| Feb 4, 2015
| 1:46 PM
With NATO officials calling Russia more unpredictable now than during the Cold War, alliance defense ministers on Thursday are expected to approve further measures to enhance the organization's ability to deter or respond to military threats from Moscow....
| Jan 31, 2015
| 8:20 PM
IRBIL, Iraq A short video apparently depicting the decapitation of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto was released late Saturday by the Islamic State.
The executioner appeared to be the same British-accented jihadi shown murdering at least five other...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Even as a young man, Ashton Carter had eclectic interests, earning degrees in physics and medieval history at Yale, and a doctorate in theoretical physics from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.
"There was no relationship between them...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 4:27 PM
President Obama is expected to nominate Ashton Carter, a physicist with extensive experience in the Pentagon’s leadership, as secretary of Defense to replace Chuck Hagel, according to administration officials.
If confirmed by the Senate, Carter...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 10:00 PM
Each of the attacks in Paris that killed 17 people last week was an atrocity, an affront to freedom and an act of terrorism. On those points, most people agree, and they're right. Most people also fear this marks the beginning of a rash of extremist...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 5:22 PM
Ashton Carter, President Barack Obama's nominee to replace Chuck Hagel as U.S. defense secretary, has undergone a long-planned surgical procedure on his back ahead of his confirmation process in the Senate, the White House said on Friday.
| Dec 2, 2014
| 8:26 AM
A new "Star Wars" trailer surfaces, the Miami Dolphins won, and the Tortuga Music Festival lineup was announced. Here's what's buzzing around social media today:
1. Star Wars
As the official “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” trailer tops...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 9:49 PM
Clifford Sloan, the State Department envoy responsible for negotiating prisoner transfers from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is resigning, officials said on Monday.
The surprise announcement of Sloan's departure followed a flurry of...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 8:24 PM
Sexual assaults reported by U.S. military troops rose 8 percent in 2014 amid signs that victims are increasingly confident about reporting the attacks, defense officials said on Wednesday ahead of the formal release of the annual figures.
| Dec 4, 2014
| 4:05 PM
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Thursday his resignation last week was not prompted by "major differences" with President Barack Obama, pushing back against statements that he had been fired or quit due to White House micromanagement.
| Dec 28, 2014
| 6:00 AM
For several days, Taliban fighters barricaded on a mountaintop lobbed rockets at the remote town of Sangar in the valley below. Residents fled while police holed up in their outposts and begged superiors for help.
At a sprawling base about 100 miles...