Military Headline News – Rick Rogers
After years of losing ground, the Department of Veterans Affairs might be gaining the upper hand processing veterans’ claims.
In the past six weeks, claims have been reduced by 118,000 cases, according to the VA.
Government officials claim its controversial data surveillance programs stopped 50 terrorist attacks from happening.
The thwarted attacks include the attempted bombing of New York City subways and a planned attack on a newspaper in Denmark.
The Pentagon has unveiled plans to open combat jobs to women in the next few years, but they’ll need to meet the same standards as men to fill them.
Under the plan, women could begin training for elite combat units in 2015.
Three Navy football players are under investigation for allegedly sexually assaulting a drunken female midshipman in April 2012.
A pending military hearing will help determine whether criminal charges are pressed.
Four U.S. troops were killed in a rocket attack on Bagram Air Base. At least 2,107 U.S. troops have died in Afghanistan since the 2001 invasion.
Rick Rogers, Military Headline News.
Rick Rogers is a defense reporter based in San Diego.