Retention rates may be hurt by the GI Bill's expanded school benefits as well as potential budget cuts.
Despite President Obama's offer to extend a hand if Iran 'unclenched its fist,' Iranian officials say his choice of diplomats calls into question his commitment to change.
Thirty officers were later freed. A Pentagon report is expected to urge a harder line against militants.
US rebuilds ties with Central Asian nation to secure new military supply routes.
The attack highlights the need for alternative routes.
The US military will begin handing over thousands of Iraqis who were captured during the war to Iraqi authorities on Sunday.