The reshuffled national security team President Barack Obama introduced on Thursday will be charged with fighting not only the overseas war in Afghanistan but also budget battles on the home front over Pentagon spending that has ballooned into a fat target for deficit hawks. Full story
Higher gas prices, severe storms and belt-tightening at the Pentagon slowed the economy in the first three months of the year. Most economists say the weak January-March growth was a temporary setback that will be followed by stronger expansion the rest of the year. Full story
Throughout human history, people have used comic book-like art forms to document the horror and valor of war, and now American defense scientists think continuing that tradition by producing online comic books could help veterans overcome post-traumatic stress disorder. Full story
order to reduce the deficit, "substantial and rational" cuts must be made to Pentagon spending. Scarborough also reads from a Ruth Marcus Washington Post column on U.S. debt.
While thousands of legal gun stores can be found in the United States, just across the border in Mexico, there is only one. Purchasing any firearms from the store, managed by Mexico’s Defense Department, is a difficult process that has led to illegal gun trafficking and crippling violence in the cou
The first day of attacks on Libya, “Operation Odyssey Dawn”, cost the U.S. 100 million dollars in missiles alone, at a time when the Defense Department is already strapped for cash.
President Obama ordered the Department of Justice to stop defending the Defense of Act. Salon.com’s Glenn Greenwald joins The Last Word with his reaction to the DOMA decision.
Former Defense Secretary William Cohen comments the Pentagon’s pre-emptive strike to avoid painful budget cuts.
Aerial views, released by the United State Department of Defense May 2, 2011, shows before and after views of the compound that Osama bin Laden was killed in on Monday in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Bin Laden was killed during a U.S. assault on his Pakistani compound on Monday, then quickly buried at s
A drawing, released by the United State Department of Defense May 2, 2011, shows the compound that Osama bin Laden was killed in on Monday in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Bin Laden was killed during a U.S. assault on his Pakistani compound on Monday, then quickly buried at sea, in a dramatic end to the lon
= RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / DoD " - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS =This aerial photo released May 2, 2011 by the Pentagon, Department of Defense shows a 2011 view of the compound in Abbottbad, Pakistan where a US mili
Workers hangs an American flag on a building under construction at the World Trade Center May, 2011 in New York. Bin Laden was killed on Sunday in a raid by US covert forces in Pakistan, triggering celebrations across the United States a decade after the September 11, 2001 attacks levelled the Wor