Air Force Lt. Josh Seefried was one of an untold number of American service members forced to conceal his sexual orientation under the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. Seefried talks with Lynn Neary about coming out to his colleagues Tuesday — following the policy's repeal — without fear of official repercussion.
Now that the controversial gays-in-the-military policy has been officially lifted, an active duty Air Force lieutenant reveals his true identity for the first time. And a gay-rights strategist reflects on how the military has responded to the shift.
The Obama administration has courted the world's emerging powers. But now that India, South Africa and Brazil have rotating seats on the U.N. Security Council, U.S. officials and human rights activists complain they're not living up to expectations.
The Pentagon began the Northern Distribution Network at the end of 2008, bypassing Pakistan to supply military operations in Afghanistan. Those routes have become even more critical as U.S.-Pakistan relations have deteriorated.
Cpl. Dakota Meyer disobeyed orders and charged into a Taliban ambush to save American and Afghan troops. President Obama is giving him the Medal of Honor on Thursday, the first time a living Marine has received it since the Vietnam war.
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