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D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

D.C. Police Chief Urges Obama to Let Police Keep Military Equipment

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.

08/27/2014

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey brief reporters at the Pentagon on plans to respond to the ISIS threat. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Pentagon: Islamic State Militants Will Regroup

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.

08/21/2014

Artist conception of what the next generation of armored vehicles might look like. (Courtesy: DARPA)

Pentagon Wants Invisible Armored Truck That Can Drive Itself

Military planners want armored vehicles with less armor, more stealth.

08/20/2014

Members of the Iraqi anti-terrorism forces wave the national flag in celebration after securing a checkpoint from Sunni militants in the village of Badriyah, 15 kms West of Mosul on Aug. 19, 2014. (credit: AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

US Officials: Military Weighing Sending More American Troops To Iraq

U.S. officials say military planners are weighing the possibility of sending more American forces to Iraq mainly to provide additional security around Baghdad.

08/20/2014

Police confront demonstrators during a protest over the shooting death of Michael Williams on August 15, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Police shot pepper spray,  smoke, gas and flash grenades at protestors before retreating. Several businesses were looted as the county police sat nearby with armored personnel carriers (APC). Violent outbreaks have taken place in Ferguson since the shooting death of Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

US Rethinks Giving Excess Military Gear To Police

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.

08/16/2014

An Obama administration official has taken issue with Americans’ immediate reactions and harsh criticisms of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s recent release from Taliban custody in exchange for five high-level members being held at Guantanamo Bay. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US Rethinks Giving Excess Military Gear To Police

For years, Washington has sent military equipment to U.S. police departments.

08/16/2014

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Back-to-School Event Gives Free Supplies To Military Kids

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.

08/10/2014

Aerial photo of the National Mall. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Memorial Honoring Injured Veterans Nearing Completion in D.C.

The American Veterans Disabled For Life Memorial will be the first memorial in Washington dedicated to veterans who come home with life-changing injuries.

07/23/2014

An Obama administration official has taken issue with Americans’ immediate reactions and harsh criticisms of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s recent release from Taliban custody in exchange for five high-level members being held at Guantanamo Bay. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Draft Notices Mistakenly Sent to 14,000 Men Born in 1800s

No, the United States military isn’t trying to build a force of centenarians.

07/10/2014

The rate of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries — good news about an epidemic that is still growing simply because more people are living to an old age, new studies show.  (MAURICIO LIMA/AFP/Getty Images)

Military To Develop Brain Implants For Injured Vets

Scientists will develop wireless implants that can help people with traumatic brain injuries recover memory function.

07/09/2014

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