The investigation and prosecution of major criminal offenses now shifts to independent prosecutors in a bid to strengthen the accountability of the military justice system.
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Frederick Moorefield Jr., a deputy chief information officer for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, allegedly used an encrypted messaging app to discuss dogfighting with people across the U.S.
Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Kirsten Gillibrand are questioning the Departments of Education and Defense after a New York Times investigation showed reports of sexual misconduct among JROTC instructors.
Afghan refugees have left their first destination in the U.S.: military bases. Now they're resettling in communities around the country. But finding affordable housing makes the transition difficult.
The Aug. 29 U.S. drone strike was supposed to target ISIS-K members, but the attack killed 10 Afghan civilians. Now those victims' families will get unspecified condolence payments.
Reversing a decision made in May that allowed fully vaccinated people to ditch the mask, the Department of Defense will follow the CDC's most recent mask guidance.
Austin has ordered the armed forces to stand down for one day to address concerns over extremism in the ranks — an issue that has drawn renewed concern in the wake of the attack on the U.S. Capitol.
White House coronavirus adviser Andy Slavitt said part of the first contingent of more than 1,000 troops is set to begin operations in California mid-February with more vaccination missions to follow.
The House normally has no role in Cabinet nominations, but because Austin, a retired Army general, has been out of uniform for less than seven years, both chambers of Congress must approve a waiver.
"While a change in force posture, this action is not a change in U.S. policy," the Pentagon said Friday. The Trump administration will reassign most of the personnel elsewhere in East Africa.