Armed Forces

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta was to announce a major U.S. Military policy shift on Jan. 24, 2013, allowing women to be eligible for combat front lines and special operations units. (Photo: CBS 2)

Pentagon Releases Plan For Allowing Women In Combat

In just a few years, women could be training to be Navy Seals or Army Rangers on the front lines, under a plan just released Tuesday by the Pentagon.

06/18/2013

The transfer case containing the remains of U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Gregory T. Buckley is moved by a U.S. Marine carry team. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: National Security Shouldn’t Get Lost In This Campaign

Our economy is on a slow recovery – slower than anyone wants. But the lack of serious discussion about national security and the world we live in is troubling.

08/27/2012

Veterans Job Fair (credit: CBS 2)

Dozens Of Organizations Hold Job Fair For Veterans On L.I.

“The unemployment rate in this country is 8.2 percent. For post-9/11 veterans it’s 12.4 percent. That is a national shame,” said Rep. Steve Israel.

03/30/2012

Sailors stand on the deck of the USS Iwo Jima as it passes by the Statue of Liberty to kick off Fleet Week in New York, Wednesday, May 25, 2011. Fleet Week ends on Memorial Day with a military flyover honoring American military personnel who lost their lives in service.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Fleet Week Soldiers Take In The Sights And Sounds Of New York City

In a Fleet Week that’s been marked by both celebration and devastation, one Navy Sailor is tackling New York City head-on.

05/30/2011