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  • Pentagon continues push for base-closing authority

    Pentagon continues push for base-closing authority
    The Defense Department is open to changing how it handles another round of military base closings, hoping to break a stalemate on an issue in which Hampton Roads has a big stake. The changes would not alter the fundamental purpose of the Base...
  • GOP weighs increase in war funds to skirt Pentagon limits

    GOP weighs increase in war funds to skirt Pentagon limits
    House Republicans are considering adding tens of billions of dollars to President Barack Obama's request for overseas military operations in an effort to get around tight limits on Pentagon spending. The move comes as Republicans are set to unveil their...
  • Soldiers put human face to IDF while on tour

    Soldiers put human face to IDF while on tour
    When the idea for the "Israeli Soldiers Tour" was first put to StandWithUs executive director Roz Rothstein — who founded the international nonprofit pro-Israel education organization in 2001 — she didn't think it was a very good idea. "I...
  • Iran missiles, sex trafficking and Hillary: Letters

    Iran missiles, sex trafficking and Hillary: Letters
    Focus on missile defense Iran may be an unrepentant sponsor of terrorists and a rising nuclear danger as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned ("Nuggets of realism amid bluster from Israel's PM," Eugene Robinson, Orlando Sentinel, March 8). But let's...
  • Defense secretary: We could create separate military force to fight cyber wars

    Defense secretary: We could create separate military force to fight cyber wars
    The military could, in the future, create a separate force to fight battles over computer networks, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said in his first domestic visit with troops at Fort Meade on Friday. A servicemember in the audience asked if the...
  • In Ukraine, deadly shelling continues hours before cease-fire begins

    In Ukraine, deadly shelling continues hours before cease-fire begins
    Lethal shelling continued to rock towns in war-torn eastern Ukraine late Saturday, in the hours before a Sunday cease-fire began. Seven Ukrainian troops were killed and 23 wounded in attacks by pro-Russia separatists, according to Ukrainian National...
  • HR RECON: U.S. Navy fleet loses 9 ships

    Between February and March, the U.S. Navy lost nine ships. The web page where the service lists its vital statistics — including number of people, number of ships, etc. — showed a fleet of 284 ships on Feb. 27. But on March 2, the page...
  • Obama approves $75 million in nonlethal aid to Ukraine

    Obama approves $75 million in nonlethal aid to Ukraine
    The United States will provide Ukrainian forces fighting Russia-backed separatists $75 million in nonlethal equipment, including small reconnaissance drones, radios and military ambulances, a senior administration official said. President Obama has also...
  • Fort Monroe's disputed land may cost Virginia taxpayers $23.1 million

    Fort Monroe's disputed land may cost Virginia taxpayers $23.1 million
    The U.S. Army and Commonwealth of Virginia may use millions of state taxpayers dollars to settle a years-long property dispute at Fort Monroe. The Army wants Virginians to pay $23.1 million for two parcels bordering Mill Creek's southern shore and along...
  • Senate confirms Ashton Carter as new secretary of Defense

    Senate confirms Ashton Carter as new secretary of Defense
    The Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to approve Ashton Carter, a former senior Pentagon official and Harvard professor, as President Obama’s fourth secretary of Defense. Carter, who will be sworn in next week, is a well-respected technocrat...
  • Leaders reach new Ukraine cease-fire accord, but doubt remains

    Leaders reach new Ukraine cease-fire accord, but doubt remains
    European leaders hoping to avert the infusion of U.S. weapons into the Ukraine conflict heralded a new cease-fire agreement Thursday after marathon negotiations with the Russian and Ukrainian presidents. But the peace plan’s success hinges on...