May 27, 2014 6:22pm

US Military in Afghanistan by the Numbers: 2,184 Dead, 19,600 Wounded

President Obama’s plan to keep 9,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan after the end of the combat mission this year will begin the full withdrawal of all U.S. military forces from Afghanistan by the end of 2016, bringing an end to America’s longest war. Over the… Read More »

May 21, 2014 5:31pm

U.S. Sends Drone, 80 Troops to Chad for Missing Schoolgirls Search

The United States is sending 80 military personnel and one unarmed Predator reconnaissance aircraft to Chad as part of a growing effort to find the more than 275 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamic extremists a month ago. The unmanned reconnaissance aircraft will join similar aircraft… Read More »

May 20, 2014 6:50pm

What a US Military Evacuation in Libya Might Look Like

With the security situation in Libya deteriorating daily, the Pentagon has placed 250 Marines and aircraft in Sicily as a precautionary move should the State Department request the evacuation of American staff from the embassy in Tripoli, Libya, military officials said today. But if the… Read More »

May 14, 2014 7:03pm

US Won’t Rule Out More Military Help in Nigeria, Susan Rice Says

Speaking to women foreign policy leaders today in Washington, National Security Adviser Susan Rice would not rule out the United States’ providing more military help to Nigeria in locating the 200-plus girls abducted from their school dormitories a month ago, but emphasized that the girls… Read More »

May 13, 2014 6:06pm

US Flying Surveillance Aircraft Over Nigeria in Search of Kidnapped Girls

The United States military is flying both manned and unmanned surveillance aircraft over northeastern Nigeria in the search for more than 250 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram, Pentagon officials said today. The move reflects a growing U.S. participation in the search efforts for the girls,… Read More »

May 7, 2014 5:36pm

Nation’s Law Enforcement Officers Set to Honor the Fallen

Tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from across the country are set to converge on Washington in the coming days for “Police Week” to honor their fallen colleagues. And for former police officer Bobby Egbert, the commitment made by officers who swore an oath… Read More »

May 5, 2014 7:26pm

Former Nuclear Admiral Gets Reprimand in Fake Casino Chips Case

The admiral fired from his position last fall as the number two officer at U.S. Strategic Command has been reprimanded and fined for his use of counterfeit gambling chips at an Iowa casino, the Navy said in a statement today. By accepting the non-judicial punishment,… Read More »

Apr 30, 2014 6:38pm

Defense Intelligence Director Stepping Down

Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, has announced that he is stepping down later this year.   Flynn has run the Defense Department’s intelligence agency for almost two years and was slated to be in the post for an additional year…. Read More »

Apr 25, 2014 4:00pm

Chuck Hagel Wants to Talk Ukraine With Russia by Phone, But No Response

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has been trying to get Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on the phone the past 24 hours to discuss de-escalating the tensions along the Russian border but has been unable to reach him, Pentagon officials said today. And the U.S. military… Read More »

Apr 23, 2014 9:36pm

Former Blue Angels Commander Reassigned After Sex Harassment Complaints

The Navy says a former commander of the Navy’s Blue Angels flight demonstration team was reassigned from his current post because of an ongoing investigation that he allowed “lewd speech, inappropriate comments, and sexually explicit humor” under his command. The “inappropriate work environment within the… Read More »