U.S. officials can’t be held liable for the death of an American al-Qaeda leader killed by a drone strike in Yemen in 2011, a federal judge ruled, saying the courts have to stay out of military decision making.
An Iraq veteran who fatally shot three soldiers and himself at Fort Hood in Texas had been prescribed medications for depression, anxiety and sleeping and wasn’t prone to violence, said Army Secretary John McHugh.
The CIA searched a congressional computer network in a possible criminal violation and breach of the separation of powers between the branches of government, said the chairman of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today outlined a five-year Pentagon budget that would shrink Army forces to fewer than before the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, while retiring older weapons including the U-2 spy plane and the A-10 attack aircraft.
In the Hope Chapel at the U.S. military’s Camp Victory on the outskirts of Baghdad, standing before 150 soldiers, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta spoke on public service, democracy and America’s global role in remarks laced with more than a dozen expletives.
U.S. naval power in the Pacific will increase as the Pentagon rebalances American forces toward the Asia-Pacific region, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said in Singapore while calling on countries to beef up their capacity.
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta tried on his first visit to China to assure his hosts the Pentagon’s strategy for the Asia-Pacific region isn’t aimed at constraining their military. He didn’t convince everyone.