| Nov 20, 2014
| 3:26 PM
The United States has released five detainees from its detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, including the first Yemeni detainee to be resettled since 2010, officials said on Thursday.
Three of the detainees were sent to the Republic of Georgia,...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 4:04 PM
The publicized mishaps — they shouldn't be called scandals — in recent years by Air Force and Navy personnel in charge of nuclear weapons give the White House and Congress a chance to rethink the U.S. deterrence mission before returning airmen...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 6:06 PM
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...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 9:26 PM
FORT IRWIN Calif. - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Sunday the Pentagon will accelerate its mission to train Iraqi forces to combat Islamic State militants, using troops already in Iraq to start the effort while funding is sought for a...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 5:49 PM
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...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 1:04 PM
The Pentagon is considering sending U.S. troops to fight beside Iraqi soldiers as they take on more complex missions in the battle against Islamic State militants, according to Gen. Martin Dempsey, the nation's top military officer.
| Sep 30, 2014
| 2:30 PM
A bipartisan group of U.S. House members from California has jumped into a high-stakes battle over the Pentagon’s use of Russian-made rocket engines to launch satellites.
It’s an effort that already involves Hawthorne-based SpaceX Inc. and...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 5:22 PM
The Pentagon will send up to 1,500 additional troops to Iraq, more than doubling the size of the U.S. force assisting Iraqi and Kurdish troops battling Islamic State militants, the White House said Friday.
For the first time since U.S. troops returned...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 5:15 PM
Still dusting himself off after this week's electoral pounding, President Obama hosted triumphant Republicans and vanquished Democrats for lunch Friday, observing an odd Washington tradition: the post-election reconciliation meal.
But what was designed...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"Individuals and peoples have a right to peace."
In the beginning was the word. OK. This is the beginning, and these are the words, but they haven't arrived yet -- at least not officially, with full force of meaning.
It's our job, not God's, to create...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 1:01 PM
As the president and various governors have argued about what to do, or not do, about Ebola, the philosopher George Santayana's warning repeatedly popped into my consciousness: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."