Martin Dempsey

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey follows Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel after a news conference at the Pentagon, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, where Hagel recommended shrinking the Army to its smallest size since the buildup to U.S. involvement in World War II in an effort to balance postwar defense needs with budget realities. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Hagel says US military must shrink to face new era

WASHINGTON (AP) — Looking beyond America’s post-9/11 wars, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday proposed shrinking the Army to its smallest size in 74 years, closing bases and reshaping forces to confront a “more volatile, […]

02/24/2014

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Military sex assault reports jump by 50 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of reported sexual assaults across the military shot up by more than 50 percent this year, an increase that defense officials say may suggest that victims are becoming more willing […]

12/27/2013

Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Top general to teens: Watch what you post online!

WASHINGTON (AP) — If they don’t believe their parents, maybe America’s teens will listen to the Pentagon’s top general. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey worried aloud Wednesday that the next […]

12/04/2013

This citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Syrians search under rubble to rescue people from houses that were destroyed by a Syrian government warplane, in Idlib province, northern Syria, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. ( AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN)

US officials: US considers training Syria rebels

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is considering a plan to use U.S. military trainers to help increase the capabilities of the Syrian rebels, in a move that would greatly expand the current CIA training […]

09/05/2013

US President Barack Obama (l) and President of Syria Bashar Assad. (AP Photo)

US moves forces toward Syria, inquiry continues

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. intelligence officials are still trying to determine whether Syria’s government unleashed a deadly chemical weapons attack on its people. At the same time, the Obama administration is preparing for a possible […]

08/25/2013

President Barack Obama returns a salute as he is met in the tarmac by the 11th Wing and Joint Base Andrews Commander Col. William Knight, right, as he switched from the Marine One helicopter to Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

US pressed to react to violence in Syria, Egypt

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is poised to suspend another major weapons shipment to Egypt amid deep divisions within the Obama administration over whether to cut off aid to the military-backed government. The debate mirrors […]

08/22/2013

Map shows U.S. embassies and consulates that will close. (AP Photo)

Top US officials discuss embassy threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. officials met Saturday to review the threat of a terrorist attack that led to the weekend closure of 21 U.S. embassies and consulates in the Muslim world and a global […]

08/03/2013

President Barack Obama (AP Photo)

Obama treads cautiously on Egypt leader’s ouster

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration is treading carefully after Egypt’s military overthrew its president, wary of taking sides in a conflict that pits a democratically elected leader against a people’s aspirations for prosperity and […]

07/04/2013

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What it takes to become an Army Ranger

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the military looks to bring women into combat jobs closer to the front lines, including commando units, senior leaders are reviewing the physical and mental requirements that troops must meet in […]

06/18/2013

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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

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Military calls sexual assault ‘like a cancer’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military leaders said Tuesday that sexual assault in the ranks is “like a cancer” that could destroy the force, but they expressed serious concerns about far-reaching congressional efforts to strip commanders of […]

06/04/2013

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Soldier charged with videotaping women

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Army sergeant has been charged with secretly photographing and videotaping at least a dozen women at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, including in a bathroom. The Army said Wednesday […]

05/22/2013

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