| Mar 13, 2015
| 7:46 PM
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...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 1:33 PM
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.
| Mar 14, 2015
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 10:13 AM
WASHINGTON — Army Maj. Gen. Ronald F. Lewis, who grew up in Chicago, has been chosen by new Defense Secretary Ash Carter to be his senior military assistant, a defense official said Tuesday.
The only black general from Chicago in the active-duty...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 2:17 PM
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...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 2:12 PM
Somewhere 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,...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 2:04 PM
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...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 6:17 PM
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...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 9:33 AM
President Barack Obama's latest war strategy makes one wonder: Is another Woodrow Wilson in the Oval Office debating with himself about how to meet the existential threat that faces him?
In laying out his call to Congress for a new authorization for use...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 8:11 PM
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...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 6:59 PM
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...