Two Illinois agencies will get more than $1.1 million in federal grant money to prevent homelessness among military veterans. The grants from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will serve about 340 vets and their families who are homeless or don't have a permanent home.
President Obama is expected to soon make an announcement about withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan. The timeline isn’t clear. But the pressure is-the President’s initial deadline was July. Roughly 100,000 troops are currently serving in Afghanistan.
India’s cabinet has approved a proposal to purchase $4 billion worth of military aircraft from Chicago-based Boeing Co.According to an official from India’s defense ministry, the country plans to buy ten C-17 aircraft, a large combat plane used to move troops and cargo internationally.
At a morning hearing of the the House Armed Services Committee, Defense Secretary Robert Gates told members that political turbulence in the Middle East and Northern Africa holds "peril and promise" for the U.S.The same could be said for President Obama's decision to drop bombs on Libya, a military
A fighter jet's engine exploded on the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Stennis, injuring 10 sailors and causing five of them to be airlifted to hospitals in Southern California.The carrier was conducting training exercises 100 miles off the coast of San Diego when the incident occurred.According to