Lady Gaga is in Maine Monday at a rally pushing to repeal the military's 'don't ask, don't tell' policy on gays in the military.
Security in the region involving North Korea is 'deteriorating dramatically,' Sen. John McCain said at a Senate hearing Thursday.
Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta is the first living soldier from the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan to be chosen to receive the Medal of Honor. Here's his story of what happened that day in Afghanistan.
US troops involuntarily kept in the military after 9/11 are eligible for special compensation. More than half of the $534 million in 'stop loss' funds has not been claimed – and the deadline looms.
To stoke opposition to US and Afghan troops, insurgents are taking advantage of outrage over the Quran burning threat, says the governor of a strategic Afghan province.
Pentagon officials estimate they can save $100 billion over the next five years by reining in skyrocketing contract costs.
Russian Defense Minister Anatoyl Serdyukov comes to the Pentagon for the first time this week to meet with Defense Secretary Robert Gates, a former intelligence officer once skilled in the art of Kremlinology.
A new report says Al Qaeda and its allies still have the capacity to kill many Americans, and that the threat today is more complex and more diverse than at any time since the attacks of 9/11.
Medal of Honor bestowals from Iraq and Afghanistan – seven of them – have all occurred posthumously. Now Iowa Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta will receive a Medal of Honor for bravery during battle in Afghanistan.
Obama officials knew direct contact to persuade pastor Terry Jones to call off his planned Quran burning could inspire copycats. But Defense Secretary Robert Gates went forward out of concern for US troops' safety.
President Obama authorized the US Marines to rescue from pirates a German-owned ship off the coast of Somalia. In three hours, the crew was safe and the pirates in custody.
Did Gen. David Petraeus cross a civil-military dividing line when he commented on a church's Koran-burning plans? Scholars are divided. But Petraeus tells the Monitor he is obligated to give his assessment of a situation that could endanger US troops.
A Pentagon official called the Pakistan floods the 'worst natural disaster' in the country's history. He worries that Pakistan might feel slighted that the US military has not been as engaged as it was after the Haiti earthquake earlier this year.
Pentagon officials have long talked of the July 2011 Afghanistan war drawdown date as being a soft deadline. Now, a NATO official suggests troops might simply be shifted around the country.
Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Wednesday that he has confidence that Iraq security forces can handle any bid by Al Qaeda to reignite sectarian violence.
Robert Gates indicated in an interview published Monday that he plans to leave his job next year. Here are three things that might be factors in his decision.
With combat operations set to end in Iraq, many veterans come home diagnosed with post traumatic stress syndrome and other maladies related to modern war. What's being done to help.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates announces the elimination of the Joint Forces Command and a 10 percent reduction in the use of contractors. It's part of his plan to reform Pentagon spending.
Starting with his Iraq war address Monday, President Obama will tout foreign policy progress ahead of midterm elections. Republicans counter that he has resorted to Bush administration policies.
The WikiLeaks trove of 91,000 classified US military documents has prompted discussion about how to maintain national security in the digital age – and when the end justifies the means.