First lady Michelle Obama has made a point of calling attention to the sacrifices of the armed forces and their families. She was at the Pentagon Friday to thank them. Should she do more?
Submarines will be 'no smoking' by the end of the year. This follows the February announcement by the US Navy that women sailors will begin serving alongside men on submarines.
US use of Manas air base in Kyrgyzstan is vital to logistics for the Afghanistan war. But protests in the country Wednesday have raised questions about what might happen next.
Anwar al-Awlaki is an American hiding in Yemen. Tied to the Fort Hood shooting and Christmas Day bomber, he is thought to be plotting attacks on the US. In fighting the war on terror, the Obama administration has put him on the kill-or-capture list.
WikiLeaks posted a video Monday that shows two Iraqi journalists killed in a US attack. US Central Command has released its own probe, saying war crimes were not committed.
The Pentagon's 'Nuclear Posture Review' narrows the list of potential targets, reflecting new threats like global terrorism. But Obama reserves the US right to strike first with nuclear weapons.
A 2008 report by the US Army suggests that WikiLeaks, which on Monday published a video that shows US forces apparently killing two Iraqi journalists, could be a threat to national security. The website has released sensitive information in the past, the report notes.
End of monsoon season is bringing more aggressive activity by suspected Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. But the US and other navies are hitting back, capturing pirates and sinking their boats.
The USS Nicholas returned fire on Somali pirates near the Seychelles, sinking an attacking boat, confiscating the mother ship, and apprehending five pirates. The US Navy has stepped up patrols in the Indian Ocean.
The Pentagon wants a candid discussion within the military about 'don't ask, don't tell.' But some service members are acknowledging they're gay. Under the law, that could lead to a discharge.
A salvage ship and three other American vessels are on site to help with search and recovery operations after the South Korea ship sinking in the Yellow Sea, US Navy officials say.
Congress wants the Pentagon to keep better track of funds spent as part of CERP, the Commander’s Emergency Response Program, which provides cash for aiding counterinsurgency efforts in Iraq, Afghanistan.
Back from Iraq or Afghanistan, five veterans pick up cameras to show the challenges of coming home to a civilian lifestyle for fellow vets.
The Pentagon's request for a $33 billion war supplemental for Afghanistan has Congress concerned about long-term costs. Training Afghan security forces, for instance, could take years.
The Pentagon announced changes Thursday to how the 'don't ask, don't tell' law approaches the investigation of homosexual conduct.
The Obama administration is considering whether to try to repeal 'don't ask, don't tell.' Until then, Defense Secretary Robert Gates has the authority to interpret how the law applies in the US military.
After seven years in Iraq and nine in Afghanistan, residents of York, Pa., talk about how the wars have become like a screen saver: always there but rarely acknowledged.
General Stanley McChrystal said Wednesday that given the opportunity, the US would like to capture Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden alive, appearing to contradict comments made Tuesday by Attorney General Eric Holder.
Militant and terrorist groups are using the Internet to streamline their terrorist recruiting, radicalization, and training. The man who allegedly attempted to blow up an American airliner on Christmas Day was contacted, recruited, and trained in just six weeks, officials say.
In the next stage in the Afghanistan war, coalition forces are expected to build up gradually on the outskirts of the Taliban stronghold of Kandahar, perhaps for months. That strategy departs from the one executed in the Marjah offensive, in which troops entered quickly.