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For soldiers, the rules on Ebola are different

For soldiers, the rules on Ebola are different

A U.S. soldier returning from an Ebola response mission in West Africa would have to spend 21 days being monitored, isolated in a military facility away from family and the…

Obama, commanders, nations meet on Syria, Iraq fight

Obama, commanders, nations meet on Syria, Iraq fight

President Barack Obama and his military commanders will meet Tuesday with defense chiefs from more than 20 nations participating in the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria and…

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…

Obama urges caution on using force in Mideast

Obama urges caution on using force in Mideast

Faced with deepening crises in the Middle East and Ukraine, President Barack Obama is putting the brakes on the notion that American military power can solve either conflict. While that…

Islamic fanatics regrouping to regain offensive

Islamic fanatics regrouping to regain offensive

U.S. airstrikes have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces regain their footing in Iraq, but the well-resourced Islamic State militants can be expected to regroup and stage a new offensive, Defense…

Hagel wants review of military transgender ban

Hagel wants review of military transgender ban

The prohibition on transgender individuals serving in the U.S. military “continually should be reviewed,” Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Sunday. Hagel did not indicate whether he believes the policy…

Sexual assault reports up by 50 percent in military

Sexual assault reports up by 50 percent in military

Reports by members of the military of sexual assaults jumped by an unprecedented 50 percent last year, in what Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel declared a “clear threat” to both male…

A drop in active duty military suicides, but…

A drop in active duty military suicides, but…

Suicides across the military dropped by more than 15 percent last year, but new detailed data reveals an increase in the number of Army National Guard and Reserve soldiers who…

Soldiers sue over health damage from waste disposal

Soldiers sue over health damage from waste disposal

A federal appeals court on Thursday revived dozens of lawsuits by soldiers and others who claim they were harmed by improper waste disposal while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. The…

Sexual assaults in military bring only light punishments

Sexual assaults in military bring only light punishments

At U.S. military bases in Japan, most service members found culpable in sex crimes in recent years did not go to prison, according to internal Department of Defense documents. Instead,…

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