Over the years, the Pentagon has played an increasing role in disaster assistance, and the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is no exception. Is it too much when the US military is fighting two wars?
A ban on female sailors aboard submarines is one of the last barriers preventing women from serving equally alongside men in the military. The Navy notified Congress on Monday of its intent to drop the ban.
President Obama on Wednesday renewed his campaign pledge to repeal the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy toward gays in the military. It's on his agenda for this year, but he didn't say how he'd pursue it.
The US commander in Afghanistan essentially dismissed one White House option as 'short-sighted.' Does civilian control of the military mean McChrystal should keep his mouth shut?
Starting this fall, every soldier will have to take a test designed to target potential mental or emotional problems caused by repeated deployments.
Obama's order to send 17,000 more troops comes before US has set a clear strategy.
In agreeing to stop the post-'surge' drawdown in Iraq, Defense secretary keeps pressure on the service.