The US Department of Veterans Affairs has been dogged by scandal in recent years, but this incident suggests that the VA's troubles may be more deeply rooted than bureaucratic red tape and funding woes.
To better prevent suicide attempts among US military personnel, researchers have identified indicators of the most at-risk soldiers.
Figures show that over the past five years, more than 4,000 American veterans have been wrongfully declared dead, resulting in their benefits being cut off.
The Project RECOVER find is one of many American aircraft downed over the island nation of Palau during World War II, while dozens still remain to be found.
A team backed by US Expeditions and Explorations scaled the world's tallest mountain to raise awareness and funding for veterans' services after returning from active duty.
In the latest incident to mark the ongoing territorial dispute smothering the South China Sea, two Chinese fighter jets are said to have come within 50 feet of a US reconnaissance plane.
Eric Fanning's confirmation sailed through the Senate after Sen. Pat Roberts (R) of Kansas withdrew objections that had stalled the process for months.
Gen. Lori Robinson's appointment as the the US Air Force's first female Commander is historic, but to those who know her, it isn't the least bit surprising.
Following an online petition and lobbying campaign, the House and Senate approved a bill Wednesday to restore eligibility for former Women Airforce Service Pilots to have their ashes placed at Arlington National Cemetery.
The war on terror has swung between full-scale war and avoiding quagmires. In the fight against ISIS, Obama and the Pentagon are seeking a new model.
A federal court is reexamining whether a civilian contractor can be sued for incidents of torture or whether the US military was ultimately responsible.