The “friendly fire” airstrike that killed five American soldiers in Afghanistan on June 9 is the first known case of a battlefield catastrophe that can be linked to automatic defense spending cuts that greatly curtailed prewar training.
The agency in charge of protecting the Pentagon has sent out a warning that “ISIL-linked terrorists” want to attack employees and is urging them to change routines and mask their identities.
One veteran on disability collected nearly $210,000 in benefits in 2013, while another earned more than $122,000 — nearly three times what his actual military pay would have been — according to a watchdog report being released Thursday that found tens of thousands of veterans are triple-dipping on disability.
Going beyond the White House’s recommendation for civilians, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Wednesday approved a mandatory 21-day quarantine for all military members who return to U.S. military bases after participating in an anti-Ebola operation in West Africa.
Obama administration officials Wednesday would not confirm reports that Russian hackers were behind recent breaches of the White House computer system, and the situation has riled Republicans on Capitol Hill who say they weren’t told of the cyberattack.
Large-scale Russian maneuvers in European airspace forced NATO member states to scramble jets Wednesday.
Rep. James P. Moran pressured the Department of Veterans Affairs to overrule one of its own senior procurement executives in 2012 and reinstate a policy that benefited a well-connected contractor, according to government records that show a VA official thought the congressman was stepping out of bounds.
The Obama administration is backing away from a 2001 commitment to help Taiwan acquire submarines to defend the island from Chinese attack.
The crash of a Hawker Hunter MK-58 jet near Port Hueneme, California, resulted in the death of its pilot and severe injuries to a passenger, the Los Angeles Times is reporting.
White House officials told The New York Times on Wednesday that Secretary of State John F. Kerry is privately likened to Sandra Bullock’s character Ryan Stone in the movie “Gravity,” as she flails about in the vast emptiness of space.
Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon visited the U.S. last week, but before leaving he secured an order for 25 additional F-35 stealth fighter jets from Lockheed Martin.
Deputy National Security Adviser Antony Blinken defended the Obama administration’s strategy for fighting the Islamic State during a rare public briefing in Washington.