Army: Soldier taped female cadets
The Army is investigating a soldier who helped train cadets at West Point amid allegations that he made secret videos of female cadets, the latest in a rash of cases that have brought heavy political pressure on the Pentagon to crack down on sexually oriented offenses in the ranks.
Wed May 15, 2013
Army investigates 'abusive sexual contact' allegations...
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel addresses a news conference in this file photo. Hagel's staff is drafting a directive to deal with sexual misconduct issues in the military in the wake of an investigation involving an Army sergeant.
Tue May 14, 2013
Army sex-assault 'preventer' accused
The Army announced Tuesday that a sergeant first class assigned to an assault prevention program at Fort Hood, Texas, is under investigation for sexual assault.
Fri May 10, 2013
NC-Sen: Kay Hagan (D), "Military sexual assault is a crisis in our armed forces "
The Pentagon released an alarming report this week showing sexual assault in the military is on the rise, raising the question: are the country's armed services capable of policing their own ranks? Currently, senior officers have the power to decide whether court-martial charges can be brought against subordinates.
Army warns sequester could weaken fight against sexual assault
Two recent stories are colliding as the Army tells Congress that sequestration may force cuts to sexual assault prevention and response : In a written statement submitted to the Senate Armed Services Committee on April 23, Army Secretary John McHugh and Army Chief of Staff Gen.
Tue May 07, 2013
Overnight Money: Perez faces first hurdle
Hurdling criticism: The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee is expected to approve the nomination of Thomas Perez to head up the Labor Department in an afternoon vote on Wednesday.
McKeon rumors spark jockeying
Rep. Buck McKeon says he's not planning to retire at the end of his term, but that hasn't stopped Republican colleagues from eyeing his committee chairmanship and Democrats from targeting his seat.
Wed May 01, 2013
Pentagon Ready To Ask Congress For Sequestration Break
The Pentagon is preparing to ask Congress soon for more authority to shift funds to cope with automatic spending cuts, confronting lawmakers with another exception to the "sequester" just days after they gave a break to the flying public and the airline industry.
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Wintour in Paris?
Hedge-fund billionaire, Obama mega-bundler and high-stakes poker player Marc Lasry dropped his bid last week for that fine ambassadorship in Paris.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
Here Is How a Four-Star General Hammers a Petty Congressman
Duncan Hunter is a Republican California congressman. He's a congressman because his daddy was a congressman.
Thu Apr 25, 2013
Tempers flare over Army computer system at House hearing
The Army 's chief of staff and a Marine veteran congressman clashed publicly Thursday in a long-simmering dispute over the service's battlefield intelligence processor.
Big contractors downplay sequester - Army, Navy leaders to Capitol...
BIG CONTRACTORS DOWNPLAY SEQUESTER: Major defense contractors are downplaying the immediate effects of sequestration with investors, portraying the across-the-board cuts as a fiscal slope - not a cliff.
Wed Apr 24, 2013
GOP report: DoD bears some blame for Benghazi - Navy projects fleet...
GOP report: DoD bears some blame for Benghazi - Navy projects fleet will shrink in near-term - Will Obama fight for BRAC? - Northrop tops first-quarter lobbying - Domestic drone backers cite Boston GOP REPORT: DoD BEARS SOME BLAME FOR BENGHAZI - The Defense Department has limited liability for the deadly Sept.