Department of Defense

Obama: We’re Hitting ISIS ‘Harder Than Ever’

 Carter Opens All Military Jobs to Women

In a landmark decision Thursday, Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter ordered the military to open all combat jobs to women, making "no exceptions" granted to applicants qualify for the position.

Republicans Warn Obama on Gitmo Closure

Opponents of moving Guantánamo detainees to the U.S. mainland are firing a new round of warning shots ahead of an Obama administration plan regarding closing the facility.

Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., told reporters Thursday he could hold up as many nominations as needed to try to thwart implementation of any executive actions on transferring individuals held at the prison facility at the naval base to the United States.

US Airstrikes Not Dictated by Russia

Carter on Afghanistan: ‘More Work Lies Ahead’

Obama to Keep Troops, Bases in Afghanistan After 2016

The next president of the United States will inherit a substantial military presence in Afghanistan.

President Barack Obama announced on Thursday that he will keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan through most of next year and 5,500 at three bases after 2016.

Pelosi: House Democrats Will Sustain NDAA Veto

 White House Apologizes for Kunduz Hospital Attack

President Barack Obama apologized to Doctors Without Borders President Joanne Liu and Aghan President Ashraf Ghani for the bombing of a hospital in Kunduz in phone calls this morning from the Oval Office, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest announced at his daily briefing.

Earnest said the president committed to an investigation that would lay out the facts and would take action, if necessary, to make incidents like this less likely in the future.

WH: Kunduz Hospital Bombing 'Profound Tragedy'

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest called the accidental bombing of a hospital in Kunduz "a profound tragedy" and said the United States takes the issue seriously and is still conducting investigations into the accident.