The over-the-top outrage of some Republican legislators ó not excluding Oklahoma's ó at President Obama's decision announced Wednesday to begin the long overdue process of normalizing re
House and Senate conferees negotiating a package to fund the Department of Defense through September 2015 have protected commissary operations by restoring 90 percent of a planned $100 million cut.
Pundits now have spent the better part of the week hyperventilating over Tuesday's release of the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on the CIA's detention and interrogation program,
Military folks will see compensation packages pinched in 2015 under a deal struck this week by House and Senate negotiators finalizing pay and benefit changes in the fiscal 2015 defense authorizati
In 1889, Great Britain, the 19th century's mercantile and naval superpower, passed an Act of Parliament formalizing what became known as the Two-Power naval standard.
A dispute between House and Senate Armed Services committees over whether to slow growth in military housing allowances and raise off-base pharmacy co-payments has put at risk passage of a defense
In this centennial anniversary of the outbreak of World War I in many ways the most traumatic event in Western history after the fall of Rome it's probably inevitable that comparisons
More than 26,000 military families with autistic children are getting better TRICARE coverage of applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy and related services, which can improve a child's developmen
A 2012 law that requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to cover health care of former Marines, sailors and family members with ailments linked to water contaminations from 1957 to 1987 at Camp
The Department of Veterans Affairs has mailed its first medical "Choice Cards," with letters explaining how to use them, to 320,000 VA-enrolled veterans who reside more than 40 miles from any type
The Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) faced a tough operating environment in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30 as sales fell by 4.3 percent.
When Congress reconvenes Nov.
Long time readers with good memories may recall a column some years ago that described the Dollar Auction, a device invented by Yale economist Martin Shubik to demonstrate how bidding on
Congress last August gave the Department of Veteran Affairs 90 days to issue medical "Choice Cards" to 9.1 million veterans enrolled in VA care.
The Army finally has released its long-awaited future operating concept, culminating a heroic effort to define the service's future operating requirements at a time when, as recent event
The recent 90-day review of the Military Healthcare System found it "comparable in access, quality and safety to average private-sector health care," Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told a press conf
Would an E-6 careerist nearing retirement accept a $30,000 car loan if forced to pay back a total of $390,000 in principal and interest?
For older generations of spouses, mothers and other family caregivers of severely disabled veterans, the startling feature of the Family Caregiver Program that Congress enacted in 2010 was its excl
As many as 80,000 veterans who suffered from post-traumatic stress and received "other than honorable" discharges can use evidence of their PTSD to petition service boards to upgrade the
On Thursday, while U.S. talk show pundits argued about whether or not NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should stay or go, America's most reliable ally dodged a bullet.
The Department of Veterans Affairs needs "tens of thousands" more personnel working in VA hospitals and clinics to meet patient demand, new VA Secretary Robert "Bob" McDonald, told lawmakers last w
Perhaps the first thing veterans using GI Bill education benefits should understand about new "in-state tuition" protection that Congress approved last month is that it won't take effect for anothe
Some years ago, in the introduction to an edited volume on the military profession's use of (more often failure to use) history, my co-editor Williamson Murray attempted to fathom why it
America's population of living veterans fell by almost 5 million, or 17 percent, from 2000 to 2013.
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