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Obama praises special ops forces after rescue

WASHINGTON (AP) — A member of a U.S. special operations team was killed during a weekend rescue mission in Afghanistan that freed an American doctor abducted by the Taliban outside of Kabul five days ago.

12/09/2012

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

General demoted for lavish travel, spending

WASHINGTON (AP) – A senior U.S. official says Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has demoted the former head of U.S. Africa Command who was accused of spending thousands of dollars on lavish travel and other unauthorized […]

11/13/2012

Panetta: Admin deciding on post-2014 troop levels

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT OVER THE PACIFIC (AP) – Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the Obama administration is nearing a decision in the next few weeks on how many U.S. troops will remain in […]

11/12/2012

Pentagon timeline shows military response to Libya

WASHINGTON (AP) – New Pentagon details show that the first U.S. military unit arrived in Libya more than 14 hours after the attack on the consulate in Benghazi was over, and four Americans, including the […]

11/09/2012

US sends forces to Jordan in case of Syrian escalation

BRUSSELS (AP) – Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the United States has sent troops to the Jordan-Syria border to help build a headquarters in Jordan and bolster that country’s military capabilities in the event that […]

10/10/2012

2 Marines to be court-martialed in urination case

WASHINGTON (AP) – Two Marine non-commissioned officers will be court-martialed for allegedly urinating on the bodies of Taliban fighters last year in Afghanistan and posing for unofficial photos with casualties, the Marine Corps said Monday. […]

09/24/2012

House makes lying about military service a crime

WASHINGTON (AP) – Those who lie about military service or make false claims about receiving military medals with the intent of benefiting from those claims would be committing a crime under legislation passed by the […]

09/13/2012

Panetta: Egypt's leaders promise full democracy

(AP) – Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says he’s been given assurances by Egypt’s new president and its military chief that they will steer their country to full democracy. Panetta is in Cairo, where he met […]

07/31/2012

Panetta urges greater emphasis on mental fitness

(AP) – The military is dealing with an increasing number of suicides, and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says commanding officers must make clear that seeking help for the stresses of war is a sign of […]

06/22/2012

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