February 8, 2012 "The Pentagon and the U.S. Central Command have begun a preliminary internal review of U.S. military capabilities," CNN is reporting. But U.S. officials also stress that they are committed to finding a diplomatic solution to the crisis.
January 27, 2012 The Defense Department has spent close to $3 billion since 2007 to treat and study traumatic brain injuries and post traumatic stress disorder. But a federal investigation finds that it's difficult to figure out how the money's been spent.
January 5, 2012 Saying that "the size and structure of our military and defense budget have to be driven by a strategy — not the other way around," the president has unveiled his administration's new military strategy.
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 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.