Rebels in Syria have captured at least 20 United Nations peacekeepers in the Golan region, and the UN has dispatched an observatory team to secure their release.
A dire new report by an external advisory body chastises the Pentagon for moving too slow to combat offensive cyberattacks.
The current strategy in place by U.S. forces in Afghanistan is in free-fall, this time over alleged illegalities that may have not even occurred in Wardak, outside Kabul.
ON THE FORCE
The Navy has pushed at least five submarines forward to the Persian Gulf after the delayed deployment of the HARRY S TRUMAN.
After the dismissal of sexual assault charges the Chief of Staff of the Air Force is under fire over the actions of Lieutenant General Craig Franklin, who exonerated fellow fighter pilot James Wilkerson even after a military jury found him guilty.
New rules emerging from the Pentagon could forbid gambling in uniform — which, surprisingly, is permissible as the rules stand now.
The Department of Defense’s Education Activity is set to announce the effects of sequestration next week. Most DoD schools are populated by salaried DoD civilians, who would face furloughs under the plan.
In testimony on Capitol Hill, General Mattis insisted on retaining at least 13,000 in Afghanistan after 2014, the stated withdrawal date agreed on between NATO & the Afghan government.
Generals Rodriguez and Austin have been confirmed by the full Senate to serve as Commander, US Africa Command and Commander, U.S. Central Command, respectively.
ON SECRECY – OR LACK THEREOF
The Guardian magazine details the relationship of former Colonel James Steele, a veteran of so-called dirty wars, and retired General David Petraeus
Robert Caruso is a veteran of the United States Navy, and has worked for the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, Business Transformation Agency and the Office of the Secretary of Defense.