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  • Iran nuclear talks head into overtime

    Iran nuclear talks head into overtime
    With stubborn disputes unresolved, nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers went past a self-imposed deadline and into overtime as negotiators renewed efforts to hammer out the outline of an agreement. Enough progress had been made to warrant the...
  • GOP dilemma: Cut or borrow to boost defense spending?

    GOP dilemma: Cut or borrow to boost defense spending?
    Republican presidential hopefuls are at war with each other over the budget for war. In the U.S. Senate on Thursday, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio proposed billions of extra dollars for the Pentagon. So did Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, but, unlike Mr. Rubio, the...
  • Ousted Yemeni president backs Saudi airstrikes on Houthi militants

    Ousted Yemeni president backs Saudi airstrikes on Houthi militants
    As airstrikes and ground battles continued across Yemen on Saturday, defiant words were uttered by regional leaders at an Arab summit in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el Sheik. Ousted Yemeni President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi said Saudi Arabia-led...
  • Budget blueprints alarm joint chiefs but one offers lifeline

    Military leaders over the past week have sharpened warnings that force readiness is unraveling and it could plummet if Congress allows the next round of defense cuts mandated by the 2011 Budget Control Act (BCA), with its sequestration tool, to take...
  • Aircraft carrier suppliers storm the Beltway

    Aircraft carrier suppliers storm the Beltway
    Harry Epstein has never commanded a Navy strike group, and Lisa Papini doesn't have a cushy Pentagon office. But without small businesses such as theirs, America's mighty aircraft carrier fleet would be dead in the water. Last week, they and dozens of...
  • Will meeting of China, Japan and South Korea yield goodwill or more grumbling?

    Will meeting of China, Japan and South Korea yield goodwill or more grumbling?
    For the first time in nearly three years, the foreign ministers of China, South Korea and Japan will meet Saturday for trilateral talks that could pave the way for a new era of cooperation – or prolong festering animosities rooted in the World War...
  • House GOP approves budget to hike defense, slash safety-net programs

    House GOP approves budget to hike defense, slash safety-net programs
    House Republicans pushed past their internal divisions to approve a budget blueprint Wednesday, putting the new Congress on track to notch a significant achievement once Senate Republicans pass their version by the end of the week. The ambitious but...
  • 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,...
  • Budget would cut operating hours for military commissaries

    Budget would cut operating hours for military commissaries
    For the second year in a row, the Pentagon is proposing to cut funding for commissaries, a popular shopping option for the military community. The proposed changes would mean fewer operating days and hours, but most stores should stay open five or...
  • NATO ministers to fine-tune readiness on Russian, Middle East threats

    NATO ministers to fine-tune readiness on Russian, Middle East threats
    NATO defense ministers gather Thursday in Brussels to decide key elements of their "Readiness Action Program" aimed at strengthening the alliance's ability to respond to security challenges emanating from Russia, North Africa and the Middle East. The...
  • 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,...