The Senate has voted to confirm Chuck Hagel to be the nation's next defense secretary.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told Congress on Wednesday that if automatic government spending cuts kick in on March 1 he may be compelled to furlough the
Cyberattacks that stole massive amounts of information from military contractors, energy companies and other key industries in the U.S. and elsewhere have been
Republican opponents are sending signals that Chuck Hagel's bid to become defense secretary will probably come to an up-or-down vote soon in the Senate.
By delaying a confirmation vote on Chuck Hagel to be defense secretary, Senate Republicans have forced Leon Panetta to remain on the job he is eager to give
A bitterly divided Senate panel has voted to approve the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be the nation's defense secretary.
Still to be decided: how many troops will remain beyond 2014, when the U.S.-led combat mission is scheduled to end.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, in lifting a ban on women serving in combat, said women have become integral to the military's success and have shown they are
Pentagon chief Leon Panetta is set to announce Thursday a lift on the military's ban on women participating in ground combat missions.
Senior defense officials say Pentagon chief Leon Panetta is removing the military's ban on women serving in combat, opening hundreds of thousands of front-line
The White House said Wednesday it will go ahead with Gen. John Allen's nomination to become commander of NATO forces in Europe.
The Obama administration says it might leave no troops in Afghanistan after December 2014, an option that defies the Pentagon's view that thousands of troops
Controversy surrounds both choices, but the president called on the Senate to quickly confirm both.
The bill includes cuts in defense spending that the president and congressional Republicans agreed to in August 2011, along with the end of the war in Iraq and
The Justice Department is dropping its investigation into whether David Petraeus' mistress, Paula Broadwell, stalked a romantic rival online.
The U.S. will send two batteries of Patriot missiles and 400 troops to Turkey as part of a NATO force meant to protect Turkish territory from potential Syrian