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An independent review triggered by the Washington Navy Yard killings last year says threats to Defense Department personnel and facilities increasingly are coming from within. (R) (credit: Alex Wong/Fort Worth Police Department /Getty Images)

Report: Pentagon Must Focus On Insider Threats After Navy Yard Shooting

An independent review triggered by the Washington Navy Yard killings last year says threats to Defense Department personnel and facilities increasingly are coming from within.

03/18/2014

President Barack Obama speaks after visiting a classroom at Coral Reef High School in Miami, Fla., on March 7, 2014. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Commission Report: Obama Could Lift Transgender Troop Ban Without Approval From Congress

An independent commission led by a former U.S. surgeon general has concluded there “is no compelling medical reason” for the U.S. armed forces to prohibit transgender Americans from serving and that President Barack Obama could lift the decades-old ban without approval from Congress, according to a report being released Thursday.

03/13/2014

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Will Sgt. Bergdahl Be Left Behind In Afghanistan?

The case of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, held by the Taliban since 2009, has arisen again as the U.S. and other countries engage in diplomatic efforts to free him.

03/02/2014

File photo of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md (credit: usna.edu)

Report: ‘Culture of Disrespect’ Fuels Academy Sex Assaults

A culture of bad behavior and disrespect among athletes at U.S. military academies is one part of the continuing problem of sexual assaults at the schools, according to a new Defense Department report that comes in the wake of scandals that rocked teams at all three academies last year.

01/09/2014

A U.S. Army helicopter flies over Kabul on June 2, 2011. (credit: PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

12/09/2013

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

A U.S. naval medic explains the feeding chair at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on Aug. 7, 2013. (credit: CHANTAL VALERY/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Pentagon, CIA Ordered Its Doctors To Help With Tortures Of Detainees

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.

11/04/2013

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Pentagon Says Charity to Pay Military Death Benefits During Shutdown

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.

10/09/2013

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Navy-Air Force, Army-BC Football Games Could Be Cancelled Due to Shutdown

Army, Navy and Air Force might be forced to skip their football games next weekend because of the budget impasse in Congress.

10/01/2013

Police cars sit parked at the entrance to the Washington Navy Yard on Sept. 17, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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.

09/18/2013

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