Gen. Benedict Arnold, 1780: This infamous Revolutionary War general became synonymous with treason when he tried to hand over his command post, the American fort at West Point, N.Y., to the British. After the plot was exposed, Arnold joined the British Army as a brigadier general. Arnold is seen here in a copy of an engraving by John Trumbull made in 1879.
General McChrystal and President Obama have concluded their meeting. Fate of McChrystal, however, is not known.
North Korea vowed a military response if the UN Security Council reprimands it for the sinking of the South Korean Navy's ship Cheonan. Fiery rhetoric from Pyongyang is common, but comes at a particularly tense time.
Gen. David Petraeus slumped over onto a table during a Senate hearing Tuesday morning in Washington. After a few seconds, the general leading the US efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan revived and left the room under his own power.
The BP oil spill relief effort lacks a clear command-and-control structure, senators said at a hearing Friday. Some suggest that greater Pentagon involvement would help.
Crisis experts say: Take gaffe-prone CEO Tony Hayward off the air. Lay out a concrete plan to help devastated communities. Bring trusted figures like Warren Buffett or Colin Powell to the discussion.
Dorine Kenney started the Jacob's Light Foundation after her son was killed. The charity helps keep soldiers serving in harm's way stocked with supplies and warm wishes from home.
The US Congress could vote as early as Thursday on repealing the government's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' ban on gays serving in the military.
It appears as if Democrats will rally enough votes in the House to pass a repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell.' The situation in the Senate is less clear, though the bill seems set to get through committee.