WASHINGTON — Presidents often need new energy and talent to refurbish their second terms. George W. Bush opted for such a shake-up in 2006 and it arguably saved his presidency. Barack Obama is now facing a similar moment, and there are signs he's looking to make some personnel changes after …
MISSOULA — The power to hunt down a terrorist like Osama bin Laden may not be enough to protect the United States from the folly of its own spending problems, former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta told a Missoula audience Thursday.
CASPER, Wyo. — Sarah Oliver grew up with one wish.
CASPER, Wyo. — When Kathy Wright was in basic training she handled no weapons.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai smiles as he and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta arrive for a full honors arrival ceremony on Thursday at the Pentagon.
HELENA — A federal judge on Monday dismissed the state’s lawsuit against the Defense Department over its plans to move F-15 fighter jets from the Montana Air National Guard base in Great Falls to California.
More American military personnel have died by suicide this year than have been killed in combat. That terrible fact says more about the failure to protect the mental health of our troops than it does about a decrease in soldiers killed in action.
HELENA — Gov. Brian Schweitzer told the Defense Department on Thursday that he will sue to block any plans to take the state’s Air National Guard mission without a suitable replacement.
The hurricane-prone Gulf Coast is home to numerous U.S. military bases. When a hurricane heads toward them, the aircraft are taken out of the area ahead of the storm.
WASHINGTON — It turns out that “budget sequestration,” portrayed as an evenhanded way to spur bipartisan negotiations over budget deficits, is actually a dagger aimed at defense spending. The president and other top administration officials have said the automatic spending cuts required by s…
WASHINGTON -- Through 11 presidential elections, beginning with the Democrats' nomination of George McGovern in 1972, Republicans have enjoyed a presumption of superiority regarding national security. This year, however, events and their rhetoric are dissipating their advantage.
The day before President Obama delivered his State of the Union address, he approved a daring parachute operation to free an American aid worker and another hostage who had been held since October in Somalia. Two hours before Obama was scheduled to speak, he got word that the U.S. Navy SEAL …
Perseverance finally paid off in the nearly 10-year manhunt for the elusive leader of al-Qaida.