The Obama administration is seeking to cut the U.S. Army’s total force size by 25,000 soldiers by 2018, bringing America’s force strength down to 450,000 from its current size of 475,000, according to a new congressional report that shines a spotlight on a growing debate over how large the force should be.
The U.S. Army manipulated its accounting entries by trillions of dollars in an attempt to make its books appear balanced, making it impossible to uncover how the branch spends taxpayer money, according to a government audit.
The Pentagon released revised guidelines Friday that removed a provision allowing U.S. military commanders to treat war reporters as “unprivileged belligerents” if they believe the correspondents are cooperating with the enemy.
The Department of Defense issued new policy guidelines that will allow service academy athletes to pursue professional sports careers immediately after graduation instead of first requiring two years of service.
The Pentagon will lift the ban on transgender individuals serving openly in the military in the upcoming weeks, Defense Department sources told reporters.
The Department of Defense is investing $35 billion in innovative companies, universities, and manufacturing centers in an effort to modernize the department and is taking cues from the nation’s leading centers of innovation, including Silicon Valley, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday.
U.S. Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert Neller said Monday that the Pentagon is not replacing worn-down equipment for troops fast enough.
During a hearing before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday, the Department of Defense Special Envoy for Guantanamo Closure, Paul Lewis, admitted that Americans have lost their lives due to inmates currently held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.