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Pentagon Reviews Will Focus On Military Medals

The Pentagon has launched three separate reviews on how military medals are awarded, in the face of broad criticism over the inability to recognize heroism in incidents such as the Fort Hood shootings and aborted plans to create a new award for drone pilots.

03/20/2014

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Documents Reveal Chaotic Military Sex-Abuse Record

At U.S. military bases in Japan, most service members found culpable in sex crimes in recent years did not go to prison, according to internal Department of Defense documents. Instead, in a review of hundreds of cases filed in America’s largest overseas military installation, offenders were fined, demoted, restricted to their bases or removed from the military.

02/09/2014

The future of military warfare will be decided by specialized robots, guided munitions and fleets of 3D-printed, remote-controlled drones in the not-too-distant future, according to a report from national security think-tank, the Center for a New American Security. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Study: Fleets Of Unmanned, 3D-Printed Drones The Future Of Warfare

The future of military warfare will be decided by specialized robots, guided munitions and fleets of 3D-printed, remote-controlled drones in the not-too-distant future, according to a report from national security think-tank, the Center for a New American Security.

01/29/2014

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Pentagon Honors Fort Detrick Vaccine Researcher

The Pentagon is honoring a scientist at Fort Detrick in Frederick with its top award for career civilian employees.

11/18/2013

The U.S. Government Accountability Office has identified a series of duplicated tech investments totaling nearly $321 million in possibly wasted spending from three federal agencies. (Getty images)

Study: $321M In Wasted Tech Spending

The U.S. Government Accountability Office has identified a series of duplicated tech investments totaling nearly $321 million in possibly wasted spending from three federal agencies.

09/15/2013

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DOD: Va. Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

The Pentagon says a 37-year-old soldier from Virginia has been killed in an enemy attack in Afghanistan.

08/21/2013

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UMUC Gets $250M Contract With Defense Department

The Department of Defense has awarded a $250 million contract to University of Maryland University College.

07/08/2013

A sailor conducts maintenance on the Phalanx CIWS close-in weapon system aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Stout at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., on May 8, 2013, during the Department of Defense's tour deemed Navy 101. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Missile Defense System Successfully Tested Over Pacific

The Missile Defense Agency and U.S. Navy sailors completed a successful test of a missile defense system by destroying a target launched Tuesday night over the Pacific Ocean.

05/16/2013

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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

US army soldier guards US military base Camp Phoenix in Kabul (Photo credit: MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images)

DoD: Half Of US Military Bases Lack Required Voter Assistance Offices

A new report by the Department of Defense (DoD) inspector general reveals that approximately half of U.S. military bases lack legally required facilities designed to assist service members through the voting process.

09/07/2012

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