Monday's thwarted pirate attack on the Maersk Alabama was the first time a large cargo ship with an armed security team were able to repel an attack, according to US Navy commanders.
US Army is short on mental health professionals as it tries to stem rising number of Army suicides.
Britain's Gordon Brown on Friday called on NATO countries to send 5,000 more troops for Afghanistan war. It's one sign that NATO may be willing to commit more forces to that war than expected.
The US ambassador to Afghanistan, Karl Eikenberry, has cautioned Obama against sending more troops to the country, saying the government of President Hamid Karzai is too corrupt.
Military recruits seek not just an adventure, but a much needed job.
Michelle Obama launches Mission Serve, a network aimed at linking veterans to community service groups, as part of efforts to aid their transition to civilian life. President Obama and the first lady honored veterans' service Wednesday.
This Veterans Day – like all days – military veterans are twice as likely to be homeless as non-vets. New efforts by the Obama administration and Congress would provide immediate help while treating the causes of homelessness among vets.
Obama's words at the Fort Hood memorial service Tuesday paid tribute to the 13 people killed last week. He highlighted the challenges this generation of soldiers faces in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Investigators said Monday that they had been tracking Nidal Malik Hasan's correspondence with someone abroad since last year. Reports suggest that person is radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki. But its unclear whether investigators told the Army.
Dozens of investigators at Fort Hood are building a psychological profile of the suspect, Nidal Malik Hasan, as they try to understand the motive. Belligerent fanaticism, deepening anger over the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and fear about deployment may have played a role.
The alleged shooter last week at Fort Hood is Muslim. But the overall picture of Muslims in the military is hardly one of strife and fundamentalism.
Kimberly Munley, the police officer identified as bringing an end to Fort Hood rampage Thursday, applied protocols established in the aftermath of the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings.
Some reports suggest the alleged shooter in the Ft. Hood massacre, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, was troubled. That raises questions about how well-equipped the Army is to spot disturbed individuals.
At Fort Hood, Army filmmaker and Iraq war vet Elliot Valdez raced to the scene of the shooting, filming the aftermath of tragedy and heroism. What he recorded will help officials understand what happened.
Military officials say the shootings at Fort Hood were an 'isolated incident.' But the stress of repeated wartime deployments has led to several such incidents in recent years.
The shootings at Fort Hood Thursday point to a military mental-health system stretched to the breaking point. The suspect is an Army psychiatrist, Nidal Malik Hasan.
Obama has been criticized for 'dithering' on whether to send more US troops to Afghanistan. But Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says he's OK with the time frame.
The Afghanistan election runoff has been scrubbed, and Hamid Karzai has been reelected, removing one major complication for Obama. But the troop decision could still be weeks away.
A new report links the CIA with Ahmed Wali Karzai, a influential Afghan reputed to be a drug lord. The CIA has long fought wars through such men, but does that work?
American officials are pleased with the Pakistan Army’s offensive against militants in South Waziristan. Wednesday’s bombing in Peshawar might strengthen Pakistan’s resolve.