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Afghanistan security forces arrive at the entrance gate of a foreign logistics company in Kabul on July 2, 2013, after a suicide attack. (credit: MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Afghan Security Forces Facing First Summer Fighting Without US Ground, Air Support

This former American military base in northeastern Afghanistan was a critical launching pad during the troop surge to fight Taliban militants, but the pace of fighting in this key border area remains high even after the Afghan military has taken over.

07/04/2013

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Committee Passes Bill to Address Sexual Assaults

With broad support from Republicans and Democrats, a House committee Wednesday approved legislation to tackle the growing problem of sexual assault in the armed forces by taking away the power of military commanders to overturn convictions in rape and assault cases.

06/05/2013

The military chiefs of Japan and the United States on Friday reaffirmed their commitment to cooperate closely on defense measures in order to deal with threats of missile and nuclear tests from North Korea. (Photo credit  TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

US, Japan Military Chiefs Vow Cooperative Defense Against North Korean Threats

The military chiefs of Japan and the United States on Friday reaffirmed their commitment to cooperate closely on defense measures in order to deal with threats of missile and nuclear tests from North Korea.

04/26/2013

North Korea on Thursday demanded the withdrawal of U.N. sanctions and the end of U.S.-South Korea military drills as preconditions for the resumption of talks meant to defuse tension on the Korean Peninsula. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)

North Korea Sets Preconditions For Talks To Restart

North Korea on Thursday demanded the withdrawal of U.N. sanctions and the end of U.S.-South Korea military drills as preconditions for the resumption of talks meant to defuse tension on the Korean Peninsula.

04/18/2013

A lack of oversight on Defense Department contracts has left more than 80 percent of taxpayer-funded Afghanistan projects vulnerable to direct funding of terrorists, including the Taliban.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Senate Report: Mismanaged US Contractor Funds Aid Taliban, Afghan Enemies

A lack of oversight on Defense Department contracts has left more than 80 percent of taxpayer-funded Afghanistan projects vulnerable to direct funding of terrorists, including the Taliban.

04/12/2013

North Korea has completed preparations for a missile test that could come any day, a South Korean Defense Ministry official said as Pyongyang prepares to mark the April 15 birthday of its founder, historically a time when it seeks to draw the world's attention with dramatic displays of military power.  (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Amid Escalating Nuclear Threats, North Korea Prepares Itself For Largest Holiday

North Korea has completed preparations for a missile test that could come any day, a South Korean Defense Ministry official said as Pyongyang prepares to mark the April 15 birthday of its founder, historically a time when it seeks to draw the world’s attention with dramatic displays of military power.

04/10/2013

North Korea on Tuesday urged all foreign companies and tourists in South Korea to evacuate, saying the two countries are on the verge of nuclear war. The new threat appeared to be an attempt to keep the region on tenterhooks over its intentions.  (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

North Korea Urges Foreigners To Vacate SKorea Following ‘Hostile Actions’ Of US ‘Warmongers’

North Korea on Tuesday urged all foreign companies and tourists in South Korea to evacuate, saying the two countries are on the verge of nuclear war. The new threat appeared to be an attempt to keep the region on tenterhooks over its intentions.

04/09/2013

North Korea's bellicose rhetoric and threats, while worrisome, appear to fit a decades-long pattern of provocation followed by uneasy peace, the top U.S. military officer said Friday. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Top US Military General: NKorea Threats ‘Just Reckless,’ Doubts Risk Of War

North Korea’s bellicose rhetoric and threats, while worrisome, appear to fit a decades-long pattern of provocation followed by uneasy peace, the top U.S. military officer said Friday.

04/05/2013

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Lawmakers Push For End To Draft Registration

Two lawmakers are waging a little-noticed campaign to abolish the Selective Service System, the independent federal agency that manages draft registration.

02/25/2013

A short-range, unitary, ballistic missile, Scud-like target lifts off from the decommissioned USS Tripoli in a Missile Defense Agency flight test on June 5, 2008 at the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Barking Sands, Kauai, Hawaii. (credit: U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

Military Conducts Largest, Most Complex Test Of Ballistic Missile Defense System

The U.S. military intercepted four out of five targets over the Pacific Ocean in the largest and most complex test of the nation’s ballistic missile defense system, the Missile Defense Agency said.

10/28/2012

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