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.
U.S. troops would resume combat operations in Iraq only in case of a catastrophic event or the “complete failure” of that nation’s security forces, the U.S. commander in Iraq, General Ray Odierno , said.
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.
General Ray Odierno , commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, said an explosion in Basra, Iraq, yesterday was probably a terrorist attack and that he’s confident the country’s security forces are able to deal with such strikes.
U.S. Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno said today he expects a decision soon on the U.S. providing more military support to South Korea, including a plan to deploy additional Apache attack helicopters there.
The U.S. will lock down prisoners, furlough Internal Revenue Service workers, and rely on Russia to get astronauts into space to cope with $85 billion in federal spending reductions due to begin tomorrow.