The Obama administration’s handpicked choice to run prosecutions at the Guantanamo war crimes court is pledging a new era of transparency from the remote base, complete with near simultaneous transmissions of the proceedings to victims and reporters on U.S. soil.
An Afghan employee of the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan opened fire Sunday evening in a CIA annex at the embassy, killing a U.S. citizen, a U.S. government official said.
The fragile and troubled relationship between the U.S. and Pakistan is on a deep, downward spiral. Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said last week that Pakistan’s intelligence agency had a role in several high-profile attacks in Afghanistan, including the attack earlier this month on the U.S. embassy in Kabul.
In March 2012, the Army plans to launch a five-year troop reduction effort to cut nearly 50,000 soldiers from its ranks using voluntary and involuntary separations and is considering buyouts, reductions in high-year tenure limits and early retirement boards as a means of reducing numbers, Army Service Personnel Chief Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick said, according to an Army Times article.
BAUMHOLDER, Germany — Staff Sgt. Thomas Wenzke would sit for hours, hunched over the five-ton truck’s window, scanning for hints of bombs along Iraq’s garbage-lined roadways.
WASHINGTON — The boom times are over for the nation’s military.
After more than doubling in the past 10 years, Pentagon budgets are in for big cuts from Congress in coming years. No one yet knows exactly what will be cut or how deeply the cuts will go, but everyone knows they’re coming.
Last winter, the government was planning to bring battered women’s shelters under government control.
Women’s rights advocates sprang into action, complaining that the new rules would turn shelters into virtual prisons for women who had run away from home because of abuse. But after a flurry of media attention, the Afghan government agreed to re-examine the issue. And this month, President Hamid Karzai’s Cabinet quietly approved a new draft that has support from women’s groups.
Tricare users would see out-of-pocket costs rise by $27 billion over the next decade, through higher pharmacy co-payments at retail drug outlets and a first-ever Tricare for Life annual fee, under President Obama’s $3 trillion plan to address the nation’s massive and growing debt.
It was September 1968, and Richard Crawford was on a secret mission in a country where U.S. troops weren’t supposed to be.
ARLINGTON, Va. — The secretary of the Army has released a report detailing improvements made at Arlington National Cemetery more than a year after embarrassing revelations at the burial ground.
“Don’t ask, don’t tell” is no more. The policy barred openly gay, lesbian or bisexual people from serving in the military.
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