years, more than 4,000 American veterans have been wrongfully declared dead, resulting in their benefits being cut off.
The Project RECOVER find is one of many American aircraft downed over the island nation of Palau during World War II, while dozens still remain to be found.
A team backed by US Expeditions and Explorations scaled the world's tallest mountain to raise awareness and funding for veterans' services after returning from active duty.
In the latest incident to mark the ongoing territorial dispute smothering the South China Sea, two Chinese fighter jets are said to have come within 50 feet of a US reconnaissance plane.
Eric Fanning's confirmation sailed through the Senate after Sen. Pat Roberts (R) of Kansas withdrew objections that had stalled the process for months.
Gen. Lori Robinson's appointment as the the US Air Force's first female Commander is historic, but to those who know her, it isn't the least bit surprising.