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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…

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,…

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…

Military dishes out some punishment on sexual harassment

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…

Two top Pentagon intel officials quit amid spat

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…

Pentagon to boost cyber security

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.…

How did a flashy blonde win those defense contracts?

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…

Plan to shrink military faces Congressional skepticism

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.…

Pentagon looking to replace helicopters

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…

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

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…

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