Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel briefs reporters at the Pentagon on Monday. Hagel and President Obama will need to fight through a wall of resistance to their proposed defense budget cuts, say former members of a defense base closing commission.
Carolyn Kaster/AP
February 27, 2014

Pentagon Cuts Promise Political Pain

Cutting defense spending in Washington is about as popular as proposing Social Security cuts. In other words, not very.


Chuck Hagel
(Evan Vucci/AP)
February 24, 2014

US Defense Secretary Proposes Big Military Cuts

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is proposing shrinking the Army, closing military bases and making other military-wide savings as part of a broad reshaping of priorities following more than a decade of war.


Hiroo Onoda
(Bullit Marquez/AP)
January 17, 2014

Japanese Soldier Who Fought On For 29 Years After WWII Dies

Hiroo Onoda, a Japanese intelligence officer who for 29 years after the end of World War II continued to hide, fight and kill in the jungles of the Philippines because he did not believe the war was over, has died.


November 08, 2013

U Of I Breaks Ground On Wounded Veterans Center

The University of Illinois broke ground on Friday on a new facility on its Urbana campus to help military veterans adapt to life with their injuries, while attending the U of I.


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