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An attack in eastern Afghanistan that wounded several American soldiers appears to have been perpetrated by an Afghan soldier, the Pentagon said Thursday.
Last summer, gays in the military dared not admit their sexual orientation. This summer, the Defense Department will salute them, marking June as "gay pride month" just as it has other celebrations honoring racial or ethnic groups.
The Pentagon said Tuesday it is sending military trainers back to Yemen for "routine" counterterrorism cooperation with Yemeni security forces amid an intensified battle against an offshoot of the al Qaeda terror network.
Conflicting images of the Secret Service and new questions about the military's handling of the prostitution scandal in Colombia emerged on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.
An Afghan driver somehow caught fire Wednesday as he crashed a stolen truck as U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta's plane was landing nearby, officials said.
An Afghan civilian stole a pickup truck and drove it onto an airfield where Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's plane was landing in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Wednesday.
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, meetings U.S. troops and Afghan leaders Wednesday, said the United States must never lose sight of its mission in the war, despite recent violence, including what appeared to be an attempted attack near the runway of a military base where he was about to land.
The Pentagon said Tuesday that a joint NATO-Afghan investigation into the burning of Korans at Bagram Air Field found that the "disposal process" of the holy books was improper but was not a malicious act intended to show disrespect for Afghans or Islam.
The U.S. military is fully committed to its mission in Afghanistan and has no plans to change its strategy despite recent deadly violence that has shaken already fragile relations between Americans and their Afghan partners, the Pentagon said Monday.