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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...

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...

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...

Angered lawmakers demand change in flawed military justice system

Outrage over an Air Force officer's decision to overturn a jury's guilty verdict in a sexual assault case has Republicans and Democrats joining forces...

Congress forces Army to accept tanks it doesn’t want

Built to dominate the enemy in combat, the Army's hulking Abrams tank is proving equally hard to beat in a budget battle. Lawmakers from both...

High cost of health care attacks Pentagon

The loud, insistent calls in Washington to rein in the rising costs of Social Security and Medicare ignore a major and expensive entitlement program...

Hagel’s Afghan trip: A disaster that went way off script

It was a harrowing international debut for Chuck Hagel, whose first trip to Afghanistan as U.S. defense secretary went dramatically off-script and challenged the...

Hagel claims budget cuts puts Pentagon missions in peril

New Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Friday that budget uncertainty, including $46 billion in new defense cuts, jeopardizes the Pentagon's ability to effectively...

Divided Senate confirms Chuck Hagel for Defense Secretary

A deeply divided Senate voted on Tuesday to confirm Republican Chuck Hagel to be the nation's next defense secretary, handing President Barack Obama's pick...

Hagel’s foes want a quick vote on his future

Republican opponents are sending signals that Chuck Hagel's bid to become defense secretary will probably come to an up-or-down vote soon in the Senate. That's...