Skip navigation

AP NewsBreak: Pentagon eyes cuts in danger pay

The Pentagon is eyeing plans to eliminate danger pay for service members in as many as 18 countries and five waterways around the world, saving about $120 million each year while taking a bite out of troops' salaries, The Associated Press has learned.Full story

The Navy’s ‘bring your child to work day’

  One of the most difficult things about military service is the long separation from loved ones. But this past week, while on its way home from an eight-month deployment to the Persian Gulf, the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis made an unforgettable journey. NBC’s Miguel Almaguer reports.

Green buildings rise in oil-rich Persian Gulf

With massive steel Sidra trees sprouting from the base of the building and a 9-meter (yard) high sculpture of a spider in the lobby protecting a sack of grey and white eggs, Qatar National Convention Center is hard to ignore. Full story

Sponsored Links

Video

  Pickens: US Doesn't Need Persian Gulf Oil Now

On "Closing Bell," BP Capital Founder Boone Pickens explains why he thinks it's a waste of money to have the U.S. military in the Persian Gulf to protect oil moving through the waterway.

advertisement | ad info

Related Photos

A British Dutch Navy ship is seen making its way into open sea to conduct the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX) at the Middle East Gulf
A British Dutch Navy ship is seen making its way into open sea to conduct the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX) at the Middle East Gulf

A British Dutch Navy ship is seen making its way into open sea to conduct the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise at the Middle East Gulf, May 13, 2013. Representatives from more than 40 nations will gather in Bahrain and waters of the Gulf region for the exercise, which is considered the

A dummy mine is released into the sea from the USS Gladiator during the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX) at the Middle East Gulf
A dummy mine is released into the sea from the USS Gladiator during the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX) at the Middle East Gulf

A dummy mine is released into the sea from the USS Gladiator during the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise at the Middle East Gulf, May 13, 2013. Representatives from more than 40 nations will gather in Bahrain and waters of the Gulf region for the exercise, which is considered the larges

USS Riverine gun-boats patrol as British Royal Navy Ship Cardigan Bay is seen behind at the Middle East Gulf
USS Riverine gun-boats patrol as British Royal Navy Ship Cardigan Bay is seen behind at the Middle East Gulf

USS Riverine gun-boats patrol as British Royal Navy Ship Cardigan Bay is seen behind during the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise at the Middle East Gulf, May 13, 2013. Representatives from more than 40 nations will gather in Bahrain and waters of the Gulf region for the exercise, which i

A USS Riverine gun-boat patrols in the area during the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX) at the Middle East Gulf
A USS Riverine gun-boat patrols in the area during the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX) at the Middle East Gulf

A USS Riverine gun-boat patrols in the area during the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise at the Middle East Gulf, May 13, 2013. Representatives from more than 40 nations will gather in Bahrain and waters of the Gulf region for the exercise, which is considered the largest exercise of its