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The military is poised to extend some benefits to the same-sex partners of servicemembers, U.S. officials said Tuesday, about 16 months after the Pentagon repealed its ban on openly gay service.
Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer criticized former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul on Twitter Monday night after Paul posted a controversial tweet about former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, who was killed Saturday at a Texas gun range.
President Obama said female troops are already vulnerable to attack and been wounded and killed carrying out their jobs. He said they are taking great risks and should not be prevented from advancing in their careers.