Topics :: military
Wednesday Dec 15, 2010
The U.S. House of Representatives easily passed a bill to repeal the much-reviled ’Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ policy of expelling openly serving gay military personnel. It now goes to the Senate & then, if it passes there, the president’s desk.
By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER | Sunday Dec 5, 2010
At Army training sites across the nation, the mess hall is beginning to look different. Milk and juice dispensers are replacing soda fountains.
By John Seewar | Friday Nov 26, 2010
Katherine Miller couldn’t stay in the closet, so, in August she came out. Now, she wants to return to the military academy as a cadet -- under a new military policy.
By Lolita C. Baldour | Thursday Nov 18, 2010
The Air Force is warning its troops to be careful when using Facebook and other popular networking sites because some new features could show the enemy exactly where U.S. forces are located in war zones.
By Lisa Leff | Friday Nov 5, 2010
The Log Cabin Republicans have taken their court fight against the military ban on openly gay serving military personnel where everyone knew it would end up: the U.S. Supreme Court, in defiance of Obama’s pledge to bring it to the lame-duck session.
Wednesday Oct 20, 2010
A federal appeals court on Wednesday temporarily granted the Obama Administration’s request for a freeze on a judge’s order requiring the military to allow openly gay troops.
By Associated Press | Friday Sep 17, 2010
Of what confidence there is in institutions, the military and small business are at the top in an Associated Press-National Constitution Center poll released Thursday. But even they get very-confident or better ratings from well under half the people.
By John Miller | Thursday Aug 12, 2010
The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network has gone to court to block the discharging from the Air Force of Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach, a decorated combat veteran.
By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday May 26, 2010
Warfare is not all about guns and bombs; disinformation and psychological manipulation can also be potent weapons. But on the fringes of those tactics are discarded ideas that are too impractical--or sometimes too ridiculous--to be workable.
By Verena Schmitt-Roschmann | Wednesday May 19, 2010
On the outside, it looks like a normal SUV. But the prototype "autonomous robot car" - fitted with sensors and scanners, multifocal camera systems and powerful computers - might one day help avoid military fatalities from bombings and ambushes - or so its designers hope.