Feb 24, 2014 — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel proposes cutting the size of the Army and taking steps that trim military pay and benefit costs. "We must now adapt, innovate and make difficult decisions," he says.
Feb 18, 2014 — A soldier from the Wisconsin National Guard posted a photo of herself and other solders joking around. Social media have erupted with complaints about disrespect.
Feb 12, 2014 — Democratic Sens. Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York are at odds over whether military commanders should retain control over pursuing prosecution in sexual assault cases.
Jan 30, 2014 — The scope of the scandal has grown sharply. Now, nearly 20 percent of the 500 officers in the nuclear weapons corps are implicated. The secretary of the Air Force says there are "systemic problems" in a command that has control over nuclear missiles.
Dec 20, 2013 — The military has come under fire for how it investigates and handles cases of unwanted sexual contact among its personnel. Under new rules, commanders won't be able to dismiss court-martial findings and victims will have more protections.
Dec 17, 2013 — It isn't yet known what caused the aircraft, said to be a helicopter, to come down. But Reuters reports that initial reports do not indicate that it came under attack. Regardless, it is the deadliest incident involving foreign troops in months.
Dec 4, 2013 — What's a fobbit? How about rumint? And then there's a self-licking ice cream cone. A dozen years of war in Afghanistan and Iraq have spawned a whole new military vocabulary.
Nov 6, 2013 — In an interview, the Pentagon chief says adjustments need to be made soon so that spending on health care, retirement benefits and related programs don't leave the nation with "a military that's heavily compensated, but probably a force that's not capable and not ready."
Sep 11, 2013 — Military Times asked 750 active-duty personnel about whether the U.S. should take action against the Assad regime for its alleged use of chemical weapons. About three-quarters said no. While not scientific, the results do echo what some military personnel have said in interviews.
Aug 14, 2013 — Zodiac produces most of the inflatable rafts used by the U.S. military. But a California company challenged that contract, saying it violates a requirement that the Defense Department use products made with American material and by U.S. workers. In response, Zodiac set up a factory in Maryland.