House Democrat Renews Push To End Controversial 9/11 Rules Of War On Terror
A top Democrat on the House intelligence committee is spearheading a renewed effort to end the administration's controversial, 9/11-era counterterrorism rules of war.
As Withdrawal Looms, Afghan Veterans Wonder Whether Their Sacrifice Mattered
As Washington continues to weigh a complete troop pullout from Afghanistan next year, America's newest generation of veterans of the longest war in U.S. history are left wondering whether it was worth it. "It would be hard for me to justify all we did over there."
Guantanamo Defense Team Demands Release Of Full CIA Torture Report
The legal team defending one of the five 9/11 co-conspirators currently on trial at Guantanamo Bay is demanding U.S. military prosecutors hand over the complete version of a classified Senate report on the CIA's controversial interrogation program.
Senators Are Quietly Meeting To Change The Sweeping Post-9/11 Military Authorization Law
Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine tells BuzzFeed some lawmakers are meeting informally over altering the AUMF.
Hagel Urges Restraint In Cyberwarfare Ahead Of Key China Visit
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Friday called for restraint in U.S.-led cyberwarfare operations, as well as those conducted by foreign nations.
U.K. Defense Chief Doubts Russian Pledge To Not Invade East Ukraine
As Russian forces continue to amass along the country's western border with Ukraine, Washington and its allies are increasingly pessimistic that Moscow will keep its pledge not to move into the eastern European country.
The Crimea Blame Game Turns To Edward Snowden
Claims classified information released by NSA leaker Edward Snowden may have allowed Russia to evade U.S. efforts to anticipate Moscow's invasion of Crimea hold little water, according to U.S. and foreign intelligence officials.
Hagel Says Russian Defense Minister Assured Him Kremlin Has No Plans To Cross Into East Ukraine
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said he has received assurances that Moscow has no plans to move its forces deeper into Ukraine, despite its massive military buildup along the country's eastern border.
Pentagon "Exploring" Expanded Military Support To NATO Allies Near Ukraine
The White House and Pentagon are considering ramping up military support to NATO allies in Eastern Europe as fears continue that Russia will push its forces further into Ukraine.
"Troubling Gaps" In Pentagon Security Led To Navy Yard Massacre, Hagel Says
Months after a deadly mass shooting at the Navy's headquarters in Washington D.C., Pentagon leaders are still trying to close the "troubling gaps" in current security measures that led to the massacre.
Pentagon Official Denies U.S. Drone Was Downed Over Crimea
The denial comes after reports in Russian media.
Senators Air Intelligence Concerns As Obama's Top Pick To Lead NSA Heads For Confirmation
Vice Adm. Michael Rogers declines to answer a question about whether the NSA has carried out warrantless searches on the communications of American citizens.
Can The Pentagon Fix Its Sexual Assault Prevention Problem?
While the Defense Department is again reeling from accusations of sexual assault by service members assigned to prevent such crimes, the Pentagon is still on the fence over changing how it screens individuals for those jobs.
Everything You Need To Know About The Military Sexual Assault Bill That Passed In The Senate
Sen. Claire McCaskill passed a military sexual assault bill in the Senate on Thursday, while the Military Justice Improvement Act, a competing bill championed by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, failed.
Pentagon Cuts All Military Ties With Russia
The Pentagon has indefinitely suspended all military ties with Russia over the country's recent military action in Ukraine, significantly upping the stakes in the growing standoff between Washington and Moscow.
White House Holds Off On Military Options In Ukraine
The White House and State Department remain focused on diplomatic rhetoric and the threat of sanctions as Russia continues its push into Ukraine.
Russia Warned Pentagon Over Military Drills Near Ukraine
While Moscow gave U.S. military leaders fair warning before moving thousands of troops toward the Ukrainian border, the Russian military operation is still raising serious concerns at the White House and Pentagon.
White House Clears Way For Complete Withdrawal From Afghanistan
With frayed U.S.–Afghan relations at a breaking point, the Obama administration has officially given the green light to begin planning for a complete withdrawal from Afghanistan by the end of this year.
Ukrainian Military Leaders Ignoring Chuck Hagel
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's efforts to reach out to top Ukrainian military leaders are falling on deaf ears in Kiev, as concerns mount over whether the armed forces will remain on the sidelines amid ongoing violence in the country.
New Report Shows U.S. Diplomats Preparing For Complete Troop Withdrawal In Afghanistan
The White House and Pentagon remain optimistic they can reach a deal to maintain a limited troop presence in Afghanistan after the withdrawal later this year. U.S. diplomats aren't so sure, according to a newly released State Department report.
U.S. Special Operations Chief Wants More Women, Minorities In The Ranks
Adm. William McRaven, head of U.S. Special Operations Command and architect of the Osama Bin Laden raid, is spearheading an effort to get more women and minorities into America's elite combat units.
U.S. Military Leaders Tight-Lipped On Destruction Of Osama Bin Laden Death Pics
Pentagon leaders are keeping quiet on why the head of U.S. special forces ordered pictures of deceased al-Qaeda chieftain Osama bin Laden destroyed.