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New SecDef signals support for transgender service

New SecDef signals support for transgender serviceDefense Secretary Ash Carter says he is open-minded about whether transgender people should be allowed in the military.
  • Pentagon
  • 3 days, 3 hours ago
World

Ash Carter makes 1st visit to Afghanistan As Pentagon chief

Ash Carter makes 1st visit to Afghanistan As Pentagon chiefU.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is in Afghanistan as the U.S. moves to withdraw its troops, but are Afghan security forces ready to take over? Video provided by Newsy
  • World
  • 5 days, 6 hours ago
Pentagon

Despite war's end, Pentagon extends Afghanistan campaign medal

Despite war's end, Pentagon extends Afghanistan campaign medalDefense officials said that the current phase of the Afghanistan War, known as Operation Freedom's Sentinel, is now a qualifying operation for award of the Afghanistan Campaign Medal.
  • Pentagon
  • 1 week ago
Veterans

Criticism of senator's war record rankles veterans

Criticism of senator's war record rankles veteransQuestions about whether Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst can call herself a "combat veteran" seen as insulting to many troops.
  • Veterans
  • 1 week ago
World

Raw: Taliban suicide bombers target police

Raw: Taliban suicide bombers target policeTaliban suicide bombers dressed as police officers attacked a police station Tuesday in Afghanistan, killing at least 20 people. (Feb. 17)
  • World
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
News

Soldiers receive Distinguished Service Cross for incredible valor

Soldiers receive Distinguished Service Cross for incredible valorMedic and EOD tech honored with the DSC for valor in Afghanistan.
  • News
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
World

Top U.S. commander says he is offering options on Afghan drawdown

Top U.S. commander says he is offering options on Afghan drawdownTestifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, General John Campbell, the commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan (ISAF) says he has provided his chain of command with options for troop drawdown in 2015. Ro
  • World
  • 2 weeks ago
Pentagon

IG thrashes DoD in final burn pit report

IG thrashes DoD in final burn pit reportGovernment watchdog blasts Pentagon for using burn pits in Afghanistan
  • Pentagon
  • 2 weeks ago