Joint Chiefs of Staff

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Pentagon may revise same-sex benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is poised to extend health care, housing and other benefits to the same-sex spouses of military members by the end of August, but may reverse earlier plans to provide benefits […]

08/07/2013

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MIA efforts risk ‘total failure’

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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,” […]

07/08/2013

Women-in-combat

Military plans would put women in most combat jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Women may be able to start training as Army Rangers by mid-2015 and as Navy SEALs a year later under plans set to be announced by the Pentagon that would slowly bring […]

06/17/2013

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (AP Photo)

Hagel orders review of sex-abuse prevention

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Friday ordered the military to recertify all 25,000 people involved in programs designed to prevent and respond to sexual assault, an acknowledgement that assaults have escalated beyond […]

05/17/2013

Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman General Martin Dempsey (AP Photo)

US preparing for possible further North Korea actions

BAGRAM, Afghanistan (AP) — The top U.S. military officer says the Pentagon has bolstered its missile defenses and taken other steps because he “can’t take the chance” that North Korea won’t soon engage in some military action.

04/07/2013

California Governor Jerry Brown

New Calif. council to promote defense industry

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown launched a major push Thursday to bolster California’s military installations and defense industries amid federal cutbacks by establishing a council of retired generals and admirals to promote the state.

03/28/2013

Defense budget

Military leaders warn Congress of ‘hollow’ force

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s top military leaders warned Congress in unusually stark terms that failure to pass a 2013 defense budget plus automatic budget cuts has pushed the Pentagon to the brink of a crisis.

01/16/2013

Panetta asks for review of ethics training

BANGKOK (AP) – Citing a string of ethical lapses by senior military officers, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has asked the Joint Chiefs of Staff to review ethics training and to brainstorm on ways to steer […]

11/15/2012

Dempsey vows to 'turn up the volume' on veterans

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Monday he wants to increase the national conversation about war veterans and how they’re treated and regarded in society. Gen. Martin Dempsey […]

10/01/2012

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