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.
The Army’s battlefield intelligence processor is difficult to operate, suffers system failures, and sometimes impedes the flow of intelligence information, according to a June Government Accountability Office report obtained by the Washington Times.
Women’s body size and body mechanics will make assuming infantry roles difficult, an official at the Veteran Health Association (VHA) told Military.com.
The United States Army is projecting that a series of severe defense cuts could cause 251,000 Army civilians to be furloughed, lead to an Army-wide hiring freeze, and significantly reduce funding for critical social service programs that provide care to troops and their families.
The United States Marine Corps is set to shed more than 20,000 active duty positions in the coming years and have already commenced a process meant to force some senior officers into an early retirement.
Life is approaching a new normal for many in New York and New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy slammed into the northeast two weeks ago. Lingering destruction, however, means it may take months to rebuild.
President Obama vision for a smaller, more flexible military focused on counter-terrorism, rather than large-scale land wars, is leaving the Army without the budget to modernize its aging weapon systems.