Bread-and-butter skills are missing from today’s Army skills. So now leaders are training for a future that needs both high-tech skills and old-fashioned fighting.
By James Rosen, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Military veterans are having better luck finding jobs, outpacing their civilian counterparts in many states, but younger former troops who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan still lag behind. Veterans in North Carolina, South Carolina and Kentucky are faring relatively well, while those in California, Idaho and Mississippi are […]
WASHINGTON — Nearly half of the officers responsible for maintaining and operating nuclear-armed missiles at a Montana base have been implicated in a widening cheating investigation, a sign of deep cultural and command problems in the nuclear force, the leader of the Air Force said Thursday. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said at a […]
Newly-appointed Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is poised to certify on Friday that gays and lesbians serving openly in the armed forces would not damage unit cohesion or retention or otherwise undermine the ability of the world’s most powerful military to wage war. This comes in the wake of Congress passing and President Obama signing […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense officials say Pentagon chief Leon Panetta will certify that gays may serve openly in the armed services. News of his decision comes two weeks after top military leaders agreed that repealing the 17-year-old ban will not hurt military readiness. The decision is not unexpected. The Pentagon has conducted months of internal […]