Multiple high-ranking military officials have come out against the ban, and lawmakers want to know who advised the president.
The Defense Department is making some changes to meet its readiness challenges, but it needs more support from Congress and civilian government.
The Defense Department is thinking about sending 4,000 more troops to Afghanistan. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain says DoD doesn't have a plan to win the war.
While the Defense Department balances the threat of sequestration with additional spending money from the White House, some members of Congress are looking at ways to support military members and their families.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter hosts an Armed Forces full honor review farewell ceremony in honor of Barack H. Obama, 44th President of the United States.
The White House wants nearly $12 billion to keep extra troops in Afghanistan and to continue the fight against the Islamic State. Some members of Congress think the request isn't enough.
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter expressed deep displeasure with the congressional budgeting process Thursday, calling it “deplorable” that the government seems poised to begin a new fiscal year under a continuing resolution for the eighth year in a row.
Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, racked up some frequent flier miles recently as he traveled from New York City to speak for the first time at the United Nations and then on to Vatican City to tour St. Peter's Basilica. While there, he spoke to members of the U.S. Military Seminary program.
The 2017 defense authorization bill now has a provision requiring women to sign up for selective service.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter revealed a handful of reforms aimed at bringing the Defense Department into the 21st century.
As the Defense Department mulls over a bigger role for the Joint Staff, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said that role won't grow the size of the organization.
The Defense Department is looking at changing the roles of the combatant commands and Joint Chiefs of Staff .
Gen. Joseph Dunford, the new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. says he plans to do his part to respond to congressional criticism over ballooning bureaucracies at the Pentagon.
Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says he plans to begin divesting the Joint Staff of some of its current responsibilities after the start of the new year.