Pentagon

Roses that were placed on an anchor at an entrance of the Washington Navy Yard as security personnel stand watch, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

How can red flags be missed like Navy shooter’s?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government’s sprawling system of background checks and security clearances is so unreliable it’s virtually impossible to adequately investigate the nearly 5 million Americans who have them and make sure they can […]

09/19/2013

US Army soldier participant clears a hurdle as part of Combat Readiness Test, Fort Jackson Army Base, Columbia, South Carolina

Elite Army units to stop taking anti-malarial drug

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top doctor for Green Berets and other elite Army commandos has told troops to immediately stop taking mefloquine, an anti-malaria drug found to cause permanent brain damage in rare cases. The […]

09/19/2013

The World Trade Center Flag is presented as friends and relatives of the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks gather at the National September 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, for a ceremony marking the 12th anniversary of the attacks in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Nation pauses on 9/11 to pay tribute to victims

NEW YORK (AP) — As bells tolled solemnly, Americans marked the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on Wednesday with the reading of the names, moments of silence and serene music that have […]

09/11/2013

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

September 11th Anniversary: the Pentagon

President Obama observed the 12th anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks with a moment of silence at the White House earlier this morning and at a Pentagon Memorial. On L.A.’s Morning News, Penny and Phil […]

09/11/2013

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

September 11th Anniversary – New York City

This morning there have been four separate moments of silence … each marking the moment 12 years ago when terrorists flew planes into the World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania. […]

09/11/2013

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Report says DNA test verified bin Laden’s identity

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret budget documents show that a U.S. military laboratory in Afghanistan analyzed DNA from Osama bin Laden’s corpse and confirmed his identify shortly after he was killed by a Navy SEAL team. […]

08/29/2013

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

A U.S. Air Force F-16

Pentagon delaying fighter jet delivery to Egypt

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is delaying delivery of four F-16 fighter jets to Egypt in light of the military overthrow of Mohammed Morsi as president, but it has not decided whether to suspend military […]

07/24/2013

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Vets describe second betrayal when seeking care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Marine Tara Johnson says that when she finally got medical care after being sexually assaulted in the military, the Veterans Affairs doctor asked whether she really thought she had been raped. […]

07/19/2013

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Military works to change culture to combat rape

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The laughter and chatter ceased as soon as the two naval chiefs appeared on the rooftop deck of the barracks, where four sailors — three men and one woman — were […]

07/14/2013

Chuck Hagel

Hagel warns Congress to stop defense budget cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned lawmakers Wednesday of severe and unacceptable effects on the U.S. military if Congress doesn’t end the automatic spending cuts projected to slice $52 billion from the defense […]

07/10/2013

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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

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