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Appeals court reinstates ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

A federal appeals court has frozen a judge's order halting the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, even as the Pentagon has announced it...

Pentagon orders open doors for gays

The Pentagon said on Tuesday it had told U.S. military recruiters to allow gays and lesbians to apply for service, as gay veterans tested...

‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ a sticky issue for Democrats

At a time when President Barack Obama is trying to rally his political base, his administration is fighting to temporarily preserve the ban on...

Court ruling on gays leaves Pentagon in limbo

As the Obama administration considers appealing a judge's order to stop the law prohibiting gays from serving openly in the military, some officers and...

Congressional pork could doom Pentagon cost-cutting

The Pentagon will unveil new rules later on Tuesday aimed at ending years of massive cost overruns on major weapons programs, but congressional efforts...

Pentagon wants leaked documents back

The Pentagon demanded Thursday that a website that solicits leaked government secrets cancel any plan to publish more classified military documents and pull back...

Gates: McChrystal messed up big-time

Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the top U.S. general in Afghanistan made "a significant mistake" and used poor judgment in remarks to a magazine...

Mullen: Congress should have waited on gay ban vote

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Sunday he would have preferred that Congress had waited before voting to repeal the "don't...

Pentagon bans reporters for naming witnesses

The Pentagon on Thursday barred four journalists from military commissions at Guantanamo Bay because they published the name of a witness after being told...

Pentagon bribes nations to support Afghan war

The American government is paying millions of dollars for training and equipment as bribes to buy support for nations for the increasingly unpopular war...