Report: 52 Felons Received Access to U.S. Military Installations, Including Alleged Drug Dealers, Child Molesters
A new report released by the Pentagon inspector general finds that felons have routine access to military bases throughout the nation.
For President Barack Obama, the prospect of more U.S. military action in the Middle East hung over his observance Wednesday of the Sept. 11 attacks that occurred a dozen years ago.
Hundreds of people gathered Wednesday at an Arlington County plaza three miles from the Pentagon and observed a moment of silence commemorating the Sept. 11 anniversary in a short, simple ceremony to remember a tragedy that no one has forgotten.
As a retired colleague told the story of how fire truck Foam 161 was damaged on Sept. 11, 2001, Mark Skipper examined the charred remains of the vehicle, cut a grin and expressed amazement that the crew lived through the terrorist attack.
New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen says the Pentagon’s decision to make health care, housing and other benefits available to same-sex spouses of military members is a big win for fairness and equality.
The head of nuclear air forces, Lt. Gen. James M. Kowalski, revealed to The Associated Press on Tuesday that the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., had failed what the military calls a “surety” inspection — a formal check on the unit’s adherence to rules ensuring the safety, security and control of its nuclear weapons.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who helped force the military to allow gays in its ranks, is determined to upend laws governing how the armed services handle an epidemic of sexual assaults.
The Pentagon’s effort to account for tens of thousands of Americans missing in action from foreign wars is so inept, mismanaged and wasteful that it risks descending from “dysfunction to total failure,” according to an internal study suppressed by military officials.
A day without pay, the first of 11 through September, comes next week for more than 650,000 people who hold civilian jobs with the Defense Department. Officials worry that the Pentagon will be hit even harder by layoffs in 2014 if automatic budget cuts continue as planned.
A member of the Senate Armed Services Committee says that military commanders who allow sexual assault to flourish should be fired.