Mistakes in the way airstrikes were carried out in Farah Province last month may have led to the deaths of 26 Afghans, according to a Pentagon investigation released Friday.
The missile defense system deployed in Kauai in response to North Korea worries has been tested successfully several times, but never in combat.
The US is tracking the cargo carrier as it moves through the Pacific, but the interdiction called for by the UN will prove tricky.
He's at odds with the defense secretary's cap of 187 stealth jets.
They'll head to Afghanistan, where the fighting seems more in keeping with the Marines' style of focused, shorter missions.
Repeal of the policy barring homosexuals from serving openly in the military is now up to the Obama administration and Congress.
The next year will be crucial, several top defense officials say. The US must begin to show progress or risk losing public support.
Defense Secretary Gates, off to Singapore for a regional security summit, says US sees no 'crisis' in Pyongyang's 'very provocative' display of force this week.
Families can now witness the return to the US of the remains of service members killed in action, according to a six-week-old rule. For many, it is an important rite.
The inspector general finds too few watchdogs keeping an eye on how US reconstruction funds are spent.
Veterans are rushing to take advantage of the comprehensive education benefits, raising the question of whether the bill will hurt retention.
Sgt. John Russell was charged with murder Tuesday. He was finishing his third tour in Iraq.
The man he wants for the post, Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal, is deeply versed in special operations.
Revived exchange program points up Pakistan's importance to US aims in Afghanistan.
US Marines and soldiers are training to fight in Afghanistan, where mules and donkeys can haul supplies and weapons to places where Humvees and helicopters can't easily go.
This week, the Defense Department will begin the Quadrennial Defense Review, a year-long study that should help the secretary put his stamp on the military.
But it could be the lull before the storm as lobbyists and lawmakers begin to weigh in on controversial cuts.
Should military spending be seen as a 'jobs program'?
Defense secretary applies lessons of Iraq, Afghanistan to new Pentagon budget.
New spending plan represents a shift toward counterinsurgency needs.