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.
Paul Weaver wanted answers from the VA about his disability benefits. In the end, the Iraq war vet helped many others.
They seem to be moving from Iraq to Pakistan and Afghanistan.
When veterans of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan bring their troubles home, police and judges often are the first to deal with them.
New leaders must better secure nuclear weapons after snafus led to firing of their predecessors.
Record U.S. fatalities there last month highlight the need for more troops, but reserves are few.
Finding a way to a soldier's heart through chipotle chicken. Next challenge: eggs.
The World Class Athlete Program (WCAP) seeks to find and train Olympic-caliber athletes both inside and outside the Army's ranks.
The Air Force should reopen the bidding process, the Government Accountability Office said Wednesday.
Tuesday's deadly US incursion is under investigation, but it points up the contrast between the two nations' approaches to militants along the Afghanistan border.
Having 'been there' themselves, Vietnam veterans are better able to listen to and counsel younger vets troubled by their combat experience.
Secretary Gates is likely to nominate a new civilian chief in days.
As 'surge' brigades leave Iraq, military officials hope the improved security will hold.