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Budget cuts hurt defense

Pentagon officials insist they are not crying wolf when they say proposed budget cuts could severely harm the military. In a detailed and stark warning,...

Harsh Pentagon budget cuts

A second, deeper round of automatic federal budget cuts is on its way, and it's going to hit the Pentagon hard. Already reeling from a...

Pentagon payroll budget snafus left an injured soldier, others broke

As Christmas 2011 approached, U.S. Army medic Shawn Aiken was once again locked in desperate battle with a formidable foe. Not insurgents in Iraq,...

America’s MIA debable: A shameful disgrace

The Pentagon's effort to account for tens of thousands of Americans missing in action from foreign wars is so inept, mismanaged and wasteful that...

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...

Sexual assaults force military justice changes

Determined to stop sexual assault in the military, Congress is spelling out for the services how far lawmakers are willing to go in changing...

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...

How Congress stalls military’s effort to save tax dollars

Parked around the airstrip at Lackland Air Force Base are more than a dozen massive C-5A Galaxy transport planes. There is no money to...

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...

Military finds widespread combat stress, some far from front lines

The gritty combat in Afghanistan is thousands of miles away. But the analysts in the cavernous room at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia relive...