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  • Israeli forces attack Gaza in new round of cross-border violence

    Israeli forces attack Gaza in new round of cross-border violence
    JERUSALEM -- Israeli airstrikes hit two Hamas training facilities in the Gaza Strip early Sunday after a rocket landed in Israeli territory, witnesses and security officials said. No injuries were reported. The Israeli military said it launched the...
  • Sweeping review ordered for Pentagon's troubled nuclear force

    WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered a sweeping review of the Pentagon's troubled nuclear weapons force and summoned commanders for a face-to-face meeting amid an investigation into cheating and drug use by missile-launch officers,...
  • Naval Academy superintendent defends prosecution of assault case

    Naval Academy superintendent defends prosecution of assault case
    The superintendent of the Naval Academy told a military judge Friday that his decision to prosecute a midshipman in a high-profile sexual assault case was not influenced by politicians, public pressure or his military supervisors. Vice Adm. Michael H....
  • Suit filed in '91 over aircraft settled

    Nearly a quarter of a century after it began, one of the largest legal disputes in defense industry history was finally settled with two major weapons makers agreeing to pay the federal government $400 million in goods and services. The U.S. Court of...
  • APG contracting dollars fell 13% last year

    APG contracting dollars fell 13% last year
    The value of contracts at Aberdeen Proving Ground plummeted 13 percent last year, but businesses with Maryland locations ended up with roughly as much as the year before. Even with the overall drop, the numbers are eye-popping. The Army base in...
  • Mexico to bring Michoacan's 'self-defense' groups into existing force

    MEXICO CITY — The leaders of the vigilante “self-defense” groups of Michoacan state have signed an agreement with the Mexican government that transforms them into an officially sanctioned security force, officials announced Monday. The...
  • Marine Corps to retry sergeant for 2006 death of Iraqi civilian

    Marine Corps to retry sergeant for 2006 death of Iraqi civilian
    The Marine Corps has decided to retry a sergeant from Camp Pendleton who spent six years behind bars for his alleged role in killing an unarmed Iraqi civilian but whose case was overturned on appeal. Arraignment is set for Wednesday at Camp Pendleton...
  • Nuclear facility cheating investigation widens

    WASHINGTON -- An Air Force investigation into alleged cheating by crews that handle nuclear missiles has broadened to include roughly twice as many officers as the Pentagon’s initial announcement last week that 34 individuals were under suspicion,...
  • Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian in West Bank; reason disputed

    RAMALLAH, West Bank – Israeli soldiers fatally shot a young Palestinian man on a West Bank road Wednesday, and a dispute immediately arose about the circumstances of the confrontation. The Israel Defense Forces said the man, identified by...
  • Report puts Snowden-like leaks as the No. 2 threat to U.S. security

    Report puts Snowden-like leaks as the No. 2 threat to U.S. security
    WASHINGTON — Insiders like Edward Snowden who leak secrets about sensitive U.S. intelligence programs pose a potentially greater danger to national security than terrorists, America's spy chiefs warned Wednesday in their annual report to Congress on...
  • Improving the business climate benefits universities [Commentary]

    Improving the business climate benefits universities [Commentary]
    About six months ago, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, speaking at the Maryland Competitiveness Coalition's Economic Summit, was asked how Maryland could position itself to compete in this fast-paced global economy. Mr. Freidman's view was that...