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  • Homeland Security chief: Capitol gyrocopter 'literally flew under the radar'

    Homeland Security chief: Capitol gyrocopter 'literally flew under the radar'
    The Florida postal carrier charged Thursday with two federal crimes for steering his small gyrocopter through protected Washington airspace "literally flew under the radar" to the lawn of the Capitol, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said as key...
  • Saudi-led Yemen air war's high civilian toll unsettles U.S. officials

    Saudi-led Yemen air war's high civilian toll unsettles U.S. officials
    Concerned about reports of hundreds of civilian casualties, Obama administration officials are increasingly uneasy about the U.S. involvement in the Saudi-led air war against rebel militias in Yemen, opening a potential rift between Washington and its...
  • Family fears that Afghan prisoner at Guantanamo will be forgotten

     Family fears that Afghan prisoner at Guantanamo will be forgotten
    For 12 years, Obaidullah's family has watched the release of more than 200 Afghan detainees from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Obaidullah and many others were captured as young men in the mainly Pashtun areas of eastern and southern...
  • Remains of sailors and Marines killed at Pearl Harbor to be identified

    Remains of sailors and Marines killed at Pearl Harbor to be identified
    The Pentagon will exhume and identify remains from as many as 388 sailors and Marines who died aboard the Navy ship Oklahoma when it was hit by torpedoes during the Pearl Harbor attacks in Hawaii. The service members’ remains have lain in graves...
  • Defense secretary: We could create separate military force to fight cyber wars

    Defense secretary: We could create separate military force to fight cyber wars
    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...
  • U.S. Navy fleet loses 9 ships to counting change

    U.S. Navy fleet loses 9 ships to counting change
    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,...
  • Obama approves $75 million in nonlethal aid to Ukraine

    Obama approves $75 million in nonlethal aid to Ukraine
    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...
  • Fort Monroe's disputed land may cost Virginia taxpayers $23.1 million

    Fort Monroe's disputed land may cost Virginia taxpayers $23.1 million
    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...
  • Falic tribute inspiring at FIDF gala

    Falic tribute inspiring at FIDF gala
    More than 1,000 supporters of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces Greater Miami chapter paid tribute to Nily Falic, national chairman of the FIDF at the recent 2015 Solidarity Gala that took place at the Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood. In her honor,...
  • Hampton Roads defense contractors win more work in February

    Hampton Roads defense contractors win more work in February
    Huntington Ingalls Industries received additional work from the Navy in February, while other Tidewater firms won defense contracts in engineering services, technical support and even mobile kitchens. Newport News-based HII received $9.2 million for...
  • Biden to speak at Naval Academy graduation next month

    Biden to speak at Naval Academy graduation next month
    Vice President Joe Biden will speak at the Naval Academy graduation on May 22, academy officials announced Tuesday. Biden is expected to shake 1,070 hands. Among the Class of 2015, about 800 midshipmen will be commissioned as ensigns in the Navy....