I was disappointed to read the mischaracterization of the Defense Department (DOD) survey that appeared in your Jan. 19 article titled "Lawmaker wants OK from service chiefs in lifting of 'Don't Ask.' " The article claimed that "two-thirds of troops don't care if the ban is lifted." Where is support for this assertion?
Just when Democrats thought the thorny issue of repealing a ban on allowing gays to serve openly in the military had been resolved, a Republican lawmaker reopened the debate by calling for more military voices to have a say if, when and how the ban is lifted.
FBI agents thought they were hunting a spy for Israel in 2004 when they sought to raid the offices of a top lobbyist for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, according to a search warrant affidavit obtained by The Washington Times.
Two years ago this week, President Obama issued a sweeping executive order promising to shutter the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detention center within a year. Today, it's still open and running with little prospect of that changing in the near future.
A military advisory commission is recommending that the Pentagon do away with long-standing policies that ban women from serving in combat units.
New international disarmament talks with North Korea are possible only if the North backs off recent aggression against South Korea and demonstrates it is willing to bargain in good faith, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday.
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates asked Thursday for Japan's help in heading off a crisis with North Korea, while easing pressure on its Asian ally over the huge American military bases on its territory.
The Obama administration has ramped up its secret war on terror groups with a new military targeting center to oversee the growing use of special-operations strikes against suspected militants in hot spots around the world, according to current and former U.S. officials.
Two recent episodes offer an insight into a world in which the United States deliberately adopts a policy of pursuing international peace despite weakness, rather than practice what Ronald Reagan called "peace through strength."