The proliferation of threats across the Middle East has forced the US to focus its defense strategy on bolstering the military capabilities of its strongest ally in a region perpetually gutted by turmoil.
Saad Hossain researched his darkly humorous novel by reading the blogs of soldiers serving in Iraq.
A look back at the damage Don't Ask Don't Tell did to the psyches of gay soldiers.
The verdict came after a bizarre trial that was heavily covered by the national media and renewed focus on the problem of mental health among America's veterans.
The US military recruited neo-Nazis, gang members, and criminals to fight the war on terror—and now they're coming home.
Will there ever be another land war in Asia?
The assault on French cartoonists gave Republicans an opening to once again cast the war on terror as an imminent, existential, and even religious battle for American freedoms.
Ashton Carter, a theoretical physicist and former No. 2 at the Pentagon, is expected to be tapped as Obama's next defense secretary.
Welcome to the "Extreme Truck," a traveling Army recruitment tool loaded with video games and TV screens that's used to get the youth of today excited about signing up for the military-industrial complex.
Tasers, pepper spray, and other "non-lethal" or "less lethal" devices still have the potential to cripple or kill, and we need to recognize that.
This is the fourth installment of Robert Young Pelton's account of his involvement with the 2009 search for Private Bowe Bergdahl in Afghanistan.
SpaceX, the rocket and spacecraft company founded by Elon Musk, is currently locked in a bitter dispute with Lockheed Martin and Boeing for contracts worth billions of dollars—and now the lobbying firm tied to a notorious retired general is joining the fr…
Lewdness in the US military is nothing new, but according to a recent internal report, the Blue Angels, the Navy's iconic flying acrobats, have devolved into a cesspool of degradation, dick pics, and sexual harassment.
After two of Mohammed al-Qawli's relatives were killed by a Hellfire missile, he sought to go after the telecommunications giant that provided the infrastructure that may have made the attack possible.
Is Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel just messing with us, or is the Pentagon ready to change its tune on transgender troops?
Things are getting really messy in Yemen at the moment. With soldiers being murdered in their sleep and embassies closing en masse in fear of an imminent wave of attacks and multiple drone strikes, the country seems to be the latest sandbox full of blood
The Pentagon's pursuit of the Lockheed Martin F-35 stealth fighter jet has been a heartbreaking one. If you're a taxpayer, the program's estimated $1 trillion price tag probably breaks your heart a little bit.
This morning, I woke up and decided to take a bus out of Kabul. Any bus to the first village it stopped at just to leave the city. Its congested streets and thick layers of smog had begun to bear down on me. I needed a break from what in my mind was a boo…
Fifteen days ago, I saw the guy my cousin hired to kill my father. He was in a garden in Kabul. I was carrying a gun and I was walking down the street and I shot him and I killed him. A friend had offered me two, three guns to kill the guy but I only need…
Back in 1996, I was a starry-eyed West Point lieutenant in the storied 82nd Airborne Division. I had just graduated from Ranger School and the 2nd Battalion of the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment was my new home—my first assignment. I loved the Army bac…