U.S. Military

U.S. Army's First Female Rangers Earn Their Keep, Impress The Powers That BeThe first two women to pass the U.S. Army's Ranger School recently spoke for the first time publicly about their experiences.
U.S. Military Hopes To Learn From Connecticut Chimpanzee Attack VictimConnecticut chimpanzee mauling victim Charla Nash never served in the military, but the Pentagon is watching her recovery closely.
Bergen County Executive, Sheriff Debate Use Of Military Armored VehiclesThe United States military is giving the Bergen County Sheriff's Department two of its almost 15 tons of mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles, WCBS 880's Levon Putney reported.
President Obama Says End Of The War In Afghanistan Is Finally In SightAn end to the war in Afghanistan is near. President Barack Obama on Tuesday declared that two-thirds of U.S. troops will come home by the end of the year, and the military commitment to Afghanistan will end by 2016.
6 Military Vets Getting Homes At Discounted Prices On L.I.The three-bedroom homes will be sold for $199,000 -- about half of the going market rate.
In Interview With CBS News, Assad Denies Using Chemical WeaponsThe dictator sat down for an interview with CBS This Morning anchor Charlie Rose as Congress mulls whether to authorize the use of force in Syria.
Pentagon Releases Plan For Allowing Women In CombatIn 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.
Sen. Gillibrand Seeking To Shine Light On Sexual Abuse Within MilitarySen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who serves as the chair of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel, plans to address the issue next week with a newly drafted bill.
U.S. Military: Women Now Eligible For Combat Front LinesSecretary of Defense Leon Panetta's order will make women eligible to serve in the infantry on combat patrol, and even in elite special operation units like the Navy SEALs.
Lawmaker: MTA's New Pro-Palestine Billboards 'Very, Very Dangerous'New billboards went up across New York City on Wednesday night with a message that could have subway riders doing a double-take. They’re paid for by a group that wants the U.S. to stop funding for the Israeli military.
Columbia University Vote Clears Way For ROTC To Return To Campus The university's Senate voted 51 to 17 with one abstention Friday to open negotiations with the military to bring back the Reserve Officers' Training Corps.
Gays See Repeal As A Civil Rights MilestoneAllowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the U.S. military is a step toward equality, advocates say, but a fight for other social changes such as gay marriage still lies ahead.