When Capt. Blake Hall left Iraq, he was preparing to bring his friend and Iraqi interpreter to the United States with him. Unfortunately, a short time later, the interpreter was killed while on patrol with other soldiers. Now, Hall has finally succeeded in bringing the man's family to the U.S.
The alleged plotters behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks were back in court this week, but quickly the hearings became less about the accused and more about the court itself. Some unknown entity censored the court's audio broadcast, which infuriated the defense and the judge, who ordered it not happen again.
The Israeli armed forces have allowed women in combat roles since the 1990s. And while there are still a few specialties where they're banned, they have years of experience. As the United States opens up to officially endorsing women in combat, Israel offers a glimpse of what may be ahead.
This week marks the two-year anniversary of the Arab Spring protests that rocked Cairo and toppled the government of Hosni Mubarak. But unrest and violence has continued as police and the court system lose credibility amongst Egyptians.
More than 20,000 women have served in Iraq of Afghanistan, but they haven't received the same recognition or opportunities for advancement as their male counterparts. But now that the ban has been lifted, hundreds of thousands of front-line jobs will now be open to women.
Unmanned aerial vehicles have become popular tools in America's wars, but that technology is working its way back stateside. Already, there are a few domestic uses of drones, mostly by law enforcement and the military. But manufacturers have much bigger ideas in mind.
The ongoing conflict in northern Mali has forced France to increase their troops in the former French colony. But as France increases their force and the UN prepares African troops, immediacy of the troop increase has become a concern.
The stigmatization of mental health illnesses in the U.S. military is but one factor in increased suicide rates among soldiers who have returned home. And though the Pentagon has said suicide prevention is a high priority, some critics say more action needs to be taken.
Celebrated Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of coalition forces during the 1991 Persian Gulf War, died Thursday at age 78. He suffered complications from pneumonia.
With only a few weeks left in December and the New Year fast approaching, many find time to reflect on the past year's accomplishments and look toward the future. But with the ongoing conflict in Syria and preparations to transfer lead responsibility in Afghanistan, NATO has a lot to prepare for.