June 17, 2011 After an individual was taken into custody early this morning in Arlington National Cemetery, the investigation led to a nearby vehicle and forced the closing of highways.
June 9, 2011 With bin Laden dead, "we have a unique opportunity to make new gains on al-Qaida," he tells the Senate Armed Services Committee as the confirmation hearing on his nomination to be secretary of Defense begins.
April 28, 2011 President Obama chose officials as part of his national security team who should be easily confirmed by the Senate. They also have a familiar, Bush-era feel.
January 28, 2011 The U.S. military is moving ahead with plans to end its "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays serving in the military. Pentagon officials talked to reporters today about the process.
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The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force puts on an air display to mark its 60th birthday in Beijing on November 15, 2009. (Those are not stealth prototypes.)
January 6, 2011 As Defense Secretary Robert Gates announces new cost-cutting measures, the news from China of its efforts to produce a stealth fighter reminds world of its bid to transform its military.
December 23, 2010 An NPR/ProPublica investigation revealed that the military's health plan refuses to pay for a therapy that teaches everyday life skills to those who suffered traumatic brain injuries. The Pentagon says its is studying the therapy's efficacy.
November 30, 2010 The DADT issue now moves to Congress where it's chances for lame duck passage are questionable.
November 30, 2010 The defense secretary also urges the Senate to pass a repeal of the policy that bars openly gay men and women from serving in the military before the end of the year.
October 28, 2010 The FBI says a shooting this week at a military facility in Virginia has been linked to other recent shootings. Lab tests show the same weapon was used in all three attacks.
September 10, 2010 The Pentagon's top spokesman wrongly told reporters brain trauma wasn't eligible for Purple Heart.
August 13, 2010 Pentagon brass worry about what Defense Secretary Robert Gates' cuts will mean to their promotions. The cutbacks raise fears that officers who see no possibilities for advancement will leave the military.
August 9, 2010 Defense Secretary Gates outlined more cost cuts, including a proposal to close a DOD command.
July 27, 2010 The Pentagon can't account for nearly $9.1 billion in Iraq reconstruction funds.
June 16, 2010 Pentagon Talks Up Afghanistan Strategy Despite Skeptics In Congress
June 16, 2010 Army Parks Recruiting Mistakes In Care Units
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