President Barack Obama challenged Americans on Memorial Day to fill the silence from those who died serving their country with love and support for families of the fallen, "not just with words but with our actions."
Edward Snowden performed a "public service" in stoking a national debate about secret domestic surveillance programs, but he should still return to the U.S. to stand trial, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said in a podcast released on Monday.
The threatened summer of discontent for American travelers got underway Memorial Day weekend as the understaffed Transportation Security Administration struggled to keep its security lines moving in the nation's airports.
Late last month, as the House Armed Services Committee worked on the annual defense policy bill, U.S. Rep. Steve Russell offered a very brief amendment. It may have been short, but it was anything but simple.
They are the people who decide elections, shun partisan labels or loyalty, and swing back and forth between the major political parties from election to election. And they have a problem. They can’t stand either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.
Marine Col. Shane Tomko, an officer who had been accused earlier this year of sexual assault, pleaded guilty Friday to a series of lesser charges, including conduct unbecoming of an officer and a gentleman, during his court-martial trial.
Defense analysts say the ratcheting-up U.S. effort will likely succeed in flattening ISIS in the short term – but it may be only a temporary fix for what is still a fundamentally fractured region, especially as the United States currently has little appetite for another full-scale ground war in the Middle East.
The Memorial Garden at Camp San Mateo, a tribute to the Fighting Fifth Marine Regiment, is home for Marines who have died in action, but also a place of peace and reflection for those who remember them.
It’s a day for backyard barbecues and quick family trips at the unofficial start of the vacation season. But Memorial Day’s origins trace back to the Civil War and efforts to honor the dead and heal the wounds of America’s bloodiest conflict.
Long, yellow blank ribbons in honor of the 6,852 servicemembers who have died since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks hang inside the Women’s Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery this Memorial Day weekend.
More than 150 insurgents had ambushed the combined U.S. special operations and Afghan National Army force in the snow-filled Gowardesh Valley in January 2008, exposing the men to automatic weapon fire and rocket-propelled grenades. In the lead, Staff Sgt. Robert Miller ordered the men to take cover. Then he charged the enemy to give his comrades time to get away.
For Tom Manion, a retired Marine Corps colonel, Memorial Day is more than just a holiday to remember veterans who didn't make it home. It's yet another day that he thinks of his only son, First Lt. Travis Manion, who was killed in action in 2007.
A second round of U.S. Coast Guard investigative hearings into the sinking of the freighter El Faro ended Friday, closing a sometimes contentious proceeding during which the disaster was characterized by one investigator as "a colossal failure" of management before he apologized and took back the comment.