Congressional commission releases plan to overhaul military pay and retirement

The 15 recommendations made will be part of potentially emotional debate beginning on Capitol Hill next week.

    Congressional commission releases plan to overhaul military pay and retirement

    Congressional commission releases plan to overhaul military pay and retirement

    The 15 recommendations made will be part of potentially emotional debate beginning on Capitol Hill next week.

    U.S. military cited for increasing classification of Afghanistan reports

    U.S. military cited for increasing classification of Afghanistan reports

    The information that has been classified doesn’t all appear to threaten security if released.

    Loretta Lynch offers careful backing of Obama policies

    Loretta Lynch offers careful backing of Obama policies

    Attorney general nominee sidesteps political tripwires during hearing before Senate committee.

    Chuck Hagel to troops: Safeguard our reputation

    Chuck Hagel to troops: Safeguard our reputation

    In a farewell address, Hagel referred to himself as ‘this old sergeant,’ and said he has cherished being defense secretary.

    Security contractor killed in Libya leaves a legacy of U.S. military service

    Security contractor killed in Libya leaves a legacy of U.S. military service

    A private security contractor, he was a Marine Corps veteran who served in Special Operations units and deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan five times.

    Acquisition reform used to be just about saving money. Now it’s also about national security.

    Acquisition reform used to be just about saving money. Now it’s also about national security.

    DOD’s chief weapons buyer told Congress Wednesday that threats to the country’s long-held military superiority is another reason the Pentagon needs to get better at procurement.

    The Islamic State’s Dragunov sniper rifles, in photos

    The Islamic State has released numerous photos of its snipers in training -- and they appear to be using mostly aged Russian-made Dragunov rifles.

    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.

    An animated film that speaks volumes about war in nine minutes

    “Confusion Through Sand” follows a faceless, voiceless soldier through the alleyways and houses of a nondescript Middle Eastern town in a very familiar looking war.

    Coast Guard shows video of plane splashing into the Pacific by parachute

    Coast Guard shows video of plane splashing into the Pacific by parachute

    The plane swings nose-down from the parachute, and then then reorients itself so that it lands on its belly on the waves.

    U.S. Embassy in Yemen halts all but emergency services

    U.S. Embassy in Yemen halts all but emergency services

    New security measures come as the CIA carried out a drone strike against al-Qaeda’s affiliate in the country.

    Canada’s troops keep getting into firefights in Iraq, and reaction is mixed

    Canada’s troops keep getting into firefights in Iraq, and reaction is mixed

    Canadian forces have been involved in at least three firefights in two weeks, and are guiding bombs from planes on target with laser guidance.

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