So many retirees, Reserve and Guard members and even active duty families would stop shopping on base, if DOD is allowed to slash commissary budgets, that the military resale system would be at risk, said Major Gen. Richard E. Beale Jr.
An Army general in Japan failed to properly investigate a sexual assault allegation against a colonel he had known for decades and referred the case to criminal investigators only after Stars and Stripes inquired, according to an Inspector General report.
After weathering a number of North Korean provocations during her first year on the job, South Korea’s president may be learning the same lesson as her predecessors: Her influence with North Korea is limited because so much depends on Pyongyang’s willingness to change and cooperate.
Lamentation over the falling defense budget has been part of the Washington soundtrack for years, but it's not a tune you hear in the office of Thomas Brady, the new head of the Defense Department's elementary and secondary schools.
The U.S. is so far providing more resources to shoring up eastern European allies made nervous by a newly assertive Russia than other NATO members, again testing the alliance that has struggled throughout the war in Afghanistan.
With more than 80 percent of the vote counted, the Afghan presidential election looks headed to a second round of voting. The same day, officials say an Afghan policeman killed three Americans inside a hospital in Kabul, one of a mounting number of attacks on civilian foreigners.
An ex-Marine was sentenced to death Thursday for murdering a fellow service member in 2009, after a federal jury concluded he had been responsible for a series of violent, sexually motivated attacks on women and young girls over the last nine years.
Approximately 200 servicemembers from various nations gathered at Naval Support Activity Bahrain for a remembrance ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of a suicide bombing in the Persian Gulf that killed two sailors and a Coast Guardsman.
A U.S. mission to deliver books to a school in Afghanistan that ended in the death of a young foreign service officer from River Forest, Ill., was plagued by poor planning that “failed at all levels,” according to a scathing Army report obtained by the Chicago Tribune.
When the DOD determined last year that 659 overseas civilian employees, mainly in Europe and the Pacific, were receiving housing allowances in error — a contention refuted by the workers themselves — a one year LQA extension was provided to help employees plan for a future without the subsidy. That extension expires in early May.
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