Under New Law, Military Kids Get Sex Assault ProtectionsThe Defense Department must improve the way it responds to child-on-child sexual assault at military bases in the U.S. and abroad.
DHS Requests 12,000 Beds To Detain FamiliesThe request seeks 2,000 beds to be up and running in the next 45 days, and the remaining space to be available on an as-needed basis, the Defense Department said in a statement.
Soldier Killed In Syria Identified As 36-Year-Old From TexasThe American service member killed this week by a roadside bomb in northern Syria was a 36-year-old Army soldier from Texas, the Defense Department said Saturday.
Apparent Explosive Device Found On Mexican Ferry Off CozumelWhat appeared to be undetonated explosives were found on a ferry that runs between the Caribbean resorts of Playa del Carmen and the island of Cozumel, authorities said Friday.
U.S. Bombers Fly Over Waters East Of North Korea In Show Of ForceIn a show of American military might to North Korea, the United States on Saturday flew bombers and fighter escorts to the farthest point north of the Demilitarized Zone by any such American aircraft this century.
Soldiers From Kansas, Texas, Arizona Killed In JordanThe Defense Department has identified three soldiers killed in a shooting this week outside a military base in Jordan.
Pentagon: Hundreds Of Military Kids Sexually Abused Each YearIn total, incidents involving sexual assault in which the children of service members are victims occur hundreds of times each year, according to data from the Defense Department.
Panetta To Lift Ban On Women In CombatThe U.S. Military is making one of the biggest policy changes in its history. CBS News learned Tuesday the Defense Department is lifting its ban on women serving in combat.
Dallas Sailor Dies While Deployed OverseasThe Pentagon says a 28-year-old sailor from Dallas has died of illness while on deployment in support of NATO forces in Afghanistan.
Dozens File Claims Of $750M For Fort Hood TragedyMore than 80 victims and family members in the worst-ever mass shooting at a U.S. military installation are seeking $750 million in compensation from the Army.
Granger Gets Support For Lockheed's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter project got a vote of confidence from the House Appropriations Committee. The vote on Capitol Hill reaffirms hundreds of jobs at Fort Worth's Lockheed Martin plant.
Arlington Marine Killed In AfghanistanA 26-year-old North Texas Marine Corps reservist has been killed in action in Afghanistan.