It “is as sophisticated and well-funded as any group we have seen. They are beyond just a terrorist group,” the U.S. defense secretary said Thursday.
After complaints from service members and lawmakers, military services now consider cornrows, braids, and twists as acceptable hairstyles.
The advisers reportedly will plan for the evacuation of refugees that have been stranded as ISIS militants advance in the region.
Failure to provide the transgender inmate with medical treatment “violates her well-established constitutional right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment.”
NATO and the U.S. believe the threat of an invasion has increased after 20,000 combat-ready Russian troops amassed on eastern Ukraine’s border.
The Associated Press reported on Thursday that “rudimentary” gender treatment for Manning had been approved. As of earlier this week, Manning was not receiving hormone treatment or gender accommodations.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel says reports of sexual assault in the military have increased 50% over the past year.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Friday called for restraint in U.S.-led cyberwarfare operations, as well as those conducted by foreign nations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From states that ban same-sex couples from marrying to military chaplains to questions about a service academy’s hires and environment, the ease of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” repeal is giving way to dealing with the rough spots.
“I miss him so much, and although we are confident things will work out, they haven’t yet,” Marine Corps Capt. Matthew Phelps says of his husband, thousands of miles away. Although the Pentagon is forcing states to recognize married same-sex couples, some of its own policies are keeping gay couples apart.
Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered the head of the National Guard Bureau to “take immediate action” to ensure that married same-sex couples are treated equally by the states’ National Guard operations.
“Where there are failures, we will correct them. We owe the victims, their families, and all of our people nothing less.”
The then-Senators missed the vote.
Chuck Hagel makes the claim in testimony to the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
UPDATED: The U.S. defense secretary said that the military is “ready to go.” The Syrian government continued to deny any role in an alleged chemical weapons attack.
Syria expected to be a focus of talks as U.S.–Russia tensions run high.
“Out of step with international norms, medical ethics and practices of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.”
“The [Pentagon] Defense Manpower Data Center is committed to upgrading [systems] so that eligible [same-sex domestic partners] and their families can begin receiving benefits/ID cards on 1 September 2013.”
In a statement aimed at recognizing “LGBT Pride,” LGBT organization finds cause for criticism of military’s ongoing bar on out transgender service members.
The red line. The White House is advising Congress that sarin gas has been used.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has also clashed with the U.S. military over repeated delays to the scheduled handover of Afghan detainees, New York Times reports.
AIPAC didn’t take a side — but its donors do. “A very bad guy.”
Ehud Barak’s remarks get scattered applause.
“The president gets to choose political appointees,” Paul says.