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Nation May 01Reports of military sexual assault rose 50 percent, Pentagon finds
WASHINGTON -- Reports of sexual assaults by members of the military rose 50 percent after the Pentagon began a vigorous campaign to get more victims to come forward, prompting defense officials to order a greater focus on prevention programs, including…
World Apr 25Russian jets violate Ukraine airspace raising international tensions
U.S. defense officials said Friday that Russian fighter jets flew into Ukrainian airspace a handful of times over the last 24 hours, in what one called a continued provocation of the heightened tensions in the region.
Nation Apr 25Military suicides dropped 15 percent in 2013; Army National Guard sees uptick
Suicides across the military dropped by more than 15 percent last year, but new detailed data reveals an increase in the number of Army National Guard and Reserve soldiers who took their own lives.
Nation Apr 15First women move into Army field artillery jobs
FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Under a canopy of trees on the edge of a large field, soldiers from Bravo Battery are lying in a circle as they pore over targeting charts. Nearby, others are preparing the howitzer cannons as helicopters…
Nation Apr 07Hagel is first foreigner to tour China’s new aircraft carrier
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel got a rare tour Monday of China's first aircraft carrier, becoming the first foreign visitor to go aboard the ship, according to Chinese leaders.
World Apr 06Hagel delivers destroyers to Japan and a strong warning to North Korea and China
TOKYO -- U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivered a two-pronged warning to Asia Pacific nations Sunday, announcing that the U.S. will send two additional ballistic missile destroyers to Japan to counter the North Korean threat, and saying China must better…
Nation Mar 28Pentagon plans to triple cybersecurity staff
"The Department of Defense is on its way to building an elite, modern cyberforce," Hagel said in a speech at the retirement of Gen. Keith Alexander as head of the U.S. Cyber Command and NSA. "This force is enhancing our…
Nation Mar 24U.S. doubles effort to search for fugitive warlord Kony
The U.S. is sending military aircraft and more forces to assist in the hunt for fugitive African warlord Joseph Kony, more than doubling the number of American troops and airmen on the ground to 250.
Nation Feb 25Majority of U.S. army women say they do not want combat roles
Preliminary results from a survey of the Army's nearly 170,000 women show that only a small fraction of them would like to move into one of the newly opening combat jobs. Those who do want to make the move say…
Nation Feb 06Hagel urges military leaders to instill ‘moral character’ in troops tainted by ethics scandals
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel wants military leaders to inject more urgency into ensuring "moral character and moral courage" in a force suffering a rash of ethical lapses.