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Veteran says VA security used 'torture cuffs' on him

Posted: 06/23/2014 - A retired career marine claims he was mugged, tackled and put in torture cuffs in a dispute over getting his prescription refilled at the Dole VA Medical Center in Wichita.

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VA falls short on female medical issues

Updated: 06/24/2014 - The beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs is falling short of its commitment to attend to the needs of the rising ranks of female veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Obama: Threat from Iraq militants could grow

Posted: 06/22/2014 - President Barack Obama says the threat from al-Qaida-inspired militants who have violently seized territory in Iraq could grow and spill over into other countries in the region

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Obama's test: Try to avoid `mission creep' in Iraq

Posted: 06/22/2014 - President Barack Obama is charting a new phase of American military engagement in Iraq, and he says a war-weary United States won't be "dragged back" into a lengthy conflict.

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Lawmakers who supported Iraq war are wary now

Posted: 06/17/2014 - One Republican senator says the conflict between Iraq's Shiites and Sunnis has been going on for 1,500 years -- and he says, "Whatever we do, it's not going to go away."

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Pentagon orders amphibious ship to Persian Gulf

Posted: 06/16/2014 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde into the Persian Gulf as concern grows over a militant group's advancement toward Iraq's capital.

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Hagel orders US aircraft carrier to Persian Gulf

Updated: 06/14/2014 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered an aircraft carrier to move from the northern Arabian Sea to the Persian Gulf as President Barack Obama considers possible military options for Iraq.

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Senate bill doubles spending on veterans' health

Posted: 06/14/2014 - Spending on veterans' health care could double in three years under the Senate's solution to the long waits experienced by thousands seeking medical care at VA hospitals and clinics.

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Army: Bergdahl not joined by family after return

Posted: 06/14/2014 - When Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl arrived back in the United States following five years of captivity by the Taliban in Afghanistan, he wasn't joined by his family.

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President Obama: U.S. won't send troops back to Iraq

Posted: 06/13/2014 - President Barack Obama says Iraq's government must make a sincere effort to address sectarian differences, or else U.S. military help won't succeed in curbing the insurgency there.

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Senator: Bergdahl deal reached day before prisoner swap

Posted: 06/10/2014 - A top Democratic senator says the Obama administration only finalized the release of a U.S. prisoner in Afghanistan in exchange for five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo a day before the June 1 swap.

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