The Pentagon invoked a U.S. defense treaty with Japan and warned China on Saturday that its declaration of an air defense zone over the East China Sea is increasing the danger of military conflict.
The Department of Defense has canceled its deal to buy Mi-17 helicopters from a Russian state arms exporter that has also supplied arms to the Assad regime, after the proposal was met with an outcry from congress.
A British man has been arrested in England and charged by the United States and Britain with infiltrating U.S. government computer systems, including those run by the military, to steal confidential data and disrupt operations, authorities said.
Experts and media figures are questioning the accuracy of Amnesty International’s new report on the human rights impact of the U.S. drone program in Pakistan, saying the study is marred by discrepancies, unverified claims, and dubious witness statements.
Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Jim Amos was accused by 27 former Marine and Navy officers and lawyers of unlawful command influence in a letter sent Tuesday to the Senate and House armed services committees.
Air Force officers in charge of securing nuclear missiles have been caught violating safety standards twice this year, the Associated Press reported.
U.S. defense budget cuts will affect the Army’s plan to develop a new ground combat vehicle and most other acquisition programs, with some facing delays or even cancellation, Army Secretary John McHugh said on Monday.
Army leaders are trying to protect investments in programs aimed at developing new weapons, but some programs will likely be delayed, McHugh told reporters at the annual Association of the U.S. Army conference.
The Army says it would have trouble handling a single war due to recent budget reductions, USA Today reports.