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  • GOP's cuts to IRS budget will tax our patience

    GOP's cuts to IRS budget will tax our patience
    Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, speaking this week at a conservative policy summit, presented what he called the "single most important tax reform" America could make: abolishing the Internal Revenue Service. That probably won't happen any time soon. But...
  • NATO creates rapid-reaction force to protect Eastern Europe

    An interim force of German, Norwegian and Dutch troops stands ready to respond to any security threat from the east, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters in Berlin on Wednesday. The new "high-readiness spearhead force" is in place...
  • Help hold the fort

    These are uncertain times at Fort Eustis in Newport News. An Army planning document released last year calls for deep cuts in personnel should federal austerity measures return to the Defense Department budget. The base could lose thousands of jobs,...
  • Afghan president reveals Cabinet nominations, ending long delay

    Afghan president reveals Cabinet nominations, ending long delay
    After more than 100 days in office, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s administration on Monday unveiled its long awaited list of Cabinet nominations. The 25 names include new leaders for the four most influential ministries -- defense, the interior,...
  • Doctor lawmaker ready to triage compensation reforms

    As an Army Reserve physician triaging the care of arriving wounded at the combat support hospital on Al Asad Airbase, Iraq, for half of 2008, Joe Heck said he saw "exactly how well joint operations can work." Where the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force was...
  • Afghan War is over, except that it's not

    WASHINGTON -- In a ceremony in Kabul Sunday, the U.S. commander of the NATO forces in Afghanistan grandly proclaimed the "end" of the 13-year combat mission against the Taliban and other terrorist foes. But in doing so, he emphasized that NATO personnel...
  • Congress: We went too far on star-rank retirement

    At the urging of then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Congress in 2006 took aggressive steps to raise pay and future retirement of currently serving general and admirals, particularly those serving beyond 30 years. Having been a well-compensated...
  • Concern about North Korea's nuclear weapons

    The authors of a recent op-ed are absolutely right to be concerned about North Korea’s nuclear weapons (Perspective, Jan. 2). The authors correctly pointed out that the U.S. has done little to stop or counteract North Korea’s aggressive...
  • Leaders push new peace plan for east Ukraine as fighting intensifies

    Leaders push new peace plan for east Ukraine as fighting intensifies
    Carrying a peace plan that reportedly incorporates proposals from Russia, the leaders of Germany and France met Thursday with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in a hastily arranged mission to bring an end to the accelerated fighting in the east of the...
  • French, German leaders push new peace plan for east Ukraine

    French, German leaders push new peace plan for east Ukraine
    In a new push for peace, the leaders of France and Germany headed Thursday to Kiev with a proposal to end the fighting in eastern Ukraine. The surprise move appeared aimed at heading off U.S. considerations of giving Ukraine lethal weapons, something...
  • Defense chief nominee Ashton Carter, unlike Obama, backs arming Ukraine

    Ashton Carter, President Obama’s nominee for secretary of Defense, said at his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday that he was “very much inclined” to provide lethal arms to Ukrainian forces fighting Russia-backed separatists,...