A new Pentagon report say there's progress on reporting sexual assaults in the military. But Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, whose proposed reforms were rejected earlier this year, says commanders have been "a complete failure" in protecting those who report crimes — and plans a new push to pass her bill.
Jennifer was once named Edward, a hard-boiled Army sergeant and career soldier in the infantry. But now that her service is done and she's transitioned to being a woman, DOD policies keep her from taking full advantage of veterans benefits unless she reveals that she has transitioned from the other gender.
A growing number of high-ranking American officials say that ISIS, the militant group that controls much of northern Iraq, must be defeated. The White House is considering plans to send ground troops to aid Iraq in the fight, but experts say even those expanded plans won't be enough to win.
The Pentagon moved quickly to challenge a newly-declared Chinese security zone in the East China Sea. On Tuesday, two US B-52 bombers flew near a chain of Pacific islands claimed by both China and Japan.
President Barack Obama over the weekend outlined his belief that military strikes on Syria were warranted, but said he would seek Congressional authorization before acting. Congress stands divided on the issue of intervention -- with Democrats and Republicans on both sides of the issue.
The Senate took the issue of climate change to the floor and, for the first time, acknowledged that global warming is real, human-related, and that mandatory steps must be taken to curb greenhouse gas emissions. The so-called "Sense of the Senate" resolut
With Monday's nomination of former Senator Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense, and last month's nomination of John Kerry for Secretary of State, President Obama has chosen a foreign policy team headed by Vietnam veterans.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai is visiting Washington this week for talks with President Barack Obama over the future of his country once the US and NATO pull out most of their troops by the end of 2014.
Tim O'Brien is the author of the classic Vietnam-era collection The Things They Carried. O'Brien talks with anchor Marco Werman about the impact serving in Vietnam might have on the world views of Chuck Hagel and John Kerry.