Military Headline News – Rick Rogers
Five years ago, the Veterans Affairs Department made finding homes for all homeless veterans a top priority.
But to meet that goal by 2015, housing for 60 veterans each day must be found for the next 2 ½ years. To meet its self-imposed deadline, the government plans to ramp up its housing voucher program.
Human error is being blamed for an explosion that killed seven Marines during a night training exercise last March in Nevada.
An investigation concluded that Marines violated procedures resulting in the detonation.
The soldier charged with murdering 16 people in Afghanistan will plead guilty to avoid a possible death penalty, according to his lawyer.
If the plea is accepted, Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales would spend the rest of his life in prison for the March 2012 incident.
Britain has leveled new charges of chemical weapons use in the Syrian civil war.
The action comes as debate intensifies on whether U.S. troops should be sent in to keep chemical weapons from falling into the hands of terrorists.
Rick Rogers, Military Headline News.
Rick Rogers is a defense reporter based in San Diego.