| 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...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 5:16 PM
The Obama administration's plan to raise a 15,000-strong rebel army in Syria has run into steep political and military obstacles, raising doubts about a key element of the White House strategy for defeating Islamic State militants in the midst of a...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 3:00 AM
After a review of all military healthcare facilities, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered the military Wednesday to improve treatment at its hospitals and clinics, instructing the armed services to compose a plan on how it can be accomplished.
| Oct 2, 2014
| 6:54 PM
Turkey's parliament authorized the government on Thursday to order military action against Islamic State as the insurgents tightened their grip on a Syrian border town, sending thousands more Kurdish refugees into Turkey.
The vote gives the government...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 4:39 PM
Three days after U.S. warships fired 47 cruise missiles at Sunni militant targets in northern Syria last week, the Pentagon signed a $251-million deal to buy more Tomahawks from Raytheon Co., a windfall for the military giant and its many subcontractors....
| Oct 3, 2014
| 3:55 PM
Moving to help check the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the Pentagon on Friday opened its second mobile laboratory in Liberia, the country hit hardest by the deadly disease.
Three weeks after President Obama announced that the Pentagon would help...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
As the United States charges once more into war, little debate has centered on the actual utility of war. Instead, policymakers and pundits have focused their comments on combating the latest danger to our nation and its interests as posed by Islamic...
| 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 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...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 5:13 PM
As warplanes from the U.S. and the United Arab Emirates pounded Islamic State fighters near the Syrian city of Kobani for a third day, the U.S.-led military campaign began running up against the limits of what air power can accomplish.