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  • House defense bill _ at odds with Obama, Iraq, sage grouse

    A nearly $612 billion defense policy bill headed to the House floor is at odds with the White House, a Shiite cleric in Iraq, anyone who wants to bar lethal aid to Ukrainian forces fighting Russian-backed rebels — and a bird known for its strutting....
  • Ex-commander: Nukes on high alert are vulnerable to error

    A former commander of U.S. nuclear forces is leading a call for taking U.S. and Russian nuclear missiles off high alert, arguing that keeping them less ready for prompt launch would reduce the risk of miscalculation in a crisis. It also could keep a...
  • Former US commander: Take nuclear missiles off high alert

    Taking U.S. and Russian missiles off high alert could keep a possible cyberattack from starting a nuclear war, a former commander of U.S. nuclear forces says, but neither country appears willing to increase the lead-time to prepare the weapons for launch....
  • Iraqi Shiite cleric threatens US over budget provision

    An influential Shiite cleric threatened Wednesday to attack U.S. interests in Iraq and abroad over a congressional provision to send arms directly to Sunni and Kurdish fighters. The proposed measure in the House Republicans' defense authorization bill...
  • Wages for 15,000 commissary workers targeted

    Wages for 15,000 commissary workers targeted
    To save millions of dollars in compensation and ease streamlining of store operations on base, Department of Defense officials are weighing a plan to convert the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) to a non-appropriated fund activity, which could reduce...
  • White House slams GOP defense budget

    The White House is vigorously pushing back against provisions in a proposed $604 billion Republican defense budget plan that contradict President Barack Obama's national security priorities on issues ranging from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay...
  • Defense bill could halt plan to shield troops from abusive loans

    WASHINGTON A provision tucked into the annual legislation that sets policy for the U.S. Department of Defense could imperil a proposed regulation aimed at protecting military members from predatory loans. Part of the bill targets a rule that would cap...
  • Rutter: Keeping secrets didn't work for Bulgaria either

    Rutter: Keeping secrets didn't work for Bulgaria either
    The American government spends $56 billion every year on spies and hit squads. What the $56 billion buys specifically is, of course, a secret that only other governments know because we are lousy at keeping the most secretive secrets from everyone but...
  • In New Hampshire, Fiorina outlines foreign policy specifics

    Possible presidential candidate Carly Fiorina on Tuesday looked to dispel assumptions about her lack of foreign policy experience by laying out actions the United States should take to deal with Russian aggression, Iranian nuclear negotiations and the...
  • Finnish navy drops depth charges onto suspected submarine

    The Finnish navy has been chasing "an underwater object" which it has failed to identify, forcing it to drop depth charges to warn the intruder it had been detected, officials said Tuesday. Defense Minister Carl Haglund described the intruder, first...
  • Alan Miller: America still haunted by nightmare of Vietnam War

    Alan Miller: America still haunted by nightmare of Vietnam War
    Upon succeeding Richard Nixon in 1974, President Gerald Ford proclaimed, "Our long national nightmare is over." Ford was referring to the Watergate scandal that had preoccupied the nation for months. But the nightmare of Vietnam that began in 1955, when...