U.S. Military

Explosives have gone missing from the largest Marines training base in the U.S. at around the same time the military is being investigated for right-wing extremists and white supremacists in its ranks.

Here's the thing that the president and his supporters would never admit: Donald Trump has spent his life actually insulting the military far worse than any NFL player ever has.

U.S. soldiers based in Afghanistan have been ordered to ignore rampant sexual abuse of children in what The New York Times describes as a longstanding problem among armed Afghan commanders. In harrowing details gleaned from court records and through interviews, The Times recounts what is known as “bacha bazi, literally ‘boy play,’” and American soldiers […]

NAIROBI, Kenya — A top military official says that U.S. troops are now deployed in four central African countries as part of U.S. efforts against a brutal rebel group called the Lord’s Resistance Army. Rear Adm. Brian L. Losey, the top U.S. special operations commander for Africa, said Wednesday that U.S. troops are now stationed […]

Despite claims by conservatives that the U.S. military is suffering from decrepit battle gear and weapons, a new report shows the Department of Defense has spent nearly a trillion dollars on big ticket defense items with money that was supposed to be used for troops in the field. See also: Pentagon chiefs: bigger defense cuts […]

The New Yorker has unearthed a horrible secret related to the staffing of military bases in the Middle East. Companies that are contracted by the United States to provide support services to bases in locations like Afghanistan routinely lure women far from their homes to be employees, where they become trapped.

WASHINGTON — Two failed marriages were the cost of war for Sgt. Jennifer Schobey.

The Army is ending a program that helped nearly 3,000 high school dropouts earn high school equivalency certificates and become soldiers.

The military threw out hundreds of service members in 2009 for violating its “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, including a disproportionate number of women and minorities and dozens of service members in “mission critical” positions, according to a new analysis of military data.