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  • U.S. officials believe Iran is behind recent cyberattacks

    U.S. officials believe Iran is behind recent cyberattacks
    The United States believes that Iran is behind cyberattacks on American banks and the oil industry in the Middle East, officials said. Although officials have not made such an assertion publicly, they have characterized the attacks that occurred in...
  • Myths of Iraq and Afghanistan

    Myths of Iraq and Afghanistan
    When Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the other day the U.S. war in Afghanistan is "succeeding" and "has turned an important corner," I could have sworn I had heard that before. Where could it have been? Ah, now I remember. In 2003, Defense...
  • Strong federal ties leave Md. vulnerable to sudden cuts

    Looming federal budget cuts make a whole lot of Marylanders nervous because a whole lot of Maryland depends on Uncle Sam for a paycheck — directly or indirectly. More than 300,000 Maryland residents work for the federal government, according to the...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: This is no job for women

    Last January some of my La CaƱada female friends wanted my opinion on Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's proposal to lift the ban on women in combat, particularly in the infantry, the most physically demanding branch of the military. “Dr. Joe, isn'...
  • Obama to speak at U.S. Naval Academy commencement

    Obama to speak at U.S. Naval Academy commencement
    President Barack Obama will return to Annapolis to give the commencement address at the U.S. Naval Academy this year, the first time he has spoken to a graduating class of midshipmen since 2009, the White House said Monday. The address comes at a time...
  • In surprise move, General Allen retires from military

    In surprise move, General Allen retires from military
    Marine Corps Gen. John Allen, the former commander of the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan whose nomination to lead NATO was delayed last year while investigators probed his e-mails to a Florida socialite, has retired from the military. The Naval...
  • Big pay cut contemplated for civilian defense workers

    Big pay cut contemplated for civilian defense workers
    The vast majority of civilian defense employees face a 20 percent pay cut from April through September if looming federal budget reductions aren't averted, a move that will hit Maryland harder than almost every other state, the Pentagon warned Wednesday....
  • Little action to stop defense cuts, despite warnings

    Defense officials and their allies in Congress have done their best to create a sense of crisis about impending budget cuts, but their warnings have failed to produce any visible result. Instead, partisan divisions have hardened over how to avoid the...
  • Obama the decider

    A rare phenomenon occurred on Capitol Hill the other day when two ranking officials of the Obama administration testified that they had differed with the president they still served over providing arms to the rebels in Syria seeking to oust dictator...
  • New Pentagon policy on same-sex benefits 'encouraging,' Hoyer says; more change needed

    Rep. Steny Hoyer called plans to extend some benefits to same-sex partners of military personnel “an important step in the right direction” – but said more change is needed. Outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Monday that...
  • Schiff lauds move to extend military benefits for same-sex couples

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Monday lauded a Department of Defense decision to extend some benefits to same-sex couples serving in the military. Schiff was one of 40 other members of the House who signed onto a letter last week urging Leon E....