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Police confront demonstrators during a protest over the shooting death of Michael Williams on August 15, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Police shot pepper spray,  smoke, gas and flash grenades at protestors before retreating. Several businesses were looted as the county police sat nearby with armored personnel carriers (APC). Violent outbreaks have taken place in Ferguson since the shooting death of Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

US Rethinks Giving Excess Military Gear To Police

After a decade of sending military equipment to civilian police departments across the country, federal officials are reconsidering the idea in light of the violence in Ferguson, Missouri.

08/16/2014

In this undated image provided by the U.S. Army, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl poses in front of an American flag. (credit: U.S. Army via Getty Images)

House Panel Condemns Obama For Bergdahl Swap With Taliban

A bitterly divided House panel on Tuesday voted to condemn President Barack Obama for the swap of five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held prisoner in Afghanistan for five years.

07/30/2014

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair is the highest-ranking U.S. military officer ever court-martialed for sexual crimes, will retire as a lieutenant colonel. (Davis Turner/Getty Images)

General In Sex Misconduct Case Demoted

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair is the highest-ranking U.S. military officer ever court-martialed for sexual crimes, will retire as a lieutenant colonel.

06/20/2014

Reports of sexual assaults in the military increased by an unprecedented 46 percent during the last fiscal year, the Pentagon said Thursday. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Pentagon: Reports Of Sexual Assaults Up 46 Percent

Reports of sexual assaults in the military increased by an unprecedented 46 percent during the last fiscal year, the Pentagon said Thursday.

11/07/2013

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told Congress Wednesday that officials of Qatar negotiating the release of captured Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl told the U.S. that "time was not on our side" and a leak about the exchange would sabotage the deal.  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Praise, Levity Greet Hagel In Senate Return

Senators who nearly buried Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel found reasons to praise him on Wednesday.

04/17/2013

File photo of former Sen. Chuck Hagel. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senate Panel Approves Pentagon Nominee Chuck Hagel

A bitterly divided Senate panel has voted to approve the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be the nation’s defense secretary.

02/12/2013

GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel "seems clueless" on U.S. policy towards Iran. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Sen. Graham: Chuck Hagel ‘Seems Clueless’ On Iran

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Tuesday Chuck Hagel “seems clueless” on U.S. policy toward Iran and he urged the Obama administration to reconsider its defense secretary nominee.

02/05/2013

Gov. Rick Perry in South Carolina (Photo Credit: Joe Raedle / Getty Images)

Perry: Marines In Video Are ‘Kids,’ Not Criminals

Perry’s comments put him at odds with Sen. John McCain, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, who said the images could damage the war effort.

01/15/2012

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