The U.S. will send anti-missile batteries and fighter jets to Jordan at the kingdom's request to boost defense capabilities in the face of an attack from neighboring Syria, Jordanian officials said Wednesday.Full story
After years of quiet and largely unsuccessful diplomacy, the U.S. has brought its persistent computer-hacking problems with China into the open, delivering a steady drumbeat of reports accusing Beijing's government and military of computer-based attacks against America. Full story
Tuesday's Senate Armed Services Committee hearing will be the first time in nearly 10 years that military leaders can discuss strategies with lawmakers in a full hearing to address the epidemic of sexual assault in the military. Full story
Secretaries of Defense Leon Panetta, Chuck Hagel, and President Obama have all used the same line to describe the difficulty of solving the problem of sexual assault in the military.
Senator Barbara Boxer talks with Rachel Maddow about yet another high profile sex abuse scandal in the U.S. military and what can be done legislatively to fix a problem at which military leaders have failed miserably and which is apparently sustained in part by military culture.
Rep. Loretta Sanchez discusses her bill to protect those who report sexual assaults in the military. This bill comes a disturbing report shows sexual assault cases in the military increased since 2010.
Rachel Maddow reports on a scandal surrounding the supervision of America's nuclear weaponry stored at Minot Air Force Base that has resulted in a slew of dismissals and further investigations into the "rot" within the ranks that has created this dangerous vulnerability.
President Obama responded forcefully to a new report from the Pentagon that estimated 26,000 people in the United States military were sexually assaulted last year. MSNBC's Alex Wagner discusses with Amy Ziering, producer of the documentary "The Invisible War" about sexual assault in the military.
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel attends the opening ceremony of the Pentagon's permanent Korean War exhibition near Washington June 18, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel testifies at a Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee hearing on "Department Leadership." on Capitol Hill in Washington June 11, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel testifies at a Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee hearing on "Department Leadership." on Capitol Hill in Washington June 11, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)