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Hagel tries to tone down Obama effect on military sexual assault

Hagel tries to tone down Obama effect on military sexual assault

In a highly unusual move to blunt the legal impact of the president’s comments on military sexual assaults, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is ordering his top leaders to be sure…

Pentagon revising same sex benefits

Pentagon revising same sex benefits

The Pentagon is poised to extend health care, housing and other benefits to the same-sex spouses of military members by the end of August, but may reverse earlier plans to…

Pentagon cuts unpaid leave

Pentagon cuts unpaid leave

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced on Tuesday he was slashing the amount of unpaid leave that 650,000 civilian employees were ordered take this year to six days from 11 in…

Some 650,000 Petagon workers face a day without pay

A day without pay, the first of 11 through September, comes next week for more than 650,000 people who hold civilian jobs with the Defense Department. Officials worry that the…

Pentagon plans to put more and more women in combat

Pentagon plans to put more and more women in combat

  Military leaders are ready to begin tearing down the remaining walls that have prevented women from holding thousands of combat and special operations jobs near the front lines. Under…

Hagel deals with Vietnam memories on Asia trip

Hagel deals with Vietnam memories on Asia trip

Forty-five years ago, as the Vietnam war raged on, Army Spc. Chuck Hagel and Nguyen Tan Dung were on opposite sides of combat serving in the Mekong Delta — both…

Sexual assault probe underway at Naval Academy

Sexual assault probe underway at Naval Academy

The U.S. Naval Academy is investigating allegations that three football team members sexually assaulted a female midshipman at an off-campus house more than a year ago, a Pentagon spokesman said…

Sexual assault in military is a full-blown crisis

Sexual assault in military is a full-blown crisis

Sexual assault in the U.S. military is costing the armed services the confidence of women in uniform that the problem can be solved, the nation’s top military officer warns. “That’s…

Anger erupts over another military sexual abuse scandal

Anger erupts over another military sexual abuse scandal

Lawmakers say they’re outraged that for the second time this month a member of the armed forces assigned to help prevent sexual assaults in the military is under investigation for…

Most military sexual assaults not reported

Most military sexual assaults not reported

They are young, often low-ranking service members out on the weekend in the late night and early morning hours. Sometimes they’ve been drinking. Often those who sexually assault them are…

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