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US Apologizes for Photos of Soldiers With Enemy Remains

US Apologizes for Photos of Soldiers With Enemy Remains

Creatas/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — For the second time in three months, the most senior U.S. officials in Afghanistan have had to condemn images of soldiers disrespecting the bodies of their enemies. On Wednesday, even before the Los Angeles Times had p…

Suspended Secret Service Members Partied at Colombian Brothel

Suspended Secret Service Members Partied at Colombian Brothel

Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images(CARTAGENA, Colombia) — The Secret Service personnel relieved of duty for alleged misconduct in Colombia were partying at a Cartagena brothel called the Pley Club, ABC News has learned.The men were drinking heavily du…

Panetta Introduces Initiatives to Fight Sexual Assault in the Military

Panetta Introduces Initiatives to Fight Sexual Assault in the Military

TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Pentagon proposed initiatives Monday aimed at curtailing sexual assault in the armed forces. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced the measures on Capitol Hill after closed-door meetings on the issue wit…

Syria Claims It Will Suspend Military Operations Thursday

Syria Claims It Will Suspend Military Operations Thursday

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Syria says it will halt military operations and government forces will lay down their weapons by early Thursday morning, the deadline for a United Nations-brokered peace deal, according to envoy Kofi Annan.Reports,…

Two Service Members in Custody After Explosives Found in Truck

Two Service Members in Custody After Explosives Found in Truck

Thinkstock/Getty Images(REDONDO BEACH, Calif.) — Two active duty members of the military were taken into custody in Redondo Beach, Calif., Thursday evening for having multiple “flash bang” explosives in the back of their pick-up truck, according to of…

‘Hero’ US Soldier Gives Life to Save Afghan Girl

‘Hero’ US Soldier Gives Life to Save Afghan Girl

U.S. Army(WASHINGTON) — It is a compelling war-zone story of heroism of a U.S. soldier who gave his own life to save an Afghan girl from certain injury.Sgt. Dennis Weichel, 29, died in Afghanistan last week as he lifted an Afghan girl who was in the p…

Military Investigates Showboating in Helicopter Crash

Military Investigates Showboating in Helicopter Crash

Tim Hawley/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. military is investigating whether an attack helicopter pilot was “showing off” when he made a low pass over a remote Afghan outpost and then slammed violently into the ground, according to a d…

The Dark Side of Military-Funded Neuroscience

The Dark Side of Military-Funded Neuroscience

US Army(NEW YORK) — By unlocking the mysteries of the mind, neuroscientists have opened the door to revolutionary technology — technology that the American military hopes to harness. From keeping troops more alert during exhausting missions to engine…

Afghan Killing Suspect Meets With Lawyer for First Time

Afghan Killing Suspect Meets With Lawyer for First Time

United States Army(WASHINGTON) — Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, who allegedly shot and killed 16 Afghan villagers, including nine children, during a nighttime rampage, is meeting with his lawyers for the first time Monday. Bales has yet to be charged, altho…

Military Mom’s Story Has Romney Questioning How Obama Sleeps

Military Mom’s Story Has Romney Questioning How Obama Sleeps

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(BEAVERCREEK, Ohio) — After a military mother told him her daughter doesn’t understand her mission in the Air Force, Mitt Romney questioned how President Obama can “sleep at night,” knowing troops overseas don&…

Veterans for Ron Paul Rally at White House

Veterans for Ron Paul Rally at White House

Yoon S. Byun/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Current and former service members staged a rally outside the White House Monday in support of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul.Several hundred troops and their supporters attended…

Syrian Military General Assassinated by Armed Terrorist Group

Syrian Military General Assassinated by Armed Terrorist Group

JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images(BEIRUT) — A senior military general was assassinated Saturday outside his home in Damascus by an armed terrorist group, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency.Brig. Gen. Issa al-Khouli, who was the head of a Syrian milita…

Rick Santorum’s Comments on Women in Combat Arouse Public

Rick Santorum’s Comments on Women in Combat Arouse Public

DoD photo by Staff Sgt. James Lieth, U.S. Air Force(WASHINGTON) — Rick Santorum’s comments that “the front line of combat” is not the best place for women appear to put the Republican presidential candidate on the other side of publi…

On Women in Combat, Rick Santorum Meant to Say ‘Men’s Emotional Issues’

On Women in Combat, Rick Santorum Meant to Say ‘Men’s Emotional Issues’

Whitney Curtis/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Rick Santorum raised some eyebrows by saying women should not be in combat because of the “the types of emotions involved.” Now, Santorum says, he is also concerned about “physical strength a…

Pentagon Eases Restrictions on Women Serving in the Military

Pentagon Eases Restrictions on Women Serving in the Military

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — America’s fighting women are getting closer to the front lines.The Pentagon announced rule changes Thursday regarding the roles of women in the military that must first be approved by Congress before taking…

Military Servicemembers at Increased Risk for Eating Disorders

Military Servicemembers at Increased Risk for Eating Disorders

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Mounting evidence suggests that eating disorders are higher among servicemembers than among civilians.While there’s not enough substantial data collected to quantify the prevalence of eating disorders among service…

Pentagon to Lift Some Restrictions on Women in Combat

Pentagon to Lift Some Restrictions on Women in Combat

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Pentagon on Thursday will propose rule changes that will allow more women to formally serve in jobs closer to the front lines. Defense officials say as many as 14,000 positions could be opened up, though the restr…

One Dead in Mountain Warfare Training Center Blast

One Dead in Mountain Warfare Training Center Blast

Hemera Technologies/Thinkstock(COLEVILLE, Calif.) — One person was killed and six people were injured Friday after a propane gas leak ignited in a military housing neighborhood in Coleville, Calif.The leak ignited due to “unknown causes,” …

US Aims to Switch Away from Combat in Afghanistan Next Year

US Aims to Switch Away from Combat in Afghanistan Next Year

TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images(BRUSSELS, Belgium) — American troops will still leave Afghanistan by the end of 2014, but Defense Secretary Leon Panetta laid out a plan Wednesday that by late next year U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan could switch from …

Sandia Labs’ Self-Guided Bullet for Future Soldiers

Sandia Labs’ Self-Guided Bullet for Future Soldiers

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.) — War is ugly, chaotic business, and even the best shot in the U.S. military often misses in the heat of battle. Tests show that the average rifle bullet, aimed at a target half a mile away, will miss by 30 fe…

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