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Army strong? Pentagon looks to field 50,000 fewer soldiers

The Obama administration is taking another huge chunk out of the soldier force just a few months after Gen. Raymond Odierno, Army chief of staff, presented a carefully planned three-year drawdown that called for 50,000 more troops. Published February 25, 2014

Duncan D. Hunter (right) served his second tour in Iraq near Fallujah in 2004. He retired as a captain from the Marine Corps Reserves and is running for his father's House seat. PHOTOGRAPH PROVIDED BY Duncan D. Hunter for Congress.

Army mulls funding for controversial intel network

The Army is assessing development plans for its battlefield intelligence network after Congress made it one of the largest budget-slashing victims in the new defense budget. Published February 4, 2014

** FILE ** A Special Operation Soldier of the United States Army Special Operations Command demonstrates his skills during a field exercise at Fort Bragg, N.C., April 26, 2012. (Image: USASOC)

Delta Force commando who saved 'numerous lives' in Benghazi seige honored

An Army Delta Force commando who infiltrated Benghazi to rescue U.S. diplomats, spies and security officers during a 2012 terrorist attack “was critical to the success of saving numerous lives,” according to a citation awarding him the military’s second-highest honor. Published January 25, 2014

** FILE ** Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey is chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Gen. Dempsey's 'failures in leadership' cited in Benghazi disaster

Members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, led by Vice Chairman Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, have issued a blistering criticism of Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, who as Joint Chiefs chairman is the nation’s highest-ranking officer and chief military adviser to President Obama. Published January 23, 2014

The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group. U.S. Navy photo.

Ominous warning: Admiral concedes U.S. losing dominance to China

While Adm. Sam Locklear said it was obvious Chinese military power is growing, he suggested it remains unclear whether China will seek in the long-term to be a hard adversary to the U.S. — so Washington should be working overtime on steering Beijing toward a cooperative security posture. Published January 16, 2014