Dempsey: Threat of Conflict in Asia Increasing

U.S. Military decline hastens global instability
Gen. Martin Dempsey / AP

The risk of war in Asia will increase over the next 10 years as U.S. military forces struggle to maintain their edge amid declining budgets and increasing threats, according to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Pentagon: Anti-Syria Strike Photos a Hoax

Military says viral images are likely part of pro-Assad disinformation campaign
Armed Forces Tea Party Facebook page

The Pentagon told ABC News on Monday that the viral photos appearing to show uniformed American service members criticizing a U.S. strike on Syria are a hoax, and potentially part of a pro-Assad disinformation campaign.

Experts: Pentagon Strategic Plan Would Produce Aging, Hollow Military

Military will be smaller, receive delayed equipment upgrades, minimal training sessions
Chuck Hagel, self-professed American (AP)

The recommendations in the Department of Defense’s latest strategic review would produce both a hollow and aging military unable to engage in simultaneous conflicts involving U.S. interests, defense budget experts said Tuesday.

Pentagon: ‘Insider Attacks’ in Afghanistan on Coalition Forces Spiking

New report shows attacks increased by 120 percent between 2011 and 2012
AP

So-called “insider attacks” on coalition forces in Afghanistan have sharply increased and become more coordinated as America pulls out of the country, jumping by 120 percent from 2011 to 2012 alone, according to Pentagon report released Tuesday.

Israel Angered by U.S. Leaks of Submarine Missile Attack on Syria

Israeli officials say leak should have been coordinated with Tel Aviv
Israeli naval submarine / AP

Israeli government officials voiced anger at U.S. press leaks traced to the Pentagon following the July 5 Israeli missile attack on the Syrian port of Latakia that destroyed a shipment of Russian-made anti-ship missiles, according to U.S. officials.