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Yochi J. Dreazen

Defense

General retracts controversial suicide comments

Fort Bliss commander apologizes for describing suicide as 'a selfish act.'

Defense

General's blog post reignites Army suicide debate

In entry that was later removed, Maj. Gen. Dana Pittard called soldier suicides an "absolutely selfish act."

Defense

New FBI probe of bomb plot highlights administration’s tough stance on leaks

Bureau is trying to identify which officials spoke to reporters about the foiled attack.

Defense

Bomb plot underscores terrorist threat from Yemen

CIA foiled the plot and took possession of the bomb.

Management

Sex scandal hits Secret Service as most expensive presidential race gets under way

Agency has budgeted $113 million for candidate protection, a record high.

Defense

Can the military police itself?

U.S.-led command in Afghanistan has been rocked by a series of missteps in recent months.

Defense

Dempsey: 'We let the boss down' in Colombia

Joint Chiefs chairman apologizes for troops' alleged role in sex scandal.

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Details emerge on coming U.S. offensive in eastern Afghanistan

5,000 U.S. troops to move east, with a focus on Kabul and the Pakistan border.

Defense

New Afghan attack raises doubts about U.S.-funded militias

Program is central to the plan for stabilizing Afghanistan, but incident suggests militia members aren't being properly vetted and overseen.

Defense

Bales charged on 17 counts of pre-meditated murder

The staff sergeant is the sole suspect in the shooting deaths of 17 Afghan civilians.

Defense

Charges in Afghan shooting will be start of long legal journey

Process is almost certain to continue after U.S. troops have withdrawn.

Defense

Afghan war commander: We stick to the plan

Gen. John Allen wants no more troop withdrawals than those already scheduled.

Defense

Commander grilled over Afghanistan future

Support for the war has been steadily evaporating, but the war itself will grind on all the same.

Defense

Suspect in Afghan shootings identified

Staff Sgt. Robert Bales enlisted in the Army in 2001 and is a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan.

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U.S. officials dole out selective details on shooter

Identity of sergeant who allegedly killed 16 Afghan civilians still not public.

Defense

Navy chief: U.S. to bring 'sawed-off shotgun' to Persian Gulf

U.S. ramping up military capabilities in region amid tensions with Iran.

Defense

Panetta: Pentagon planning for potential Iran strikes

An attack would set Iran's nuclear program back only by a few years, officials warn.

Defense

Pentagon weighs military strikes into Syria; clear risks remain

Diplomacy first, Panetta and Dempsey tell lawmakers.

Defense

Panetta takes a slap at the GOP

'It’s easy to talk tough. Acting tough is a hell of a lot more important,' Defense secretary says.

Defense

Obama administration offers new defense for killing U.S. citizens

But the counterterror policy raises as many questions as it answers.