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  • Netanyahu holds Palestinians responsible for missing Israeli teens

    The fate of three Israeli teens missing in the West Bank since Thursday remained unknown as Israeli forces Saturday expanded a massive manhunt to locate the youths who authorities assume were abducted by Palestinian militants. Contact was lost with Eyal...
  • Retired officer pleads guilty in Navy bribery scheme

    Retired officer pleads guilty in Navy bribery scheme
    A retired Navy officer pleaded guilty Thursday to being part of a bribery scheme involving Navy ships in the Asia-Pacific region. The guilty plea by Edmond Aruffo, 45, who retired in 2007 as a lieutenant commander, marks the fourth defendant in the...
  • Poroshenko shakes up Ukrainian armed forces with new appointments

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko shook up his country's beleaguered defense forces Thursday with new appointments to head the Defense Ministry, the general staff and a military advisory office in his presidential administration. The appointments...
  • Nigeria reports arrest of female recruiters for Boko Haram

    Boko Haram, the Islamist militant group that has kidnapped schoolgirls and turned northeastern Nigeria into a war zone, has a female recruitment wing, Nigerian defense officials said Friday as they released photographs of three women alleged to be members...
  • Ukraine accuses Russia of abducting female military pilot

    Russian authorities on Wednesday charged a captured Ukrainian military pilot with complicity in the deaths last month of two Russian journalists, spurring accusations in Kiev that the female officer was abducted by pro-Russia militants and illegally...
  • Ukrainian troops repel militant attack on Donetsk airport, reports say

    Fighting broke out again late Thursday between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russia rebels around the international airport in Donetsk, Russian and Ukrainian media reported. Since losing several strongholds to resurgent government forces last week,...
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  • Shouldn't Europe pay more for its own defense?

    This month in Poland, President Obama offered $1 billion in military assistance to address our NATO allies' anxiety about a resurgent Kremlin. Labeled the European Reassurance Initiative, this boosts NATO's budget by a mere 0.1%. It was nonetheless...
  • Ukraine leader calls for 'resolute response' after plane shot down

    One week into office and facing the largest loss of life among Ukraine's forces in a single attack by separatists, the country's new president met Saturday with his security chiefs and called on them "to regain Ukrainian control over the state border...
  • $40-billion missile defense system proves unreliable

    With a convulsive rumble, followed by billowing flames and exhaust, a sleek 60-foot rocket emerged from its silo at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base. It was a test of the backbone of the nation's missile defense system. If North Korea or Iran ever...
  • China rebukes Hagel's 'intimidation' charge in sea dispute

    China rebukes Hagel's 'intimidation' charge in sea dispute
    Chinese officials reacted angrily Saturday to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's suggestions that China was using “intimidation, coercion” and the “threat of force” to assert its claims in the South China Sea. Hagel's remarks...