(Reuters) – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called sexual assault a “scourge” on Saturday as he addressed graduates of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where a sergeant stands accused of videotaping female cadets in the showers.
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland (Reuters) – President Barack Obama urged the future leaders of the U.S. military on Friday to stamp out sexual assault from their ranks, warning that a few individuals could undermine the strongest military in the world.
MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin ordered the launch of large-scale military exercises in the Black Sea on Thursday, projecting Russian power towards Europe and the Middle East in a move that may vex its neighbors.
Members of the military returning from duty are more likely to commit violence than the rest of the population, a study of UK personnel suggests.
In November 2011, Rep. Barney Frank, the mouthy Massachusetts Democrat, announced that he would retire from Congress in January 2013. A few short weeks after his retirement last month, he had second thoughts about leaving Washington. He asked Massachusetts Gov. … Continue reading
SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) – The House Armed Services Committee will hold a public hearing on Wednesday into sexual assault in the military, prompted by outrage over a sex-with-recruits scandal at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.
As Congress and the president wrangle over impending budget cuts, the Pentagon is reviving its effort to purchase a new presidential helicopter fleet, a high-profile initiative that was canceled in 2009. Read full article >>
VIRGINIA BEACH/SPRINGFIELD, Virginia (Reuters) – President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney battled to capture the military vote in Virginia on Thursday as they tried to squeeze out an advantage in one of the most tightly contested swing states … Continue reading
United Technologies, a major defense contractor, and two of its subsidiaries on Thursday acknowledged covering up the illicit sale of sensitive military software to China — technology that the country later used to develop its first attack helicopter. Read full … Continue reading