Academy controversy exposes OSI's army of snitches
A former Air Force Academy cadet who claims he was ordered to break cadet policy while working as a confidential informant and then was abandoned when he got into trouble has exposed the service's long-standing practice of using airmen to root out crime i
Compromise reached on 2014 defense bill
Congressional negotiators unveiled a compromise $632.8 billion defense policy bill on Monday that they hope can pass the House and Senate by Christmas to avoid disruption in military programs.
Vet held in N. Korea says his statement was coerced
The 85-year-old U.S. military veteran who was detained for weeks by North Korea said Monday that the videotaped confession in which he apologized for killing North Koreans during the war was given involuntarily and under duress.
U.S. organization optimistic on Afghan elections
An American organization tasked with furthering democracy in developing nations said Monday that while elections next April in Afghanistan are unlikely to be perfect, they should be better than previous polls marred by widespread fraud.
Survey helps gauge basic training environment
Recruits have begun taking an anonymous survey toward the end of basic military training as part of the Air Force's latest effort to prevent a repeat of the instructor sexual misconduct scandal uncovered at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in 2011.
Bombings kill 39 in and around Iraqi capital
At least 11 explosions tore through predominantly Shiite Muslim areas in and around the Iraqi capital on Sunday, killing at least 39 people at crowded market places, commercial districts and car repair shops, officials said.
Hagel offers troops rare glimmer of hope on budget
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Sunday offered troops a rare glimmer of hope on the department's financial woes, saying a possible budget agreement back home could ease the automatic spending cuts that have hit the military hard.
Iran's president: Nuclear deal has helped economy
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that last month's nuclear deal with world powers has already boosted the country's economy, as he continues a push to convince skeptics of the benefits brought by the pact's partial sanctions relief.
Iran opposes foreign presence in Afghanistan
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday his country opposes the presence of foreign forces in Afghanistan and the region, saying their presence generates tension, the official IRNA news agency reported.
Obama: Chances for final Iran deal 50/50 or worse
President Barack Obama said Saturday he believes the chances for a comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran are 50/50 or worse, yet defended diplomacy as the best way to prevent Tehran from acquiring atomic weapons.
Case of longtime Vandenberg protester reaches Supreme Court
John Dennis Apel has been visiting the designated protest zone at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., for 14 years. In 2003, he threw 4 ounces of his own blood on the Vandenberg sign to protest the base's use of missiles and space weapons.
For government, a long road to stopping insider threats
More than three years after an Army private stole more than 250,000 documents and leaked them to the media and more than two years after President Obama signed an executive order aimed at stopping internal security threats, the Pentagon is taking more ste
JIEDDO to shrink, but expand mission
The Pentagon's counter-IED organization will shrink nearly 90 percent in the coming years from its peak strength in 2010 but expand its missions, according to US Defense Department documents.
Biden: Asia's growth a chance to bend history
Seeking to reassure wary allies, Vice President Joe Biden on Friday pushed back against those who question America's commitment to Asia, which has at times been obscured by an array of distractions at home and abroad.
6 Air Guardsmen being honored for bravery
Last updated at: 12/10/2013 12:28:06 PM ET
Six members of a Long Island-based Air National Guard unit are receiving one of the U.S. military's highest awards for heroism for a rescue mission a year ago in Afghanistan.
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