President Obama announces a plan to keep the health records of active-duty troops and veterans electronically – part of an effort to streamline military care. He wants to do the same thing for the American healthcare system at large, too.
Gates picks an admiral with diplomatic skills to command US troops in Europe.
He wants to double aid by the end of his term to help improve America's image abroad, but that no longer looks possible.
Competition for resources, ‘climate migrants,’ failed states are among top concerns.
Thousands of men and women from poverty-stricken Uganda risk their lives for $600 a month in Iraq.
The Pentagon should have included more laws in its assessment of conditions, some experts argue.
Though the Pentagon budget is slated to rise, he confronts an urgent need to force greater discipline on military spending.