Defense Department

Michele Flournoy testifies as Under Secretary of Defense for Policy during a hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee on March 15, 2011. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Top Candidate For Defense Job Bows Out

Source reveals Michele Flournoy has taken herself out of consideration to replace Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

11/25/2014

A congressionally-authorized program that allows the Pentagon to give surplus gear to local police has been questioned since the overwhelming police response to unrest in Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Pentagon Pursuing Changes In Surplus Gear Program

The Defense Department has been reviewing a congressionally-authorized program that provides surplus weapons, gear and other equipment to thousands of law enforcement agencies across the country.

11/13/2014

As of Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at least 2,185 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. credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

US Military Deaths In Afghanistan At 2,185

As of Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at least 2,185 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.

06/17/2014

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Obama: Child Migrants ‘Urgent Humanitarian’ Issue

The flood of migrant children trying to cross the Mexican border alone has become an “urgent humanitarian situation” that is likely to cost the government more than $1 billion more than the Obama administration thought.

06/03/2014

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

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