Marine conquers rock wall-climbing challenge without his legs

Marine Cpl. Michael Egan wrote about his experience losing both legs on Checkpoint in June.

    Gen. Joseph Dunford takes over as new top Marine Corps general

    Gen. Joseph Dunford takes over as new top Marine Corps general

    Dunford, an infantry officer, is seen as one of the Marine Corps’ brightest leaders.

    Top general: U.S. needs to rethink how much it cuts the Army

    Top general: U.S. needs to rethink how much it cuts the Army

    Gen. Raymond T. Odierno said he is ‘starting to worry about our end strength,’ meaning he is concerned the Army is shrinking too much.

    Attorneys: Gitmo force-feeding practices akin to ‘torture’

    Attorneys: Gitmo force-feeding practices akin to ‘torture’

    Lawyers for hunger-striking detainee urge judge to order changes in military’s force-feeding methods.

    U.S. military will need until December to complete Ebola treatment units in Liberia

    U.S. military will need until December to complete Ebola treatment units in Liberia

    It will take until late November or early December to complete all 17 treatment units the U.S. has planned in Liberia, Army says.

    Ebola scare at the Pentagon

    Ebola scare at the Pentagon

    A woman who said she had recently returned from Africa vomited outside the Pentagon on Friday.

    FBI chief wants tech firms to make devices wiretap-ready

    FBI chief wants tech firms to make devices wiretap-ready

    James Comey says Apple’s and Google’s new encryption efforts can help criminals elude the law.

    Family of slain Marine alleges cover-up by Marine Corps

    Family of slain Marine alleges cover-up by Marine Corps

    The lawsuit names Gen. James F. Amos, who retires as commandant of the Marine Corps on Friday, and numerous Defense Department agencies.

    NSA Secrets

    FILE - This June 6, 213 file photo shows the sign outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. The NSA has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted the intelligence agency broad new powers in 2008, The Washington Post reports. In one case, telephone calls from Washington were intercepted when the city's area code was confused with the dialing code for Egypt.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

    Revelations and reaction

    The National Security Agency has been forced to respond to unprecedented disclosures about its surveillance programs. Those programs have been assailed as a violation of privacy rights by critics and defended as critical to U.S. national security by intelligence officials. Explore our coverage.

    U.S. soldier pulls grenade out of Alabama man’s leg

    U.S. soldier pulls grenade out of Alabama man’s leg

    An Army ordnance disposal technician is called in to help after a man accidentally fires a smoke grenade into his thigh.

    The real question about chemical weapons in Iraq: Did the U.S. take care of its troops who were exposed?

    The real question about chemical weapons in Iraq: Did the U.S. take care of its troops who were exposed?

    About 20 U.S. service members were exposed to chemical weapons while destroying weapons caches in Iraq, the Pentagon press secretary said.

    Allegations against U.S. Marine inflame old tensions in Philippines

    Allegations against U.S. Marine inflame old tensions in Philippines

    Transgender death reignites tensions over U.S. military in Philippines.

    Operation against the Islamic State to be called Inherent Resolve

    Operation against the Islamic State to be called Inherent Resolve

    The name had been previously considered and rejected, according to an earlier media report.