Keeping the Defense secretary allows Obama's team to move quickly on a foreign-policy challenges.
A new interactive video encourages soldiers to seek help to cope with the stress of war.
The Joint Chiefs chairman may come closer to the views of the new president.
A bad economy and better news from Iraq may be helping to increase interest in and support for enlistment.
The alleged incursions into Syria, and previously into Pakistan, could be risky.
A new command and headquarters are part of the plan to refocus on its nuclear responsibilities.
America needs a bigger military to stabilize weak or potentially threatening nations, some analysts argue.
The move by the Army and Air Force comes in response to criticism from Defense Secretary Robert Gates.
Reviews under way, to be ready for the next president, are intended to accelerate a new strategy.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates questioned a fallen marine's award for covering a grenade to save his comrades.
Both McCain and Obama have said the schools should be more open to the military recruitment program.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates calls the aircraft procurement effort too flawed to continue.
At $2 million apiece, the craft poke out only a foot above water and can carry 12 tons of drugs.
Some 190,000 private personnel were working in the Iraq theater as of early this year, a new report says.
The new Chief of Staff must overcome a recent pattern of service mismanagement.
Internet attacks on Georgia expose a key flaw for more than 100 nations.
The Pentagon wants more control over NATO there in light of Taliban resurgence.
The V.A. has yearly funding crunches because of lag time in Congress's appropriations process, they say.
The new process will be as transparent as possible, said defense officials Wednesday.
Incentives likely to include large payments to soldiers now working as translators.