Martin Dempsey

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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

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

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Navy pilot earns degree in combat zone

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Finals week was dangerous for Thomas Saenz. The Navy lieutenant needed armed guards and an armored car to get to his California university-approved exam site, in Kabul, Afghanistan. A deadly bomb […]

05/17/2013

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General: sex abuse trend linked to respect issue

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force’s top general said Friday that sexual assaults in his branch of the military typically involve alcohol use and can be traced to a lack of respect for women. “We […]

05/17/2013

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North Korea’s leader showing he’s in charge

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea’s new leader is using the threat of a nuclear strike to get concessions on foreign aid rather than trying to trigger military conflict, top U.S. intelligence officials told Congress Thursday.

04/11/2013

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

US general: Taliban likely to be long-term threat

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) — The United States accepts that a diminished but resilient Taliban is likely to remain a military threat in some parts of Afghanistan long after U.S. troops complete their combat mission next year.

04/07/2013

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

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

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