If you serve in the U.S. military and you rape or sexually assault a fellow service member, chances are you won't be punished. In fact, you have an estimated 86.5% chance of keeping your crime a secret and a 92% chance of avoiding a court-martial.
For the first time, the general public will be able to see a number of the 6,000-plus documents seized in last year's raid on Osama bin Laden's compound.
Karley Marquet and Annie Kendzior said they enrolled at two of the nation's most prestigious military academies to serve their country and become military officers. Instead, they claim, they were raped -- and their military careers are now over.
CNN's Kyra Phillips investigates allegations of rape at U.S. military academies. Part 1 of 2.
Nine rockets were fired at the Pakistan Military Academy Kakul Friday about 500 meters from the infamous compound of Osama Bin Laden in Abbottabad, Syed Imtiaz, Hussain Shah a senior police official said.
You can divide the automotive universe into two categories: those who paid too much for a new car and those who think they did. Such is the maddening process of visiting dealers, deciphering their "real" cost, and negotiating the labyrinth of fees. Revolutionizing the MO of car buying is the crusade of Scott Painter, the 43-year-old founder and CEO of TrueCar.com. Starting Jan. 1, his website will become Yahoo's exclusive partner for car shoppers.
Sports Illustrated will announce its choice for Sportsman of the Year on Dec. 5. Here's one of the nominations for that honor by an SI writer.
It was a calm Tuesday morning. Summer had just about seeped into fall. The financial markets were relatively stable. The United States, as it had been for the better part of nearly three decades, was at peace. Then, at 8:46 a.m., a hijacked plane hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City, followed less than 20 minutes later by another hijacked airliner that plowed into the South Tower. A third plane smacked into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and a fourth was headed for either the White House or the Capitol. After passengers subdued the hijackers of United Airlines Flight 93, it crashed in a Pennsylvania field. By the end of the day, nearly 3,000 Americans were dead.
CNN's John King and Fran Townsend discuss the recent staffing changes in the CIA and Pentagon.
The man President Obama nominated Monday to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has years of experience fighting two different wars in Iraq, but little experience in Afghanistan.
First, the good news. Osama bin Laden is dead. As the result of tireless efforts on the part of thousands of dedicated men and women over a period of many years, one of the world's great monsters has met the fate he so richly deserved. Justice has been done.
A lesbian cadet who left the West Point Military Academy has been denied readmission, just as the U.S. military begins changes mandated by a repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
Five midshipmen have been expelled from the U.S. Naval Academy as part of an ongoing investigation into the use of a synthetic drug called "spice," a spokeswoman for the school said Friday.
I had the great pleasure to know Geraldine Ferraro, the first female major party vice presidential nominee, who died Saturday.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates, in what he said is his final address to the cadets at the U.S. Military Academy, warned Friday against the United States getting involved in another major land battle.
The last thing Army Capt. Scotty Smiley remembers seeing is a man behind the wheel of a truck raising his hands as if to surrender.
Move over, Elton John. Take a seat, Katy Perry, you left the Grammys last night without a golden gramophone.
Police have found homicide victim John Wheeler's cell phone, according to a taxi driver who was interviewed by investigators this week.
Reprinted from the foreword by Tom Wolfe to Run to the Roar by arrangement with Portfolio, a member of Penguin Group (USA), Inc., Copyright © Tom Wolfe, 2010. Run to the Roar by Paul Assaiante and James Zug, Copyright © Paul Assaiante and James Zug, 2010.
The Army-Navy game this Saturday marks the 120th anniversary of the great football rivalry. Their first game, played on a gridiron laid out on southeast corner of the West Point Parade Ground, was so sparsely attended that spectators could move up and down the field as the line of scrimmage shifted.
NEW YORK -- Notre Dame and Army are never again going to hook up for the kind of games that made their rivalry, more than 50 years ago, the biggest in the country. Times have changed and both teams long ago fell from the upper echelons of college football. Nevertheless, there was a tangible feeling of history in the air when the teams met at chilly Yankee Stadium on Saturday night. How else to explain the sellout crowd of 54,251 that saw the Fighting Irish thump the Black Knights 27-3? Neither team entered the game ranked among the top 25. Their combined record was 11-9. The only thing at stake was Notre Dame's eligibility for a bowl game (Army qualified last week). And yet people came anyway.
Thirteen gay rights activists handcuffed themselves to the White House fence Monday afternoon, calling for President Barack Obama to work harder for repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" ban on gay service members serving openly.
Former Army lieutenant Dan Choi talks about being discharged from the military for being openly gay.
A former Army lieutenant who was discharged from service last week for being openly gay said Sunday that he will continue to fight for a quick repeal of the controversial "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
One of the most outspoken gay critics of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy said Thursday that he has been discharged from the Army.
The young royal visits with cadets - and hones his shot - at West Point
President Obama told West Point graduates that the United States faces "difficult days ahead" in its fight against insurgents in Afghanistan and said that the threat posed by al Qaeda operatives across the globe "will not go away soon."
Inspired by his West Point cadet son, a California man sets out Thursday on a cross-country trek to raise money for an organization that supports wounded troops and their families.
In previous episodes of The Vice Guide to Travel, we road-tripped through North Korea, shopped for dirty bombs in Bulgaria, and hunted mutant wild boars in Chernobyl. Little did we know that all of our harrowing journeys would leave us only semi-prepared for a recent trip to war-ravaged, godforsaken Liberia.
VBS.TV goes into Liberia for a firsthand look at its complicated and often violent history. Viewer discretion advised. For more episodes, go to VBS.TV.
There's a constant fear that hangs over some service members deployed to a war zone -- and it's not necessarily the threat from insurgents or roadside bombs.
The White House says its review of a long-standing policy not to send condolence letters to the families of military suicide victims should "hopefully" conclude "shortly."
After months of review, President Obama has made a decision that will not please the base of his party. The majority of Democrats in Congress are opposed to expanding or prolonging the war in Afghanistan. Many Americans share their concern.
As cadets at West Point, Jonathan Hartley and Allan Sicat spent four years studying the art of war and learning how to lead troops into battle. More than a decade later they're using that training to sell blue gingham baby blankets and pink polka-dot crib sheets.
Despite the recession, one rural community has hit the jackpot. CNN's Alina Cho reports.
A community that seemed on the road to becoming a ghost town has taken a turn toward prosperity despite the recession, thanks to an automaker.
A panel of New York National Guard officers has recommended that an Iraq war veteran who acknowledged his homosexuality must leave the service, his supporters said Tuesday.
I've just read the most optimistic take on this country's future that I have encountered in years. If that suggests the author is looking at something the rest of us may be ignoring, you're right: Simon Schama has located The American Future (Ecco) deep in the American past.
In the middle of all the Big Three bankruptcy chatter and auto plant closings, Margaret McManus stands out. She just got a job at an auto supplier in Georgia.
It's a girls' night in Vegas as the singer scores top award and Taylor Swift takes album honors
Adam Schulz's online-networking profile says it all: "Combat veteran searching for job in Chicago. Strong background in leadership under pressure in hostile environments." It's a good thing Schulz has this kind of experience, because the streets of the Windy City are feeling almost as mean as those of Baghdad - at least when it comes to finding a project management job in technology or defense.
Israel released 227 Palestinian prisoners Monday in a long-debated good-will gesture to the Palestinian Authority, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said.
Being drafted by a professional sports team is a dream of almost every college athlete, but, in a time of war, the Pentagon has decided duty should come before athletic glory for officers graduating from the nation's military academies.
"You may find Narnia a more savage place than you remember," the dwarf Trumpkin cautions the Pevensie children -- Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy -- on their return visit to the magical land they'd visited in "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe."
The Food and Drug Administration has ordered Merck & Co. to correct numerous manufacturing deficiencies at its main vaccine plant, the latest in a string of setbacks for the drugmaker
Defense Secretary Robert Gates' voice cracked with emotion Monday night as he wrapped up a lesson to cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
If this is going to work, if Tom Osborne and Bo Pelini are going to turn the new Nebraska back into the old Nebraska, the process had to start in a place like this, in the rural town of West Point (pop. 3,472). It had to begin with a Nebraska kid, a tough, hardworking high school player who has always been a Husker in his heart, a kid like linebacker Micah Kreikemeier. Now, Micah Kreikemeier might one day join the long line of legendary Nebraska stars, or he might be one of those Cornhuskers who never has a bigger college football highlight than the day the most famous man in the state called to offer him a scholarship. But one thing that Micah Kreikemeier almost surely will do is work his tail off the way Nebraska boys are expected to do, treasure the block N on the side of his helmet as if it were a big red ruby and make everyone in the state proud that he's one of their own. If you don't know how important all of that is, well, then you don't know Nebraska.
An Army Officer in Iraq reflects on the smaller numbers that have brought home the cost of a long and tragic war
Marine Lance Cpl. Joshua Bleill lost both his legs above the knees when a bomb exploded under his Humvee while on patrol in Iraq on October 15, 2006. He has 32 pins in his hip and a 6-inch screw holding his pelvis together.
Americans battled to win back the streets of Dora and are now revivifying civilian life. But can the Iraqi government take over?
A federal court has ordered a Kuwait-based contractor to pay nearly $5 million in damages to the family of a U.S. military officer killed in Iraq -- a rare court decision holding a contracting company accountable for its actions in the war.
Excerpted from CARLISLE VS. ARMY by Lars Anderson. Copyright ©2007 by Lars Anderson. Reprinted by arrangement with The Random House Publishing Group.
Mike Krzyzewski was en route to visit a recruit Tuesday afternoon when a communications outage at the Memphis airport forced his plane, along with dozens of others, to make an impromptu landing. So it was that Coach K found himself at an airport in Chattanooga, Tenn., with some unexpected spare time on his hands to return phone calls.
When President George W. Bush appointed General David H. Petraeus as head of the U.S. military in Iraq in January 2007, the consensus was that he had picked the best man for the job.
Pretty soon I'll be on my sabbatical from Sports Illustrated, the six-months break to write my memoirs, as previously explained. These are the rules. I'll still do a mailbag column once every week or so, just to keep my hand in the game. And now, to kick off this installment, we have Sarah P. from Brooklyn, who submitted the following:
On the site of a former amusement park in a small Pennsylvania town, technicians sheathed in plastic suits labor over stainless steel fermentation tanks that look like brewery vats.
While serious foodies may think the Food Network's dueling Iron Chefs and Emeril's incessant exhortations ("Let's kick it up a notch!") will have a lot to answer for in that great six-burner kitchen in the sky, cooking school administrators acknowledge that these shows have sparked unprecedented interest in learning how to cook. If you add to that development a dollop of post-9/11 hankering to stay close to home and get back to old-fashioned nurturing, you've got a recipe for the latest hot travel trend: cooking school vacations.
Last year on the Fourth of July, newlywed Heather Kestian was saying goodbye to her husband as he left for his second tour of duty in Iraq.
Col. Stas Preczewski, coach of the Army crew at West Point a few years ago, faced a baffling problem. Through extensive testing, he had developed objective criteria to rank his rowers. He then put the eight best - his dream team - in the varsity boat and the eight others in the junior varsity boat.
Al Qaeda and the like have similar weaknesses to other modern organizations, according to two West Point studies that portray the terror network as sophisticated but its daily operations as banal.
Remember when all it took to get ahead in a big company was top-notch technical skills, a dash of charisma, the stamina of a bull elephant, a record of superior performance, and a smidgen of luck? These days, you still need those things -- but they aren't nearly enough.
Lots of executives like to think of themselves as relentless. But Bob McDonald defines the word.
If you've read anything about the Lincoln Group, the Washington, D.C., firm that has been hiring Iraqi clerics and paying Iraqi newspapers to run articles written by U.S. soldiers, you might be won...
If you've read anything about the Lincoln Group, the Washington, D.C., firm that has been hiring Iraqi clerics and paying Iraqi newspapers to run articles written by U.S. soldiers, you might be wondering, Who are these people? In most news accounts Lincoln is referred to as a PR firm, but nobody in the PR business had heard of it before December. That has led to whispers that Lincoln might be a front for the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.
If you've read anything about the Lincoln Group, the Washington, D.C., firm that has been hiring Iraqi clerics and paying Iraqi newspapers to run articles written by U.S. soldiers, you might be wondering, "Who are these people?" In most news accounts Lincoln is referred to as a PR firm, but nobody in the PR business had heard of it before December. That has led to whispers that Lincoln might be a front for the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.
If you can't stay home and give your voice box a break, here are some tips on how to prevent laryngitis. Plus, what to tell a prospective employer if you still plan to run your own business.
Captain Ian Fishback, a West Point grad who served in the Army's élite 82nd Airborne Division and is currently in special-forces training, spent 17 months trying to get his superiors to look into allegations of serious prisoner abuse in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Dr. Robert Stewart has performed about 11,000 open-heart operations during his career as a cardiac surgeon, but on September 5 he will finally become what he wanted to be when he grew up -- a soldier.
The late-afternoon light was sliding into gentle gray as I set out for a two-day retreat on Mount Tamalpais. Not 50 yards down the trail, a hunched shape ahead stopped me cold.
SEVERAL THOUSAND YEARS AGO IN CHINA, or what was destined to be China, there lived a guy named Sun Tzu. Like Niccolò Machiavelli and Walt Rostow and Paul Wolfowitz, he didn't run the world, he just...
When George Schaefer Jr. took command of Fifth Third Bancorp back in 1990, the Cincinnati-based bank had $8 billion in assets. Today, Fifth Third has $70 billion, making it the 15th largest bank in...
Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Male by Susan Faludi Morrow, 662 pages
DEAR ANNIE: Because of some complicated family obligations, I'm having trouble scheduling a two-week vacation trip. But my company's human resources director says that we have a "use it or lose it"...
Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. I know you're as pleased as I am to be here tonight to honor Mr. Al Dunlap on the occasion of his, er, retirement from American senior management. Yes, the big b...
Chicken pox, the only major childhood disease yet to succumb to a vaccine, may soon be just a spotty memory. After a 28-year hunt for ways to thwart the varicella virus that causes the pox, scienti...
Talk about overkill. ''Not since Sun Tzu's Art of War,'' declares a blurb on the jacket of The West Point Way of Leadership (Doubleday, $20), by Colonel Larry R. Donnithorne, ''has the general publ...
Don't let the title of General H. Norman Schwarzkopf's autobiography, It Doesn't Take a Hero (Linda Grey/Bantam Books, $25), fool you. In an age sorely lacking heroes, Stormin' Norman is the real t...
Several months ago, under the sarcasm ''Great Moments in Officer Training,'' this department reprinted a news report from the Washington Post. It indicated that female cadets at West Point now rout...
NEWARK, N.J. -- Libraries should not . . . exclude people based on personal appearance and hygiene, a judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge H. Lee Sarokin ruled that regulations adopted by a New Jer...
In last fortnight's Keeping Up, your servant glancingly alluded to the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990 and airily promised to explain in this issue what was wrong with it. This promise...
Medical economics, a subject dealt with seriously elsewhere in this issue, has never been among the present writer's specialties. He nevertheless plans, in this very paragraph, to put forward a nor...
How long can it take New York City to install five streetside public toilet kiosks a coalition of . . . groups effusively praises as an inexpensive solution to an acute toilet shortage? Maybe forev...
ROANOKE -- Virginia Military Institute is the school charged with illegal sex discrimination, but it was the reputation of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point standing trial today. Attorneys fo...
Developing a huge condominium complex on New York Harbor is the most mundane thing Paul Bucha has ever done. But at 45, Bucha can make do with a few less thrills. A Vietnam war hero and later chief...
Bill Farley, King of the Skivvies (his Farley Inc. makes Fruit of the Loom underwear), has set his sights on West Point-Pepperell -- and on its headquarters of West Point, Georgia. Chairman Farley,...
The Tax Reform Act of 1986 put the kibosh on many popular real estate investments as tax shelters. Limited partnerships suffered the most; the act virtually eliminated the use of partnership losses...
Having spent his $38,600 life savings on a losing candidacy for Congress last November, Tim Ringgold is starting over financially at the age of 34. Now a real estate agent in West Chester, Pa., nea...