- US defense secretary calls for faster technology development Updated: May-25-16 5:09 pm
NEWPORT, Rhode Island - U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said on Wednesday that a naval facility in Rhode Island is doing what the entire Defense Department should do: develop technology more quickly.
- Army Reserves lieutenant colonel indicted for fraud Updated: May-25-16 4:05 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Prosecutors say an Army Reserves lieutenant colonel has been indicted on accusations of fraudulently supplying Chinese-made baseball caps and backpacks as American-made gear to the Army Recruiting Command.
- Feds spend billions to run museum-ready computer systems Updated: May-25-16 3:11 pm
WASHINGTON - The government is squandering its technology budget maintaining museum-ready computer systems in critical areas from nuclear weapons to Social Security. They're still using floppy disks at the Pentagon.
- Department of Defense opening new office in Cambridge Updated: May-24-16 3:56 pm
BOSTON - The Department of Defense is hoping to tap into the East Coast's cutting-edge technology by opening a new office in Cambridge.
- Pentagon: Remains of WWII Marine from upstate NY identified Updated: May-24-16 1:02 pm
ALBANY, New York - The remains of a New Yorker recovered along with those of 34 other Marines killed in a bloody Pacific island assault during WWII have been identified.
- SOUTH CHINA SEA WATCH: China 'happy' US-Vietnam ties warming Updated: May-23-16 11:58 pm
A look at some recent key developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters rich in fish and potential gas and oil reserves:
- Russia protests US reconnaissance flight over Sea of Japan Updated: May-23-16 6:59 pm
MOSCOW - Russia's Defense Ministry has protested a U.S. reconnaissance flight over the Sea of Japan near the nation's borders, saying it jeopardized air safety in the area.
- Piece from 9/11 Pentagon attack to be displayed at airport Updated: May-23-16 1:42 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The public will be able to see an artifact from the Sept. 11, 2001 attack on the Pentagon after it is unveiled this week at the Charleston airport.
- Senator says sex case files show 'troubling command culture' Updated: May-23-16 1:37 pm
WASHINGTON - Sexual misconduct remains a destructive force in the armed forces and military communities, a U.S. senator said Monday in a new report that urges Congress to take more aggressive steps to end sex crimes in the ranks.
- Get Started: House OKs small business contract legislation Updated: May-23-16 1:34 pm
- Pentagon: US airstrike targets Taliban leader Mullah Mansour Updated: May-21-16 9:30 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. targeted Taliban leader Mullah Mansour in an airstrike Saturday near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, the Defense Department said, and a U.S. official said Mansour was believed to have been killed.
- Afghan who faced charges at Guantanamo can now be released Updated: May-20-16 7:38 pm
MIAMI - An Afghan who once faced war crimes charges at Guantanamo has now been cleared for release from the U.S. base in Cuba, the government announced Friday.
- US could lift arms embargo on Vietnam amid China tensions Updated: May-19-16 5:42 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama could lift restrictions on arms sales when he makes his first visit to Vietnam next week. That would remove a final vestige of wartime animosity but would not please China, which views growing U.S. defense ties in its backyard with deep suspicion amid rising military tensions in the South China Sea.
- Provision on made-in-USA sneakers 1 step closer to approval Updated: May-19-16 5:37 pm
A proposal to require the Defense Department to buy U.S.-made sneakers has cleared the House, bringing the concept closer than ever to become federal law.
- Capitol Hill Buzz: NFL returns money used to honor troops Updated: May-19-16 4:48 pm
WASHINGTON - Two Republican senators said Thursday that they've scored a touchdown for taxpayers after the National Football League informed them that it is refunding more than $700,000 paid by the Defense Department to NFL clubs to honor military service members at league games and events.
- House chairman complains about Pentagon response on Benghazi Updated: May-19-16 2:42 pm
WASHINGTON - The chairman of the House Benghazi committee on Thursday complained that the Pentagon has failed to provide the names of all the pilots who sent drones over Libya the night of the deadly 2012 attacks, slowing the more than two-year-old investigation.
- Businessman accused of botching more than $1M federal job Updated: May-19-16 1:27 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - A Tennessee businessman is accused of ripping off $1.2 million from the U.S. Department of Defense for shoddy work his firm did under federal contracts.
- GOP-led House decisively approves $602 billion defense bill Updated: May-18-16 10:31 pm
WASHINGTON - The Republican-led House voted convincingly Wednesday to approve a $602 billion defense policy bill after rejecting attempts by Democrats to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and to repeal the war powers President Barack Obama relies on to fight the Islamic State.
- Pentagon: Chinese jets fly close to US spy plane Updated: May-18-16 6:14 pm
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon says two Chinese fighter jets flew within about 50 feet of a U.S. Navy reconnaissance plane Tuesday in international airspace over the South China Sea.
- Illinois fights US spy agency decision to stay in St. Louis Updated: May-18-16 4:54 pm
ST. LOUIS - Illinois officials are aggressively fighting the preliminary decision to relocate a federal spy agency to a new site in St. Louis, rather than to a site across the Mississippi River in a suburban area of southern Illinois.
- Capitol Hill Buzz: Gowdy remarks stir partisan Benghazi feud Updated: May-18-16 2:36 pm
WASHINGTON - It's a question congressional investigators have long been seeking to answer: Could the military have reached the besieged diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, in time to prevent the killings of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, the night of Sept. 11, 2012?
- New jobs at Newport News shipyard tied to submarine program Updated: May-18-16 9:33 am
NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland - Newport News Shipbuilding is planning to eventually add more than 1,000 jobs to help build a new fleet of ballistic missile submarines for the Navy.
- The Latest: Piotrowski wins Idaho Democratic primary Updated: May-18-16 2:06 am
BOISE, Idaho - The Latest on Idaho's primary election (all times local):
- Medical charity MSF urges US to pay Afghan hospital victims Updated: May-17-16 3:07 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan - A leading medical charity that suffered massive losses when U.S. helicopter gunships mistakenly struck its clinic in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz is criticizing the United States for failing to pay compensation to the wounded and families of the Afghans killed in the assault last October.
- GOP blocks provision to require women to register for draft Updated: May-17-16 3:07 pm
WASHINGTON - Buckling under conservative pressure, House Republicans pulled a legislative sleight of hand Tuesday and stripped a provision from the annual defense policy bill that would have required young women to sign up for a military draft.