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  • Obama nominates Ashton Carter, ex-defense official, to run Pentagon

    Obama nominates Ashton Carter, ex-defense official, to run Pentagon
    President Obama on Friday nominated former top Defense Department official Ashton B. Carter to replace outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, describing Carter as an innovator, a reformer and “one of nation’s foremost national security...
  • Hagel: Withdrawal of 1,000 troops from Afghanistan to be delayed

    Hagel: Withdrawal of 1,000 troops from Afghanistan to be delayed
    The U.S. military is delaying the withdrawal of up to 1,000 troops through the first few months of 2015, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Saturday. The decision means that up to 10,800 troops, rather than 9,800, could remain in Afghanistan as the U.S....
  • U.S. hostage Luke Somers killed in Yemen during rescue attempt

    In the predawn hours Saturday, a team of elite U.S. commandos stepped off a tilt-rotor aircraft into the desolation of central Yemen, intent on rescuing American photojournalist Luke Somers from his militant captors. The team of 40 Special Operations...
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel begins farewell tour in Afghanistan

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel begins farewell tour in Afghanistan
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel had initially planned on visiting the vast U.S. military installation here, ringed by snow-topped mountain ranges and craggy countryside, to close out the final chapter of combat missions in a bloody war that has dragged on...
  • A hostage rescue fails

    A hostage rescue fails
    A U.S. commando raid over the weekend failed to free an American journalist held hostage by al-Qaida in a militant stronghold in Yemen. As U.S. forces closed in, the terrorists killed the journalist, Luke Somers, 33 and another hostage, South African...
  • U.S. defense secretary nominee undergoes back surgery

    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. White House...
  • What's trending: Star Wars, Miami Dolphins, Tortuga Music Festival, Ashton Carter and more

    What's trending: Star Wars, Miami Dolphins, Tortuga Music Festival, Ashton Carter and more
    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...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'Grumpy Cat' and more

    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 30 - Dec. 6, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Late Nite Chef Fight Two 5-star chefs...
  • Troops returning from Ebola-stricken countries to be isolated

    Troops returning from Ebola-stricken countries to be isolated
    U.S. service members returning from deployments in Ebola-stricken countries will be placed under a 21-day quarantine, according to an order signed Wednesday by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. The order comes at the recommendation of the Joint Chiefs of...
  • California National Guard prepares for Ebola mission in West Africa

    California National Guard prepares for Ebola mission in West Africa
    A unit of the California Army National Guard has been ordered to mobilize for possible deployment to West Africa to support U.S. and international efforts to stem the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. The linguist detachment of the 223rd Military...
  • Army Reservists heading to Africa to join Ebola fight

    Army Reservists heading to Africa to join Ebola fight
    A pair of Army Reserve units from Maryland are being mobilized to aid U.S. efforts to tackle the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa, officials said Monday, as the Pentagon prepares to extend its humanitarian mission into next year. The military has...