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Without change of leadership throughout, meaningful change could be elusive, critics say. Read more»

Last year, the military identified just 60 service members out of the about 83,000 Americans missing from World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

The restructuring promises to address many of the problems laid out in a recent ProPublica and NPR investigation. Read more»

US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y

When the Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the U.S. military’s sexual assault crisis, lawmakers grilled Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine officials on the alarmingly high number of rapes and other sexual abuses in their ranks. Read more»

The Pentagon has been paying hundreds of millions of tax dollars a year to people and companies that don’t deserve it, but its financial management shortcomings are so severe that it’s made little progress in halting the errors or even measuring their magnitude, according to a report released by a Senate committee.. Read more»

Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo) is running for the Senate in a close race against incumbent Claire McCaskill.

A misstep by Republican Todd Akin puts abortion front and center in the campaign. Read more»

As many as 64,000 graves at Arlington National Cemetery may contain mistakes, a long-awaited study by the U.S. Army has found. Read more»

As a candidate in 2008, President Obama drew thousands of campaign contributions under $200. Democratic bundlers say it’s unlikely he can count on so many small donations for his re-election.

The Obama administration is considering an executive order that would require government contractors to disclose political contributions and expenditures. Read more» 1

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords may receive cognitive rehabilitation therapy that Tricare, the military's health plan, doesn't cover for troops with traumatic brain injuries. Read more»

A key congressional oversight committee announced Friday that it was opening an investigation into the basis of a decision by the Pentagon's health plan to deny a type of medical treatment to troops with brain injuries. Read more»

The private contractor that trains the Afghan police force, a U.S. military program long criticized for wasting money, has failed to document millions of dollars in expenses, according to a leading defense audit agency. Read more»