Dempsey: Afghan pullout could reverse gains
America's top military officer warned the withdrawal of most U.S. and allied forces from Afghanistan by the end of next year could reverse gains made in the war against the Taliban and further destabilize the region.
Congress raises questions about secret Iran talks
Lawmakers are raising questions about the secret U.S. diplomacy with Iran that led to last month's nuclear breakthrough, demanding greater transparency and expressing disappointment at being left in the dark.
Russia may answer conventional attack with nukes
Russia reserves the right to use nuclear weapons in response to a conventional strike and sees them as a 'great equalizer' reducing the likelihood of aggression, a senior Russian official said Wednesday.
VA questioned on benefits claims progress
The Veterans Affairs Department's top benefits official predicted Wednesday that the backlog of almost 400,000 benefits claims will continue to drop in 2014 and is on course to be eliminated in 2015.
U.S. suspends non-lethal aid to northern Syria
The United States has suspended all non-lethal assistance destined for rebels fighting President Bashar Assad's forces in northern Syria, U.S. officials said Wednesday, citing fears the aid could fall into the hands of al-Qaida linked militants.
LCS Freedom leaves 7th Fleet
The Navy's first forward-deployed littoral combat ship left 7th Fleet on Tuesday, ending a nearly nine-month visit filled with major milestones and mostly minor glitches that kept the ship pierside in its Singapore home-away-from-home longer than expected
Kerry urges lawmakers to reject new Iran sanctions
Secretary of State John Kerry urged members of Congress Tuesday not to pursue tougher sanctions against Iran that some lawmakers say would help ensure the interim deal signed last month leads to a final one that keeps Iran's nuclear program peaceful.
Iran: Guards chief criticizes foreign minister
The head of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guards rebuked the country's foreign minister Tuesday over comments he made about the military's ability to withstand a potential American attack.
Gay Dallas couple faces veterans home loan problems
Just days away from closing on a new house, a Dallas couple has discovered the Veterans Affairs Department won't guarantee their new home loan because it doesn't count the income of a non-veteran spouse for same-sex married couples in states that don't re
Defense bill strengthens rape, sex assault protections
The compromise defense authorization bill nearing completion in Congress includes sweeping changes in the military justice system, many aimed at rape and sexual assault cases - but stops short of the complete overhaul sought by Sen.
Hagel tours low-profile U.S. base in Qatar
The U.S. air operations center in Qatar has long been a hub where combat sorties into Iraq and Afghanistan were tracked and international forces kept watch over hotspots in the Persian Gulf and western Mediterranean Sea.
Defense bill decriminalizes consensual sodomy
Consensual sodomy would no longer be a crime under the Uniform Code of Military Justice under a provision of a compromise defense bill agreed to by the leaders of the House and Senate Armed Services Committee.
Compromise reached on 2014 defense bill
Congressional negotiators unveiled a compromise $632.8 billion defense policy bill on Monday that they hope can pass the House and Senate by Christmas to avoid disruption in military programs.
Vet held in N. Korea says his statement was coerced
The 85-year-old U.S. military veteran who was detained for weeks by North Korea said Monday that the videotaped confession in which he apologized for killing North Koreans during the war was given involuntarily and under duress.
U.S. organization optimistic on Afghan elections
An American organization tasked with furthering democracy in developing nations said Monday that while elections next April in Afghanistan are unlikely to be perfect, they should be better than previous polls marred by widespread fraud.
Bombings kill 39 in and around Iraqi capital
At least 11 explosions tore through predominantly Shiite Muslim areas in and around the Iraqi capital on Sunday, killing at least 39 people at crowded market places, commercial districts and car repair shops, officials said.
Hagel offers troops rare glimmer of hope on budget
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Sunday offered troops a rare glimmer of hope on the department's financial woes, saying a possible budget agreement back home could ease the automatic spending cuts that have hit the military hard.
Iran's president: Nuclear deal has helped economy
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that last month's nuclear deal with world powers has already boosted the country's economy, as he continues a push to convince skeptics of the benefits brought by the pact's partial sanctions relief.
Iran opposes foreign presence in Afghanistan
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday his country opposes the presence of foreign forces in Afghanistan and the region, saying their presence generates tension, the official IRNA news agency reported.
Obama: Chances for final Iran deal 50/50 or worse
President Barack Obama said Saturday he believes the chances for a comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran are 50/50 or worse, yet defended diplomacy as the best way to prevent Tehran from acquiring atomic weapons.
Pearl Harbor survivor thrives on meeting visitors
Last updated at: 12/11/2013 3:00:38 PM ET
Herb Weatherwax cruises the open-air grounds of the visitors center at Pearl Harbor on a motorized scooter dubbed 'Herb's Hot Rod.' When a woman notices his blue and white cap embroidered with the words 'Pearl Harbor Survivor,' he coaxes her over.