Defense

Parts of 9/11 victims' remains ended up in landfill -- report

Probe was sparked by media reports that military remains had been cremated at civilian facilities and ultimately sent to a landfill.

Defense

Panetta calls for tax increases, not Defense cuts

Pentagon chief also suggests changes to popular programs like Social Security.

Defense

Koran burning in Afghanistan fuels bloody new attacks on U.S. forces

Afghan soldier fled into a crowd of protestors after killing U.S. troops, official says.

Defense

Panetta: U.S. to wind down combat mission in Afghanistan next year

The Obama administration has previously promised to keep troops there until 2014.

Defense

'Premature' to use military force against Iran, Joint Chiefs chairman says

Dempsey says the U.S. remains committed to preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.

Defense

White House gives rundown of the rescue raid in Somalia

Background on the U.S. mission that freed two aid workers.

Defense

CIA indictment highlights murky ties between reporters and intel officials

Justice Department charges lay out, in detail, former agent's allegedly extensive cooperation with a pair of journalists.

Defense

Afghan troops ramp up attacks on Western trainers

Beyond their political impact, the attacks are threatening a core component of the U.S. strategy for winding down its involvement in Afghanistan.

Defense

Video of urinating Marines could be a defining image of Afghanistan war

The military fears the footage could assume iconic status throughout the Muslim world.

Defense

Obama unveils defense strategy for a changing, austere world

Plan is a reflection of the new budgetary realities facing the military after a decade of steady growth.

Defense

Shifts at Pentagon reflect dual realities of different threats, tighter budgets

The new thinking will mean potentially significant cuts to the size of the Army and Marine Corps.

Defense

Obama to make rare visit to Pentagon for rollout of new strategy

President will discuss plan for handling emerging threats amid budget cuts.

Defense

U.S. casualties trending down in Afghanistan

As of mid-December, 407 Americans have been killed, nearly a hundred fewer than last year.

Defense

For top U.S. military officer, economy emerges as major concern

Commanders are increasingly worried about the health of the economies of key U.S. allies.

News

Obama threatens veto of defense authorization bill

The move is a sharp escalation of the administration's battle with Congress over the future course of the war on terror.

Defense

Panetta plays last card, warns Defense cuts could lead to attack on the U.S.

Pentagon head says a reduced Defense budget 'invites aggression.'

News

Former top CIA lawyer under investigation

The Justice Department is probing whether John Rizzo revealed classified information during Newsweek interview.

Defense

U.S. scores some wins but Taliban winning the propaganda war

White House is fighting two battles in Afghanistan: one against the Taliban, and one against the public perception at home that the U.S. is losing.

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