The Senate has approved a defense budget that would also require women to register for the draft. The new rules would apply to any woman who turns 18 on or after January 1, 2018. The key opponents to drafting women were conservative Republicans, including your old friend, botched Madam Tussauds exhibit Ted Cruz.
According to a report from Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) set to be released Monday, sexual assault and a “troubling command culture” remains a serious problem in the military. The report examined the 329 sexual assault cases that occurred on military bases in the United States in 2014, and found that victims who…
Today marks the five year anniversary of the military operation that led to terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden’s death. To honor the occasion, the Central Intelligence Agency spent the day “live-tweeting” the raid that took place on May 1, 2011.
Two months after the Defense Department opened combat jobs to women, a House panel has voted to also require women to register for the draft. The measure will be debated by Congress in the fall, in what promises to be a very calm and wholly rational continued discussion about the role of women in the military.
A new investigation from the Associated Press says that officials at the Pentagon deliberately misled Congress about the number of military sexual assault cases and how they’re being handled. The AP says the Pentagon used “inaccurate or vague information” to convince Congress not to pass a law giving more power to…
Remember when it came out that former CIA Director David Petraeus was having that extramarital affair with his biographer? And how Jill Kelley supposedly gave him a handjob under the table at the Four Seasons too? Now, she’s writing a book to clear her name (and her hands):
For three months, United States Army private and rape suspect Jameson T. Hazelbower has lived off the grid without difficulty. Despite accusations of violent sexual assault, the 24-year-old was simply listed as a military deserter without further efforts to bring him into custody.
A U.S. Navy sailor stationed in Okinawa has been arrested and is being charged with the rape of a Japanese woman, a 40-year-old tourist from the prefecture of Kyushu. Okinawan authorities say the sailor, 24-year-old Justin Castellanos, found the victim drunk and asleep in a hotel lobby.
The Army is looking to increase its number of female recruiting officers, and hopes to have at least one woman at each of its 780 large recruitment centers in the next three years. There are currently only 750 female recruiters out of the 8,800 in service.
Air Force Maj. Adrianna Vorderbruggen was one of the six troops killed in Afghanistan earlier this week. Vorderbruggen was one of the first openly gay women in active service in the military, as well as one of the first to be wed in a same-sex ceremony.
New details have come to light about the 12 male sailors aboard Navy submarine the U.S.S. Wyoming who were implicated for involvement in the secret filming of their naked female shipmates late last year.
On Sunday evening, December 6, 2015, President Barack Obama delivered the third Oval Office address of his presidency. In the wake of the San Bernardino shooting, he attempted to ease the minds of Americans shaken by the threat of ISIS and the bloody terrorist attacks, both domestic and international, that have taken…
The American Civil Liberties Union and the Department of Justice are locked in a battle over Chelsea Manning’s hair length. The DOJ says Manning, currently serving 35 years for leaking classified military documents, can’t be permitted to grow her hair longer than two inches. Her hair could pose “pose a significant…
On Wednesday, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the state had reached a groundbreaking milestone: it effectively ended homelessness among military veterans.
On Tuesday, Hillary Clinton released a number of policy proposals specifically aimed at the Department of Veteran’s Affairs and the Veteran’s Health Administration. Among these proposals include a special focus on increasing quality of care for women and transgender veterans.
Last month, the Marine Corps released a year-long study that tested women’s readiness to serve in combat units. At the time of the study’s release, NPR called the results “stark,” adding that the “all-male units outperformed mixed-gender units across the board.” That study came months before January 1 deadline to…
Marine Corps researchers charged with the task of analyzing and making recommendations regarding integrating women into combat roles incidentally discovered seven instances of sexual assault, according to the report obtained by the Washington Post.
The Pentagon is looking into whether Defense Department employees tried to get the U.S. government to reimburse them for all the money they spent at strip clubs and casinos. Not whether military personnel spent tons of money at strip clubs and casinos, because they sure, sure did—no, just if they tried to get paid…
A shocking story in Sunday’s New York Times reports that U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan are told to ignore the brutal sexual abuse of young boys by Afghan police officers and militia commanders—even when that sexual abuse takes place on military bases.