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Australia’s Military Leaving Afghanistan Ahead of Schedule

Australia’s Military Leaving Afghanistan Ahead of ScheduleiStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- Coalition troops are heading home from Afghanistan one year earlier than scheduled but they won't be American soldiers.Australia, one of Washington's most dependable allies in the war, has announced that it...

Suspended Secret Service Members Partied at Colombian Brothel

Suspended Secret Service Members Partied at Colombian BrothelOlivier 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...

Two Service Members in Custody After Explosives Found in Truck

Two Service Members in Custody After Explosives Found in TruckThinkstock/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...

Two NATO Troops Shot and Killed by Man in Afghan Army Uniform

Two NATO Troops Shot and Killed by Man in Afghan Army UniformROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- Two NATO service members were fatally gunned down in southern Afghanistan Monday by a man wearing an Afghan army uniform, according to local officials.The attack took place at a base in Lashkar Ga...

US Marines in Afghanistan Ordered to Disarm Before Panetta’s Speech

US Marines in Afghanistan Ordered to Disarm Before Panetta’s SpeechChris Turner/Pool Photo(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- In a sign of possible frayed nerves in the military, U.S. Marines were asked to lay down their weapons on Wednesday before entering a tent where Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was scheduled to speak.It hap...

Fallen Soldier’s Dad Burns NJ Flag to Protest Whitney Houston Tribute

Fallen Soldier’s Dad Burns NJ Flag to Protest Whitney Houston TributeHemera/Thinkstock(WYOMING, Mich.) -- A Michigan man whose son died in Iraq burned the state flag of New Jersey after the Garden State flew its flags at half-staff in memory of Whitney Houston last week."They're watering down the term of what a true her...

Rick Santorum’s Comments on Women in Combat Arouse Public

Rick Santorum’s Comments on Women in Combat Arouse PublicDoD 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...

Pentagon Eases Restrictions on Women Serving in the Military

Pentagon Eases Restrictions on Women Serving in the MilitaryJupiterimages/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...

Chinese Soldiers Play Pass the Grenade?

Chinese Soldiers Play Pass the Grenade?JupiterImages/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Chinese military inspires wonder and fear in some quarters – particularly in this day and age when China and the United States engage in a near-daily mutual bashing over issues ranging from trade and cu...

US Army Suicide Rate Falls by 9%

US Army Suicide Rate Falls by 9%ISAF/Pfc. Cameron Boyd(WASHINGTON) -- The Pentagon announced Thursday that the suicide rate among active duty soldiers and those in the National Guard and Reserve had fallen in 2011 for the first time in four years.Suicides dropped nine percent, from 3...

Two ISAF Troops Killed by Man Posing as Afghan Soldier

Two ISAF Troops Killed by Man Posing as Afghan SoldierROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- Two service members of NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were killed in eastern Afghanistan Thursday when a man wearing an Afghan National Army uniform turned his weapon agains...

US Military Charges Eight Soldiers in Death of Army Private

US Military Charges Eight Soldiers in Death of Army PrivateiStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- On Oct. 3, Army Pvt. Danny Chen was found shot to death in a guard tower in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He was 19 years old.Military officials believed he killed himself, but that wasn’t the whole story. One milit...
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