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Drop in reports of sexual assaults at military academies

Drop in reports of sexual assaults at military academies

The number of reported sexual assaults involving students at three military service academies went down in the most recent school year, capping a year that saw the military continue to…

Cost-saving measures proposed for military health care

U.S. officials say an independent commission is recommending broad changes to the military’s retirement and health care systems that could save more than $20 billion over the next four years.…

Hackers hit Twitter, YouTube military accounts

Hackers hit Twitter, YouTube military accounts

  Hackers supporting Islamic militants took over the Twitter and YouTube accounts of a major U.S. military command Monday, in what the Pentagon called an annoying prank that did not…

Military sexual assaults up another eight percent

Military sexual assaults up another eight percent

The number of sexual assaults reported by military service members rose again this year, with an increase of 8 percent, officials told The Associated Press. Details set for release Thursday…

Navy secretary travels, a lot, at taxpayer expense

Navy secretary travels, a lot, at taxpayer expense

The Navy secretary has spent more than a full year of his five-year tenure on overseas travel, racking up more than 930,000 miles on trips that cost the taxpayer more…

Will Congress approve expanded role in Iraq?

Will Congress approve expanded role in Iraq?

Congress members returning to Capitol Hill next week will face a debate over President Barack Obama’s new $5.6 billion plan to expand the U.S. mission in Iraq and send up…

Military faces threats from climate change?

Military faces threats from climate change?

Defense officials say a report slated for release Monday will lay out plans for the Pentagon to get a better handle on how climate change will affect the military, and…

Is America ready to defend itself against Ebola?

Is America ready to defend itself against Ebola?

The Obama administration is seeking to allay fear about the single confirmed case of Ebola in the United States, saying that despite some initial missteps the health care system is…

U.S.-led coalition air strikes begin in Syria

U.S.-led coalition air strikes begin in Syria

The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets in eastern Syria, and the U.S. undertook a separate, unilateral air attack on what it…

American military jets flying over Syria?

American military jets flying over Syria?

The U.S. has begun surveillance flights over Syria after President Barack Obama gave the OK, U.S. officials said, a move that could pave the way for airstrikes against Islamic State…

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