By JIM ABRAMSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Those who lie about military service or make false claims about receiving military medals with the intent of benefiting from those claims would be committing a crime under legislation passed by the House Wednesday.
The House's 410-3 vote on
NBCNEWS.COM Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said revelations in a book written by a retired Navy SEAL on the raid that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden could put future operations in jeopardy and suggested that the writer should be punished for writing the best-seller.
By RUSS BYNUMAssociated Press
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Four former Army soldiers and a civilian have been charged in new indictments for connections to an anti-government militia that authorities say was led by Fort Stewart troops who stockpiled weapons and talked of ultimately overthrowing the U.S
By ROBERT BURNSAP National Security Writer
U.S. troops are still in Afghanistan, nearly 11 years after they invaded. Why? The answer boils down to one word: al-Qaida. The goal is to damage the terrorist group enough to prevent a repeat of the 9/11 attacks.
Where they stand:
Fewer 9/11 families on hand for 11th anniversary
NEW YORK (AP) - Americans marked the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks Tuesday in familiar but subdued ceremonies that put grieving families ahead of politicians and suggested it's time to move on after a
RENO, Nev. (AP) - President Barack Obama has honored four victims of the Colorado theater attack who had ties to the military.
Obama began his first campaign-focused trip since the Colorado shooting by remembering service members and veterans who were killed Friday when a gunman opened fire in a
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A treaty governing the high seas is all but dead in the Senate as two Republican senators announced their opposition Monday, giving conservative foes the necessary votes to scuttle the pact.
Sens. Rob Portman of Ohio and Kelly Ayotte of New
By PAULINE JELINEKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon is sending an aircraft carrier to the Middle East several months early to make sure at least two carriers will constantly be present in the troubled region.
There are two carriers in the area now, but one was scheduled to leave
By BRADLEY KLAPPER and JOSEF FEDERMANAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - Mideast peace, America's defining issue for decades of dealings with Israel and its Arab neighbors, was just a postscript Monday as Hillary Rodham Clinton made perhaps her final visit to the region as secretary of state.
By SUSANNE M. SCHAFERAssociated Press Writer
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Four letters from a courageous South Carolina soldier who tried to tell his family about the fearsome battles that raged around him in Vietnam were returned to his family Saturday, some 40 years after he was