With the evolution of warfare, the US government has turned to drone operations, which is the engagement of the enemy from afar. The Pentagon has announced an award for drone pilots, the Distinguished Warfare medal.
NATO Defense ministers met in Brussels on Thursday and Friday, taking stock on the progress in Afghanistan. DOD reports indicate that there were no US soldiers killed in Afghanistan this week, however one NATO soldier was killed on Friday.
On Monday, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced that the Obama administration would pursue AQIM (al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb) in North Africa, in an effort to ensure that the international terror network has no place to hide.
Nine months after the U.S. military repealed the "don't ask, don't tell" (DADT) policy, that banned gays from serving openly in the U.S. military, the Defense Department is planning an event in recognition of gay and lesbian service men and women.
(Mother's Day) - As global climate change continues to affect the sea ice conditions in the Arctic, the world faces conflicts over ocean rights, while wildlife struggles to adapt.
The U.S. Government hopes ratifying the U.N. Law of the Sea is a solution.
Former intelligence officials describe the CIA’s outsourcing of assassination program to Blackwater, where Al-Qaeda leaders were targets and millions of dollars were spent on a program that was unknown to Congress and canceled by Panetta.
NASA satellite data reveals how the minimum sea ice extent, reached on Sept. 9  as depicted here, declined to a level far smaller than the 30-year average (in yellow) and opened up Northwest Passage shipping lanes (in red)