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How the US military is waging war on climate change
The Pentagon has no choice but to adapt and learn to operate within a rapidly-changing world.
The incredible true story of how a Navy challenge coin saved this Oklahoma police officer’s life
On July 3rd, 2018, the lives of two Tulsa police officers, a Navy reservist and a civilian, became inexorably entwined in a shooting during a traffic stop.
The Army repeatedly screwed this combat veteran. Now he’s being kicked out of the service — again
"Looking at all the facts and circumstances, he’s suffered quite enough"
After fatal jet crash, the pilots were blamed. Then the Air Force banned the flight maneuver
Prior to this crash, Air Force leaders had already debated ending these sometimes-dangerous formation landings and training — and some units had already discontinued their use, raising questions about whether the service did not act sooner to mitigate risk
A lie sent three soldiers to prison for 25 years. Will lawmakers help make them whole again?
When the old soldiers walked free, they knew it wasn’t the end
PTSD nearly killed him. Now this former Marine is using it to help other veterans
Bobby Grey's a former Marine, 2003 to 2007 — a mission that has given him great pride and great anguish. Twelve years later — anguish or not — he still loves the Corps to the core. Semper Fi — always faithful. But he acknowledges, though, that that's where the scars originated.
His son died fighting the Taliban. The Afghanistan Papers confirmed what one Gold Star father already knew
It's been more than eight years since his son, Navy Petty Officer First Class Michael J. Strange, was killed alongside 29 other U.S. soldiers and eight Afghan security forces on America's deadliest day of the war in Afghanistan. His father's anger remains
An internal investigation spurred by a nude photo scandal shows just how deep sexism runs in the Marine Corps
The scandal, researchers found, was merely a symptom of a much larger problem.
‘Time to take out our swords’ — Inside Iran’s plot to attack Saudi Arabia
Four months before a swarm of drones and missiles crippled the world's biggest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia, Iranian security officials reportedly gathered at a heavily fortified compound in Tehran to choose targets
Blame over justice: the human toll of the Navy’s relentless push to punish one of its own
Navy Cmdr. Bryce Benson was in charge of the USS Fitzgerald during the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer's 2017 collision — and the Navy hasn't let him forget it since
‘A huge morale hit’ — Army EOD techs are stuck between plummeting recruitment levels and skyrocketing workloads
"Something needs to change, because I don't think we have enough manpower for the workload."
50 years later, an Army widow met the Viet Cong soldier who was involved in her husband’s death
"It was a million to one shot ... we would find this VC soldier, still alive, still in the same hamlet and willing to talk"
A stray bullet cost a Philly rugby star his Army dreams. Then the brass read his story
After a grueling fight to get his strength back and return to the rugby pitch, Nasair Boston-Epps was rejected when he tried to join the Army. But that didn't stop him from pursuing his dream
It has begun: Alien enthusiasts are descending on the Nevada desert to ‘storm’ Area 51
UFO enthusiasts began descending on rural Nevada on Thursday near the secret U.S. military installation known as Area 51, long rumored to house government secrets about alien life, with local authorities hoping the visitors were coming in peace
This former Ranger was just nominated to be the next Secretary of the Army
"He deeply loves the Army," Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates said.
How Hollywood hubris turned ‘The Code’ into the worst military TV series in recent memory
When CBS announced that it picked up The Code in 2018, the network clearly thought it had the next JAG on its hands. Instead, it got an unmitigated disaster
Meet the married Navy vets who made it their life mission to expose stolen valor
When Don and Diane Shipley find out someone claims to be a Navy SEAL or POW, they won't just take their word for it. And when it comes to liars, they take no prisoners
Trump keeps talking about the last US military standoff with Iran. Here’s what really happened
Trump's repeated claims about the captured sailors – Obama's weakness; that the money was improper – obscure the more troubling realities exposed by the Navy's 2016 debacle in the Persian Gulf
Immigrant service members are now denied US citizenship at a higher rate than civilians
Immigrants serving in the U.S. military are being denied citizenship at a higher rate than foreign-born civilians, according to new government data that has revealed the impact of stricter Trump administration immigration policies on service members.
The Navy is sending its most powerful amphibious assault ship to the Pacific
The Navy is bringing increased strike power to U.S. forces in the Pacific with a new deployment
The untold story of the men who died in the USS Saturn inferno — and why the Navy’s inquiry remained classified for decades
A new investigation of into the 1944 blaze that left 15 dead at Norfolk Naval Yard indicates that workers died battling not just the flames, but a 60-day deadline to return the USS Saturn to its service as a World War II supply ship
How the Navy’s top commander botched the service’s highest-profile investigation in years
A ProPublica examination of the cases based on confidential Navy documents, emails among top officials, court records and interviews shows that the criminal prosecutions of the accidents involving the Fitzgerald and the McCain were marred by questionable decisions and egregious mistakes
‘The night is ours’ — Inside the elite world of Coast Guard ship-boarding teams
The Coast Guard's little-known Maritime Security Response Teams is the closest the Department of Homeland Security-owned service gets to military special operations
A 69-year-old policy keeps troops from suing the US for medical malpractice. It’s closer to being overturned than ever before
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether to hear a petition from a family prohibited from suing for medical malpractice, barred by a 69-year-old legal ruling known as Feres that precludes troops from suing the federal government for injuries deemed incidental to military service
5 Medal Of Honor Recipients Who Helped Turn The Tide Of Vietnam’s Brutal Battle Of Hue City
The Tet Offensive began on January 30 as the North Vietnamese occupied the city of Hue. U.S. Marines spent nearly a month fighting a brutal urban battle to retake the city — which was 80% destroyed by the battle's end