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The Pentagon said the 2014 Basic Allowance for Housing, or BAH, rates will take effect Jan. 1 and remain in place for the rest of the year regardless of the debate in Washington, D.C., over the federal budget and calls to curb military personnel costs.
Despite the budget crunch that has paralyzed most military modernization programs, Air Force leaders are talking about developing the sixth generation fighter jet as well as a new cargo plane that would replace the C-130 and C-17.
Taking clear aim at China's growing aggressiveness in territorial disputes with its smaller neighbors, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced Monday that the United States will boost maritime security assistance to the countries of Southeast Asia amid rising tensions with Beijing.