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A sign announcing the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl sits in the window of the Hailey Paint and Supply store on Main Street on June 1, 2014 in Hailey, Idaho. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Pentagon Official: Bergdahl ‘At Worst A Deserter, At Best A Stupid Kid’

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl can expect a buoyant homecoming after five years in Taliban hands, but those in the government who worked for his release face mounting questions over the prisoner swap that won his freedom.

06/02/2014

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)

House Panel Backs Pentagon on Sex Assault Cases

The Pentagon posted a narrow win Wednesday as a House panel endorsed leaving the authority to prosecute rapes and other serious crimes with military commanders.

05/07/2014

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks during the closing news conference for a meeting of defense ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on April 3, 2014 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Hagel: Too Soon To Draw Any Broad Conclusions About Safety At Military Bases

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says it’s too soon to draw any broad conclusions about safety at U.S. military bases after the deadly shootings at Fort Hood, Texas.

04/04/2014

A Chinese satellite image from March 18, 2014, captured during the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. (CHINA STATE ADMINISTRATION OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INDUSTRY FOR NATIONAL DEFENSE)

Malaysia Airlines Search: Chinese Satellite Captures Image Of Large Object In Indian Ocean

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (CBSDC/CBS News/AP) — A satellite image released by China on Saturday offers the latest sign that wreckage from a Malaysia Airlines plane lost for more than two weeks could be in a […]

03/22/2014

File photo of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. (Credit: Rod Lamkey/Getty Images)

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

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

File photo of U.S. soldiers. (Photo by SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)

Post-2014 US Military Force In Afghanistan Will Range From 0 To 10,000

The top U.S. military officer says the Pentagon has developed several options for the size of the post-2014 force in Afghanistan, ranging from zero to 10,000 troops. But he says that with every day that goes by some of the options become less likely.

03/05/2014

General Atomics Avenger has a longer range and bigger payload to operate in remote regions. (Photo credit: General Atomics Aeronautical)

Report: New Military Drone Ready For Duty In Afghanistan

General Atomics Avenger has a longer range and bigger payload to operate in remote regions.

02/26/2014

Cheney says proposed Pentagon cuts would leave American military might dangerously compromised. (Getty Images)

Cheney Blasts Proposed Military Cuts

Former VP Cheney says proposed Pentagon cuts would leave American military might dangerously compromised.

02/25/2014

President Barack Obama (Photo credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama to Propose 1 Percent Federal Worker Pay Hike

The White House says President Barack Obama will propose a 1 percent pay raise next year for federal workers.

02/24/2014

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