Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and other military officials have laid a wreath in honor of those killed at the Washington Navy Yard at the Navy Memorial.
The United Nations is calling on the United States and its allies to wait longer on a potential military strike against Syria.
U.S. forces are now ready to act on any order by President Barack Obama to strike Syria, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday.
The crisis in Syria and Russia’s decision to grant temporary asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden are likely to highlight a meeting later this week between Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and their Russian counterparts.
Furloughs, which have forced a 20 percent pay cut on most of the military’s civilian workforce, probably will continue next year and might worsen.
President Barack Obama and his national security team tread delicately Thursday in the aftermath of the ouster of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, urging the restive nation to quickly return authority to a democratically elected civilian government and avoid violence.
President Barack Obama pledged Thursday to “leave no stone unturned” in the effort to put an end to sexual assault in the military, which he said undermined the armed services. He said the nation’s military leaders are “ashamed” about their failure to stop it.
One after another, the charges have tumbled out — allegations of sexual assaults in the military that have triggered outrage, from local commanders to Capitol Hill and the Oval Office.
Lawmakers say they’re outraged that for the second time this month a member of the armed forces assigned to help prevent sexual assaults in the military is under investigation for alleged sexual misconduct.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel informed President Barack Obama of the latest sexual assault allegations against a soldier who was assigned to prevent such crimes and the president made clear he wants that behavior stopped.