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Nation Aug 26Pentagon probing alleged distorting of war intelligence
The Pentagon's inspector general is investigating an allegation that the military command overseeing the anti-Islamic State campaign distorted or altered intelligence assessments to exaggerate progress against the militant group, a defense official said Wednesday.
Politics Aug 22New Army chief weighing decision on women in combat
The Army's new chief of staff, Gen. Mark Milley, is taking a calculated approach to arguably the most consequential decision of his early tenure - whether to recommend that any all-male combat roles remain closed to women.
Nation Aug 21First female graduates of Ranger School earn elite tab
FORT BENNING, Ga. -- Capping their history-making week, the first female soldiers to complete the Army's rigorous Ranger School are graduating Friday, putting a spotlight on the debate over opening all combat roles to women.
Politics Jul 19Pentagon has no plans to offer Israel new arms deal
In the face of Israeli outrage over the Iran nuclear accord, the Pentagon is moving quickly to reinforce arguably the strongest part of the U.S.-Israeli relationship: military cooperation. But officials say Washington has no plans to offer new weaponry as…
Nation Jul 09Army plans to reduce active-duty troops by 40,000 over two years
The Army said Thursday that six domestic bases will lose 1,200 or more soldiers as part of a cost-saving plan to reduce the active-duty force by 40,000 troops over the coming two years. If Congress and the White House cannot…
Politics Jul 08Army cuts could grow even bigger if budget impasse persists
In the midst of a war against the Islamic State that the Obama administration says will last many years, the Army is moving ahead with big troop cuts. And they could grow even larger unless Congress and the White House…
Nation Jun 03At least 51 labs received live anthrax samples, number likely to grow
At least 51 laboratories in 17 states and three foreign countries received potentially live anthrax spores from the Defense Department over the past decade, and the number is likely to grow, Pentagon officials said Wednesday.
Politics May 28Army chief: Human error likely not cause of anthrax mistake
The Army's top general says human error probably was not a factor in the inadvertent shipping of live anthrax to research laboratories.
Nation May 16Despite setbacks, U.S. says military strategy against ISIS is working
Despite major new setbacks in Iraq, the U.S. military command leading the fight against Islamic State militants insists that its strategy is working and that the militants' takeover of a key oil refinery and a government compound are fleeting gains…
Nation Apr 24Two nuclear launch officers face charges for illegal drug use
The Air Force is charging two nuclear missile launch officers with illegal drug use.