Defense Secretary Leon Panetta issued a directive Tuesday ordering new safety precautions for the F-22 Raptor Fighter Jet after some pilots reported feeling the symptoms of oxygen deprivation. Under the directive, automatic back-up oxygen systems will be placed in the aircrafts, pilots will be required to remain within a responsible range of a landing site [...]
Afghan President Hamid Karzai announced Sunday that his country’s security forces will take the lead in over 100 new districts, a development that will leave 75 percent of the country’s population under Afghan protection. The announcement marks the third phase in the lead up to the official transfer of security responsibilities in 2014, an agreement [...]
Despite being opposed to the Defense cuts included in sequestration, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told reporters Thursday that a bill that passed through the House making cuts solely among domestic spending in an effort to thwart sequestration was misguided. [audio:http://trns.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/2012510gridlock.mp3]
Gen. Martin Dempsey, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, decried a course at the Joint Forces Staff College that taught “total war” against Muslims. Dempsey said it was no academically sound nor reflective of the military’s values. [audio:http://trns.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/2012510antimuslim.mp3]
Support for the war in Afghanistan appears to be at an all-time low, according to a new AP-GfK poll. Only 27 percent of respondents said that they supported the war while 66 percent said they were opposed. Of the 66 percent, 40 percent said they were strongly against the decade long conflict. The poll comes [...]
A series of documents obtained by Special Forces from Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan paint a picture of a fractured al Qaida receiving limited influence from the terror leader.
A handful of documents seized from Osama bin Laden’s Pakistani compound are scheduled for online release tomorrow, roughly one year after U.S. forces killed terrorist leader
President Barack Obama arrived in Afghanistan Tuesday and will use the unannounced visit as an opportunity to deliver a televised address to the American people.
5,000 Marines stationed at Okinawa will be leaving the Japanese-based installation and relocating to Guam, the U.S. and Japanese governments announced Thursday.