Dedication of a memorial to the first black marines in Lejeune Memorial Gardens, N.C., is another step in the American military's long march toward equality.
The death of a Navy SEAL trainee has been ruled a homicide, following two other recent deaths and raising questions about the SEAL's infamously difficult training.
The Pentagon is expected to announce that transgender individuals can openly serve in the military. Military officials have asked for more time to work out the details.
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.