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  • A foreign affairs to-do list for the GOP

    The “red wave” of the midterms means Republicans will have considerably greater leverage dealing with Barack Obama's waning presidency. In national security matters, however, unlike domestic affairs, Congress confronts important...
  • Significant changes needed, reviews of U.S. nuclear forces show

    Significant changes needed, reviews of U.S. nuclear forces show
    Reviews of the United States' nuclear arsenal show significant changes are needed to ensure the security and effectiveness of the force, a Defense Department report said on Friday. The reviews, which Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel ordered after a...
  • Ukraine, separatists revving for resumption of full-fledged war

    Ukraine, separatists revving for resumption of full-fledged war
    Russian and Ukrainian officials traded accusations Thursday about gearing up for a resumption of full-fledged war in eastern Ukraine as European monitors reported a steady rise in what appeared to be uniformed fighters crossing in from Russia. Russian...
  • Langley AFB to monitor troops returning from Ebola duty

    Langley AFB to monitor troops returning from Ebola duty
    HAMPTON — Langley Air Force Base is among five U.S. bases selected by the Defense Department to monitor troops returning home after the military’s Ebola mission in western Africa. The base has already erected a “mini-city,”...
  • JLENS: securing our coast

    JLENS: securing our coast
    This Christmas, the United States Army will deliver a spectacular present to Harford and Baltimore counties. A pair of big white blimps will be flying two miles above Aberdeen Proving Ground — unless Congress balks. After evaluation and...
  • Flournoy out of running for defense secretary, sources say

    Flournoy out of running for defense secretary, sources say
    Michele Flournoy, a former top Department of Defense official widely tipped as a possible replacement for Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, has taken herself out of consideration for the job, according to multiple sources familiar with the circumstances....
  • The U.S. must strengthen its ballistic missile defenses against Iran

    Columnist Cal Thomas is right when he says that "burnishing a president's legacy is not a sufficient reason to trade away American and Israeli security" ("U.S. negotiations with Iran are a dangerous farce," Nov. 8). A "deal" with Iran that doesn't fully...
  • Hagel says U.S. military accelerating mission to train Iraqi troops

    Hagel says U.S. military accelerating mission to train Iraqi troops
    FORT IRWIN Calif. - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Sunday the Pentagon will accelerate its mission to train Iraqi forces to combat Islamic State militants, using troops already in Iraq to start the effort while funding is sought for a...
  • Putin vows to protect Ukraine separatists from defeat

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has vowed to prevent the defeat of allied separatists in eastern Ukraine while clinging to his insistence that Russia hasn't been involved in the deadly, 7-month-old conflict. In an interview with Germany's ARD...
  • Ukraine's freeze on military exports to Russia carries risks

    Ukraine's freeze on military exports to Russia carries risks
    Ukrainian factories for decades have been a key supplier to the Kremlin's war machine, providing jet engines, uranium fuel and electronics for Russia's nuclear arsenal. That interdependence, created when both were partners in the Soviet Union's Cold...
  • Costs soar in war against Islamic State

    Costs soar in war against Islamic State
    The cost of the fight against the Islamic State continues to mount. The departure of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel may be one of them, but I want to focus on the dollars and sense, and by the latter I mean explaining more about what we are doing....