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 struggle with high-profile cases among leaders and in the schools. A new Pentagon report finds that there were 61 reported sexual assaults at the academies […]

New Pentagon chief pick urges accountability

New Pentagon chief pick urges accountability

President Barack Obama’s pick to run the Pentagon says he will seek better use of taxpayer dollars but that Congress must bring stability back to the military’s budget. Ashton Carter, in prepared remarks for his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday, acknowledges that the Defense Department must end wasteful practices that undermine public confidence even as he […]

CDC revising Ebola protocol

CDC revising Ebola protocol

Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear “with no skin showing,” a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical staff in the U.S., if needed. Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious […]

Military dishes out some punishment on sexual harassment

There were 1,366 reports of sexual harassment filed in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30

Military dishes out some punishment on sexual harassment

The U.S. military fired or disciplined nearly 500 workers for sexual harassment in a 12-month period, and nearly 13 percent of the complaints filed involved repeat offenders, according to new data. The Pentagon on Thursday released its first formal report on sexual harassment amid months of criticism from Congress over how the department handles sexual […]

Two top Pentagon intel officials quit amid spat

Aggressive efforts to shake up the way the DIA does business rankled bosses

Two top Pentagon intel officials quit amid spat

The three-star Army general who has headed the Defense Intelligence Agency for less than two years is being nudged aside amid conflict within the agency and between the general and leaders elsewhere in the intelligence community, a senior defense official said Wednesday. Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and the DIA’s civilian deputy director, David Shedd, announced […]

Pentagon to boost cyber security

'Our nation's reliance on cyberspace outpaces our cybersecurity'

Pentagon to boost cyber security

The Pentagon plans to more than triple its cybersecurity staff in the next few years to defend against Internet attacks that threaten national security, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday. Hagel’s comments at the National Security Agency headquarters in suburban Washington come as he prepares to vist China next week, where officials are likely to […]

How did a flashy blonde win those defense contracts?

With her platinum blonde hair and trademark stiletto heels, Tilton relishes her role as a maverick

How did a flashy blonde win those defense contracts?

The Justice Department is investigating a flamboyant Wall Street financier who won millions of dollars in military contracts and then hired the Army officer who allegedly steered the money her way. Interviews and documents obtained by The Associated Press portray entrepreneur Lynn Tilton and Col. Bert Vergez as being in unusually close contact for more […]

Plan to shrink military faces Congressional skepticism

The plan is already raising red flags among leading Republicans and Democrats

Plan to shrink military faces Congressional skepticism

The Obama administration’s push for a smaller, nimbler military must now face the scrutiny of a Congress that has spent years battling the Pentagon’s vision for a new security strategy. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is proposing to shrink the Army to its smallest size in three-quarters of a century, hoping to reshape the military after […]

Pentagon looking to replace helicopters

U.S. weapons makers have expressed concern that big cuts in military spending could undermine the program

Pentagon looking to replace helicopters

The Pentagon is committed to early design work on a new aircraft that will replace thousands of helicopters now used by the U.S. military, its first “clean sheet design” program in years, the Army official heading the effort said on Friday. Dan Bailey, a former Apache helicopter pilot who heads the “future vertical lift” program […]

Hagel to nuke officers in bunkers: ‘We’re working on it’

The Pentagon chief spoke to a total of six Minuteman 3 missile launch control officers.

Hagel to nuke officers in bunkers: ‘We’re working on it’

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has made the rare gesture of phoning Air Force nuclear officers in their underground launch bunkers in Montana to update them on efforts to correct problems in their service. Hagel placed the calls from aboard the military command aircraft that ferried him home Saturday from an international security conference in Germany. […]

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