A United States Army major general was shot and killed at close range on Tuesday by a man dressed as an Afghan soldier at a training academy on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, the New York Times reports.
Spc. Joshua Tucker was reunited with the specialized service dog he was deployed with in Afghanistan after spending years apart, according to the Army Times.
Lt. Col. (Ret.) Dar Place was two feet away when his friend and fellow soldier took his own life during the Gulf War. Two decades later, like so many other veterans, Place is still haunted by the plague of suicide in the military.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top U.S. Army officer told lawmakers on Tuesday that a return to deep budget cuts as required by law beginning in 2016 would make it difficult for the military to carry out even one extended ground war.
The president of the National Guard Association took issue with comments made by US Army chief Gen. Ray Odierno that the National Guard could not handle the active-duty force’s responsibilities, according to Defense News.
The recent budget deal proposed in Congress provides modest relief for a Department of Defense (DOD) that still faces hundreds of billions in unfunded costs and a shrinking, less prepared military.
The arrest and detention of American Korean War veteran Merrill E. Newman highlights North Korea’s holding of other prisoners of war who were part of a secret Army unit running covert operations inside North Korea, according to a specialist on the conflict.
House Armed Services Committee chairman Rep. Buck McKeon (R., Calif.) pushed senior military officials Wednesday for specifics about the actual impact of full sequestration.