| Mar 31, 2014
| 7:28 AM
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev flaunted Russia's grip on Crimea on Monday by flying to the region and announcing plans to turn it into a special economic zone, defying Western demands to hand the region back to Ukraine.
The visit, hours after Russia...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 9:59 PM
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said he wishes that unnamed White House aides would stop suggesting that it would be OK for the United States to withdraw all its troops from Afghanistan.
He said he worries about a resurgence of old-fashioned nationalism...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 2:28 PM
"Got your six."
World War I aces gave flight to the term that's become war-fighter code for "I've got your back."
Three years ago, the words gained new resonance for U.S. Army veteran Harry Conner. That's when the Orlando man first read in this column...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 7:36 PM
A high-stakes battle is underway in Washington over launching the U.S. government's most sophisticated national security satellites.
Space entrepreneur Elon Musk is pitted against the nation's two largest weapons makers, Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 2:22 PM
WASHINGTON -- An Air Force investigation into alleged cheating by crews that handle nuclear missiles has broadened to include roughly twice as many officers as the Pentagon’s initial announcement last week that 34 individuals were under suspicion,...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 10:02 AM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Thursday slammed Syria for failing to fulfill its pledges to surrender its most dangerous chemical weapons for destruction and voiced concern that the entire project could now be in jeopardy.
In a statement...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 6:23 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama assured acting Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk on Wednesday that Russia would suffer significant consequences if it stayed on its military path toward Ukraine, a threat the Pentagon bolstered by acknowledging...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 2:48 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama has nominated Navy Vice Adm. Michael S. Rogers, a 30-year Navy veteran, to head the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command, officials said Thursday.
If confirmed by the Senate, Rogers will take over an intelligence...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 6:12 PM
A Naval Academy midshipman accused of sexually assaulting a classmate at an off-campus party asked a judge Friday to decide his fate instead of a jury in the trial that's being watched at the Annapolis institution and across the country as a bellwether of...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 12:24 PM
After more than a dozen years fighting side by side in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Army and the National Guard are battling each other over budget cuts.
The Army, tasked with restructuring for a postwar future amid rising personnel costs and spending cuts...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 3:36 PM
WASHINGTON - A mentally troubled gunman who killed a dozen people at the Washington Navy Yard last fall could have been stopped if his employer had reported his strange behavior to the government, a Navy investigation released Tuesday concluded.