Afghanistan swore in Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as its second elected president on Monday, embarking on a new era with a national unity government which quickly signed an agreement with the United States that would guarantee a continuing American military presence to help confront a resilient Taliban insurgency.
The Obama administration will assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to West Africa “to combat and contain” what senior administration officials call an “extraordinarily serious epidemic.”
A Maryland School for the Deaf teacher from Frederick is leading a rally in support of allowing the deaf and hard-of-hearing to serve in the U.S. military.
The District of Columbia police chief is urging President Barack Obama not to cancel a program enabling local law enforcement agencies to buy surplus military equipment at big discounts.
American air strikes have disrupted ISIS military operations, but Def. Sec. Hagel warns the Islamic extremist group will eventually recover and begin a new offensive.
Military planners want armored vehicles with less armor, more stealth.
U.S. officials say military planners are weighing the possibility of sending more American forces to Iraq mainly to provide additional security around Baghdad.
After a decade of sending military equipment to civilian police departments across the country, federal officials are reconsidering the idea in light of the violence in Ferguson, Missouri.
For years, Washington has sent military equipment to U.S. police departments.
Military kids in Maryland and Virginia will be able to snag some free back-to-school supplies this week thanks to Operation Homefront Mid-Atlantic.