Rick Rogers – Military Headline News.
The world just turned a little more dangerous.
North Korea has stopped answering the military hotline. Experts read this a dangerous sign the estranged country no longer recognizes the armistice that ended the Korean War in 1953.
The medal debate that just won’t die.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has agreed to review the new Distinguished Warfare Medal after fevered complaints about its ranking above the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
Gen. Martin Dempsey, Joint Chiefs Chairman, will lead the review. A report should be out in early April.
The troops won’t be cracking the books like they used to.
The Air Force has just joined the Marines and the Army in dropping tuition assistance due to federal budget cuts.
What are the gun rights of veterans who endanger themselves and others?
Well, the Department of Veterans Affairs says it will refuse to comply with an impending New York gun law requiring them to report the names of at-risk patients.
Rick Rogers is a defense reporter based in San Diego.