A volunteer walks on top of the debris of a collapsed temple at Basantapur Durbar Square in Kathmandu. (Photo by Omar Havana/Getty Images)

Pentagon Sending Aid To Quake-Ravaged Nepal

Military cargo plane has left Dover Air Force Base with 45 tons of equipment to provide relief for earthquake survivors.



New Pentagon Strategy Warns Of Cyberwar Capabilities

Military planners for the first time advocate using cyberwar techniques to attack and disrupt enemy computer systems.


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Pentagon: ISIS Loses Ground In Iraq, Makes Gains In Syria

The Pentagon says that while Islamic State militants have lost control of up to 6,500 square miles in Iraq, they have gained a bit of ground in Syria since last August.


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Survey: Male Special Operations Soldiers Fear Pentagon Will Lower Standards To Integrate Women Into Units

Surveys find that men in U.S. special operations forces do not believe women can meet the physical and mental demands of their commando jobs, and they fear the Pentagon will lower standards to integrate women into their elite units, according to interviews and documents obtained by The Associated Press.


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Pentagon to Host Warrior Games This Summer at Quantico

Wounded warriors from across the country will be converging on northern Virginia this summer for an Olympic-style competition.


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New Defense Chief Vows To Protect Troops’ Safety And Dignity

Ash Carter was sworn in as President Obama’s fourth Secretary of Defense.


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Report: Obama To Ask For Big Increase To Pentagon Budget

Pentagon documents obtained by the AP reveal the president will ask Congress for $534 billion to fund the Defense Department, a nearly 8 percent increase over last year.

Obama will ask for $534 billion for the core budget of Defense Department


Armed Yemeni men loyal to the Shiite Huthi movement shout slogans during a tribal gathering against al-Qaeda militants in the Bani al-Harith area, north of Sanaa, on Aug. 17, 2014. (credit: MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Al Qaeda Threatening To Execute American In Yemen Following US Raid To Free Him

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is threatening to execute an American photojournalist.


Assault victim Marine Lance Corporal Stacey Thompson (Ret.) calls for the creation of an independent military  justice system to deal with sexual harassment and assault in the military at a February 2014 news conference.(Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Military Sex Assaults Up 8 Percent

Anonymous survey suggest victims are becoming far more willing to come forward and seek help or file complaints than in years past.


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Soldier from Maryland Killed in Afghanistan

The Pentagon says a soldier from Wicomico County is one of two who were killed in Afghanistan.