Disregarding the overwhelming counsel of combat veterans, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is set to lift the ban on women in combat.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is calling for help in developing an underwater node that can hide and store drones and then deliver them to the surface of the sea by remote control.

A West Point think tank responsible for training future U.S. Army officers has released an extensive report warning of a growing domestic threat from “far right” conservative groups it says are prone to violence.

In an opinion article published last week about President Obama's nominees for secretary of defense and CIA director, former Congressman Ron Paul suggests that Americans pay more attention to the policies than the personalities.

An incredible story is being told to the press and sold in a new book by Morten Storm, a 37-year-old Dane who claims to have worked on a number of secret missions with intelligence groups from several Western nations.

Without permission from Congress or any constitutional authority to do so, the Obama administration pledged again this week to continue supporting the United Nations-approved war on rebels in Mali currently being led by the new socialist government of France. Analysts say the move puts the U.S. government even closer to being openly drawn into yet another unconstitutional war that will undoubtedly have far-reaching implications — especially the potential for more deadly anti-American “blowback.”

Chuck Hagel’s obviously solid connections to the Establishment’s Insiders — his membership in the Council on Foreign Relations and his promotion of an internationalist foreign policy in the CFR's Foreign Affairs magazine — are not receiving the attention they deserve.

Okay, so what's behind the battle over the Hagel nomination? With all the talk we have heard and all that has been written in recent years about uncompromising partisanship, the Republicans have fought to, in effect, make sure Democrat John Kerry would be the choice for secretary of state and now balk at the choice of a fellow Republican and former U.S. senator from Nebraska to head up the Department of Defense. In fact, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has called this ostensibly bipartisan choice by the president an "in your face" insult to the Grand Old Party. Are Republicans really that easily insulted?

Former Army Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha is set to become the fourth living soldier to receive the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The anti-Hagel hysteria carries a message different from the one getting all the attention: If Hagel is “out of the mainstream” of foreign-policy thinking, the range of permissible thinking is more narrow than many have suspected. True, Hagel has been critical of some of the overseas military policies pursued by Presidents George W. Bush and Obama, but to suggest he is a radical critic of U.S. militarism and hegemony is absurd.

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