Benghazi e-mails show 'no conspiracy,' expert says
E-mails released by the White House that describe how the CIA's assessment of the Benghazi attack was edited to exclude any mention of terrorism appear to be part of a routine process by Washington bureaucrats, says a former CIA agent who used to take par
Hagel orders review of sex-abuse prevention
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Friday ordered the military to recertify all 25,000 people involved in programs designed to prevent and respond to sexual assault, an acknowledgement that assaults have escalated beyond the Pentagon's control.
Navy seeks to map the mind
In some visions of the future, you'll drive your car with little more than your mind. Electrodes on your head, you can climb into your car, think about how much you'd like a Big Mac, and let the car take you automatically to the nearest McDonald's.
Article 32 in diver-deaths case postponed
The Navy has postponed by about a month the Article 32 hearing of two senior sailors accused in the deaths of two Navy divers during a Feb. 26 dive in Aberdeen, Md.
More bases using solar power
Stateside military bases are generating 130 megawatts of solar energy - a modest amount that's only enough to power 22,000 homes, but still a step the solar power industry says is improving national security.
Bill proposes opening base gyms to potential recruits
Concerned that teenage obesity has dramatically reduced the number of people eligible for military service, Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., has introduced legislation to create an education program about healthy lifestyles.
XO fired for 'inappropriate' texts, emails
The Navy fired the executive officer of a San Diego-based beachmaster unit on Thursday for sending inappropriate text messages and emails to two female sailors at his command.
Obama cites 'shame' in military sexual assault
President Obama said Thursday the nation's military leaders told him they are 'ashamed' of their failure to end sexual abuse in the armed services, and he promised an accelerated effort to find solutions.
Pentagon: U.S. still in armed conflict with al-Qaida
The United States remains in armed conflict with al-Qaida and its affiliates, a fight likely to last a decade or two, senior Pentagon officials told Congress on Thursday in arguing against changes to the 2001 military force law used in the war on terror.
DoD proposes lifting Medal of Honor limit
The Defense Department wants to repeal a decades-old law restricting a service member to receiving only one Medal of Honor, saying the 'V' device added for subsequent awards seems too little for someone who has performed such a valorous act.
Obama calls meeting on military sex assault
The nation's top defense leaders were summoned to the White House on Thursday to talk about the military's sexual assault crisis as the Pentagon's top general said women in uniform were losing confidence the problem will be solved.
Workplace sweep proper
Stung by a spiraling number of sexual assaults in the military and a string of scandals, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered all the services to conduct a sweep of workspaces across every military installation to eliminate anything that might be deg
Tape tests don't cut it
For members of the military struggling to stay in fighting trim, the stakes are higher than ever: The services have been cutting end strength as spending slows, and those who fail to meet fitness standards are being booted out in growing numbers.
Obama calls on Congress to fund embassy security
President Obama on Thursday tried to turn the tables on Republicans who have criticized his administration's response to last year's deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya, calling on lawmakers to approve his request to increase funding for diplomatic security.
Not so secret: Guard medic's band is gaining ground
The secret is getting out. If you haven't heard The Secret State yet, trust us, you will. The band was founded by an Army Iraq veteran and two Coast Guard midshipmen-turned-downrange contractors, and its single '
Suspect in Fort Hood prostitution ring identified
The Army is investigating Sgt. 1st Class Gregory McQueen, a sexual abuse educator at Fort Hood, Texas, for running a small-time prostitution ring and for the sexual assault of another soldier, senior military officials have confirmed.
Hagel: Re-train leaders on sexual assault now
Revelations that a Fort Hood soldier assigned to prevent assault was accused of being a pimp has intensified calls from both the Pentagon and Capitol Hill to crack down on sexual crimes in the military.
Lawmakers outraged over another military sex case
Last updated at: 5/18/2013 5:02:44 AM ET
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel informed President Obama of the latest sexual assault allegations against a soldier who was assigned to prevent such crimes - the second soldier involved in similar accusations - and the president made clear he wants that beh