Submarines will be 'no smoking' by the end of the year. This follows the February announcement by the US Navy that women sailors will begin serving alongside men on submarines.
Pakistan army chief Ashfaq Kayani is in Washington this week, where he will discuss his country's strides against Al Qaeda and the Afghanistan Taliban.
The coalition's Marjah offensive against the Taliban in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, has made gains. But to succeed, Afghanistan, the US, and aid agencies must quickly move in to build up the area's security, government, and infrastructure, showing fence-sitters the benefits of peace.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced recently that he will stay on at least another year. That will help him shepherd some of his Pentagon reforms – and perhaps start new ones.
In the past year, the percentage of former Guantanamo detainees who had joined militant groups has risen from 11 percent to 20 percent, according to a classified Pentagon report. Of the 198 detainees left in Guantanamo, 91 are Yemeni.
Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top US commander in Afghanistan, delivered his request for more troops to top military brass at a secret meeting in Germany this week.
Human rights lawyers say the US should intervene to safeguard the Iranians at Camp Ashraf, which was raided by Iraqi security forces July 28.
The Pentagon doesn't know. But it's the first such incident in nearly 10 years, suggesting that the Russian military is flexing its muscle.
Other countries, too, are part of the effort to block the transport of nuclear materials.
Repeal of the policy barring homosexuals from serving openly in the military is now up to the Obama administration and Congress.