Two years ago, Americans were horrified to learn that as many as 1,000 of our nation's veterans had died while waiting for medical care at Department of Veterans Affairs facilities.
In a move seeking to end rifts within the Taliban, the insurgent group Wednesday named a new leader and confirmed the death of his predecessor last week in a U.S. drone strike.
A year after a Special Forces soldier was denied the Medal of Honor, the nation's top award for valor in combat, a congressman has appealed to the new Army secretary to review the case.
In his final stretch as president, Barack Obama is driving the United States toward friendlier relations with longstanding adversaries, working to consign bitter enmities with Vietnam, Iran, Cuba and Myanmar to the history books.
The Senate is set to begin fighting on Wednesday over a defense policy bill that has morphed into a platform for contentious social issues that deeply divide Republicans.
Russia and Ukraine appeared close Wednesday to wrapping up a high-level prisoner swap with a Ukrainian helicopter pilot dubbed the country's 'Joan of Arc' traded for two Russian servicemen accused of being members of Russian military intelligence.
Iraq has begun an assault on the city that has been held by the Islamic State longer than any other in Iraq or Syria, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Monday.
Flying home from Brussels last week in a silver trailer fastened to the inside of a C-17 cargo jet, the U.S. military's top general appeared in an easygoing mood. He had just spent two days meeting with his counterparts from other NATO nations, and was traveling to a submarine base in Kings Bay, Ga.
China warned President Obama on Tuesday not to spark a fire in Asia after he announced the lifting of a long-standing embargo on lethal arms sales to Vietnam.
The attack is believed to be the first American drone strike in Baluchistan, the de facto headquarters of the Afghan Taliban, after years of such attacks in other Pakistani and Afghan areas.
At 21 years old, Roberto Gonzalez was drafted into the Army and sent to Vietnam, serving for only a few months when he was shot and left paralyzed in 1970.