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Pentagon fails to probe thousands of sexual assaults: GAO

The Pentagon has failed to act properly to investigate the 2,594 sexual assaults reported in 2010, a Government Accountability Office accused in a new report. The Department of Defense Inspector General’s office is supposed to oversee all sexual assault investigations within the military, but none of the nearly 2,600 cases…

Panetta to formally end ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy

WASHINGTON — A formal end to the ban on gays serving openly in the US military will likely come by late July or early August, outgoing Defense Secretary Robert Gates told AFP on Thursday. Gates, revising his earlier forecasts, said in an interview that final approval to end the prohibition…

Marine reservist charged in U.S. military shootings

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors on Thursday charged a Marine Corps reservist with shooting at four military buildings around Washington, including the Pentagon, and also said he appeared to be trying to build a bomb. Yonathan Melaku, 22, was charged with four counts including firing on the Pentagon and the…

Senate confirms Leon Panetta to head Pentagon

WASHINGTON — The US Senate unanimously confirmed Leon Panetta’s nomination to be defense secretary on Tuesday, hailing his successes as CIA chief just as major challenges await him in Afghanistan and Libya. All 100 members of the Senate approved the nomination of Panetta, a rare move of unanimity for a…

Man in custody over suspicious car near Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Authorities closed several major highways around the Pentagon and took a man into custody on Friday after discovering a suspicious package inside a car, police said. Officials could not confirm local media reports that the package inside the vehicle resembled a bomb. Reports said a police bomb…

Key Senate panel approves Panetta for Pentagon

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US Senate Armed Services Committee unanimously approved Leon Panetta’s nomination to be US defense secretary on Tuesday, setting the stage for a full senate confirmation. Panetta, 72, who has served President Barack Obama as CIA chief, was expected to sail to confirmation by the full US…

Exclusive: Mishandled VA rape cases deemed ‘shocking’ by lawyers in Pentagon suit

WASHINGTON – The firm investigating a case of 17 raped military veterans suing the Pentagon responded Monday after a report that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs mishandled sexual assault cases. “This shocking report is consistent with the findings of our investigation,” Keith Rohman, president of Public Interest Investigations, the…

U.S. identifies remains of soldier missing since 1951

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Sixty years after vanishing on the battlefields of the Korean War and 20 years after being shipped back in a coffin, the remains of a US soldier have been identified using DNA testing. The Pentagon said Monday it had identified Corporal A.V. Scott, who went missing in…

Pentagon Papers finally published, 40 years on

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – The Pentagon Papers, a US government report into the Vietnam War, were finally published in full, 40 years after embarrassing details of the document were leaked. President Lyndon Johnson’s administration commissioned a Vietnam Study Task Force in 1967 to write a comprehensive report about America’s ill-fated…

U.S. Army to abandon the beret

WASHINGTON — The US Army is abandoning the beret, after a failed 10-year experiment. The black beret, which proved deeply unpopular with American soldiers, will be replaced by a patrol cap for everyday wear, US Army spokesman Colonel Tom Collins said Monday. The move came after outgoing Army chief of…

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