AP: US Military Officials Insisted Secret Pentagon Study Proved Need To Buy Russian Copters For Afghanistan
U.S. military officials insisted a top-secret Pentagon study proved the need to buy Russian helicopters for Afghanistan’s security forces. But the study actually recommended an American-made rotorcraft, according to unclassified excerpts obtained by The Associated Press.
Reports of sexual assaults in the military increased by an unprecedented 46 percent during the last fiscal year, the Pentagon said Thursday.
A new report claims that medical personnel with the Defense Department and the Central Intelligence Agency were ordered to help with the torture of detainees in U.S. custody since 9/11.
The Obama administration, scrambling to tamp down a controversy over suspended death benefits for the families of fallen military soldiers, announced Wednesday that a charity would pick up the costs of the payments during the government shutdown.
Army, Navy and Air Force might be forced to skip their football games next weekend because of the budget impasse in Congress.
Report: 52 Felons Received Access to U.S. Military Installations, Including Alleged Drug Dealers, Child Molesters
A new report released by the Pentagon inspector general finds that felons have routine access to military bases throughout the nation.
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 Defense Department. Officials worry that the Pentagon will be hit even harder by layoffs in 2014 if automatic budget cuts continue as planned.
As of Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at least 2,100 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.
The Defense Department says a man whose organs were donated to four people before it was learned he had rabies was in the Air Force.
The Defense Department is establishing a series of cyber teams charged with carrying out offensive operations to combat the threat of an electronic assault on the United States that could cause major damage and disruption to the country’s vital infrastructure, a senior military official said Tuesday.