United States Department of Defense

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

Chuck Hagel

Hagel on furloughs for Defense Department civilians

WASHINGTON (AP) – More than 650,000 civilian Defense Department workers will begin taking the first of their 11 unpaid days off next week, but the cut in salary they will see in the three months […]

07/05/2013

US Army carry team carries transfer case of US soldier killed in Afghanistan, Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. (AP Photo)

US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,100

(The Associated Press) – As of Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at least 2,100 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according […]

06/11/2013

Howard McKeon, US Representative of California (AP Photo)

McKeon: State didn’t ask for help before Benghazi

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior House Republican says U.S. military forces weren’t in a position to help those under attack at a U.S. diplomatic post in Libya because the State Department had failed to ask […]

05/21/2013

Missile defense system tested over Pacific Ocean

PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE FACILITY, Hawaii (AP) — The Missile Defense Agency and US Navy sailors completed a successful test of a missile defense system by destroying a target launched in the Pacific Ocean. The Department […]

05/16/2013

U.S. Department of Defense (AP Photo)

DOD poised to trim furlough days, add exemptions

WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks of debate and number-crunching, the Defense Department announced plans Tuesday to furlough about 680,000 of its civilian employees for 11 days through the end of this fiscal year, allowing only […]

05/14/2013

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

U.S. Department of Defense (AP Photo)

Report: Pentagon must do more to prevent assaults

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report required by Congress calls on the Department of Defense to assess how well commanding officers handle sexual assault and harassment complaints as a condition of their job.

03/26/2013

Leon Panetta

Pentagon notifies Congress of likely furloughs

WASHINGTON (AP) – Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told Congress on Wednesday that if automatic government spending cuts kick in on March 1 he may be compelled to furlough the “vast majority” of the Defense Department’s 800,000 civilian workers.

02/20/2013

Afghanistan map with military helicopter

US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,045

(AP) – As of Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at least 2,045 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of the country in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.

02/19/2013

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