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Angered lawmakers demand change in flawed military justice system

Outrage over an Air Force officer's decision to overturn a jury's guilty verdict in a sexual assault case has Republicans and Democrats joining forces...

Hagel claims budget cuts puts Pentagon missions in peril

New Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Friday that budget uncertainty, including $46 billion in new defense cuts, jeopardizes the Pentagon's ability to effectively...

Don’t ask, don’t tell repealed by House again

For the second time this year the House voted to dismantle the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, giving the Senate a final...

North Korea threatens South with nuclear war

North Korea warned Monday that U.S.-South Korean cooperation could bring a nuclear war to the region, as the South began artillery drills amid lingering...

Gates on gay ban report leak: Who asked? Who told?

Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Friday condemned the leak of a Pentagon study looking at ending a ban on gays in the US military,...

Report: Lifting gay ban won’t hurt military

A Defense Department study group has found that the United States could lift its ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military...

Gates to Congress: Repeal ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ before new members...

Defense Secretary Robert Gates wants a lame duck session of Congress to repeal the ban on gays serving openly in the military before new,...

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 is going broke

The Pentagon said on Wednesday it may be forced to take extreme measures -- like not paying salaries -- if the Democratic-led Congress fails...

Dick Cheney hospitalized

Former Vice President Dick Cheney was admitted to the hospital Friday after experiencing discomfort, the latest health scare for the 69-year-old Republican leader who...