Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta delivers remarks to the Center for Strategic and International Studies dinner  and meeting in Washington, D.C., October 4, 2012.
Leadership
Leon Panetta On Why Civilian Control Of The Military Is Important
In an exclusive interview with Task & Purpose, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta explains why it’s important for civilians to maintain control of the military.
Beginning Jan. 1, Marines, sailors and civilian personnel will no longer be allowed to use tobacco products while on the Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital grounds or any other naval medical care facility aboard the Combat Center.
News
SecDef Is Pushing New Plans To Restrict Tobacco Use On Bases
A Pentagon memo outlines a plan to lessen the use of tobacco across all military services.
Cpl. Daniel McDuffie, the chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear chief with 3rd Radio Battalion, and an Eden, N.C., native, engages in an activity during the Corporals for Financial Fitness Program class in classroom G of building 220 in the Education Center, July 23, 2015.
Military Benefits
How Will The 2017 Budget Impact Military Personnel?
The Defense Department’s budget for 2017 was released Feb. 9, and will alter service member benefits.
Undated file photo from ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) or Islamic State group or Daesh (Daech), taken in Sinai, Egypt, in 2015.
News
8 Emerging Threats The Defense Department Will Face In 2016
As the world advances and new threats emerge, the DoD faces new threats each year.
Sen. John McCain addresses military leaders during the U.S. Senate Arms Services Committee's hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., June 4, 2013.
News
What You Need To Know About The 2016 Defense Spending Bill That Obama May Veto
The 2016 National Defense Authorization Act has been voted through Congress, but a presidential veto could prevent its passage.