Navy SEAL Michael Monsoor will posthumously receive the award, only the third time it has been bestowed during the Iraq war.
Troop levels could settle at 'presurge' levels of 140,000.
Travis Pinn and Vincent Emanuele served side by side in Anbar Province. Now civilians again, one just wants the quiet life; the other aspires to help end the war.
The Iraq war has cost taxpayers about $526 billion so far – and could reach $2 trillion by 2017, according to one congressional study.
But America may need to understand how the world has changed during the war and what different kind of leadership is now required.
As the fight in Iraq drives fundamental changes to the military, it is also forcing a debate on how far those changes should go.
On the fifth anniversary of the Iraq war, progress is slow but violence is down. A three-part series on the war's effects starts today with a look at what the endgame might look like.
Adm. William Fallon stepped down after an article in Esquire magazine portrayed his views on Iran as being at odds with those of President Bush.
It says it needs billions of dollars more than the other services to stay competitive globally.
The president is likely to veto a bill outlawing such harsh interrogation methods, but the debate goes on.
The Air Force's $35 billion award to a European aircraft company is one of its largest ever.
Despite Times Square incident, the military says enlistment centers are key to recruiting.
Since 9/11, the market for tactical war gear has grown to $150 million annually.
Latest missile strike at the East Africa nation, aimed at a suspected Al Qaeda operative, keeps terrorists off balance. But some say US should do more to nation-build in Somalia.
Recognition is growing in the military that soldiers' injuries put extra hardships on immediate family members.
House panel study, expected this week, may lead to Air Force, Navy getting smaller portion of defense spending.
He's probably the first Iraqi interpreter to enlist, a US Army spokeswoman says.
Critics say its motives may have included testing missile defenses or poking at China.
Current funding levels don't always cover college tuition.
Chinese espionage has become one of the most pervasive US counterintelligence problems, officials say.