Pentagon Says Military Mistakenly Shipped Live Anthrax SamplesThe Pentagon says it inadvertently shipped live anthrax spores to as many as nine laboratories and is investigating how that happened.
CBS News: Hundreds Of Millions Taxpayer-Paid Products Unused In AfghanistanA massive amount of taxpayer-paid products have gone to waste in the Afghanistan war, as a clearer picture of what was never used and what was left behind is formed as U.S. troops withdraw.
Bergdahl Swap Increases Opposition To Obama's Promise To Close GuantanamoPresident Barack Obama's goal of closing the Guantanamo Bay prison is facing re-energized opposition from Republicans and increased questioning from fellow Democrats amid widespread anger in Congress over the swap of five Taliban detainees for the last American prisoner of war in Afghanistan.
Cold War-Era Spy Plane Hit By Defense Cuts, Unmanned Aircraft To ReplaceThe U-2 spy plane outlasted the Cold War, outlived its successor and proved crucial a half-century ago when two superpowers were on the brink of nuclear war.
Hagel Proposes Shrinking Army To Smallest Size In DecadesA U.S. official says that as part of the proposed 2015 defense budget, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel is recommending shrinking the Army to its smallest size in decades.
Study: Fleets Of Unmanned, 3D-Printed Drones The Future Of WarfareThe future of military warfare will be decided by specialized robots, guided munitions and fleets of 3D-printed, remote-controlled drones in the not-too-distant future, according to a report from national security think-tank, the Center for a New American Security.
CIA: Benghazi Team Clash Led To 'Stand Down' ReportCIA officers revealed a clash over how quickly they should go help the besieged U.S. ambassador during the 2012 attack on an outpost in Libya, and a standing order for them to avoid violent encounters, according to a congressman and others who heard their private congressional testimony or were briefed on it.
Hagel Offers Troops Glimmer Of Hope On Military BudgetPentagon chief Chuck Hagel is offering troops a rare glimmer of hope about the department's financial woes.
Gen. Dempsey Worries Teens' Social Media Use Could Disqualify Them From Military ServiceChairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey worried aloud Wednesday that the next generation of possible military recruits is ignorant about the damage that can come from showing bad or illegal behavior online.
White House Pushes For Guantanamo Prisoner TransfersPresident Barack Obama is pushing to overcome obstacles to closing the Guantanamo Bay prison, an elusive goal which has frustrated him since he took office. That is setting the White House on a collision course with Congress in its bid to loosen restrictions for moving out detainees.
Pentagon: Reports Of Sexual Assaults Up 46 PercentReports of sexual assaults in the military increased by an unprecedented 46 percent during the last fiscal year, the Pentagon said Thursday.
Pentagon: China Continues Cyberattacks Against US GovernmentSigns are growing that the sustained surge in cyberattacks emanating from China is imperiling its relations with the U.S., lending urgency to fledgling efforts by both governments to engage on the issue.