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  • Senate panel OKs defense bill; some good news for Huntington Ingalls

     Senate panel OKs defense bill; some good news for Huntington Ingalls
    The Senate blueprint for a new defense budget cleared committee Thursday, and some provisions are good news for shipbuilding giant Huntington Ingalls Industries. It would fund the mid-life overhaul of aircraft carrier USS George Washington, due to...
  • Echoes of Iraq war sound in 2016 presidential race

    Echoes of Iraq war sound in 2016 presidential race
    Every war casts a long shadow, from the heroism of the Greatest Generation to the dark ambiguities of Vietnam. It was inevitable, then, that the 2016 presidential candidates would be confronted with the war in Iraq. Twelve years on, the broad...
  • Islamic State militants purge Syrian town of Assad loyalists

    Islamic State militants purge Syrian town of Assad loyalists
    Islamic State group militants hunted down Syrian government troops and loyalists in the newly captured town of Palmyra, shooting or beheading them in public as a warning, and imposing their strict interpretation of Islam, activists said Friday. The...
  • Senate budget blueprint seeks to rein in aircraft carrier cost

    Sen. John McCain doesn't understand why planning costs for the second Ford-class aircraft carrier total $880 million. After building the first-in-class Gerald R. Ford, "you're supposed to cookie cutter them through," the Senate Armed Services chairman...
  • Islamic State seizes ancient town of Palmyra in Syria

    Islamic State seizes ancient town of Palmyra in Syria
    Islamic State extremists captured the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra after government defense lines there collapsed Wednesday, a stunning triumph for the group only days after it captured the strategic city of Ramadi in Iraq. It was unclear by nightfall...
  • Dissecting a press gaggle with Defense Secretary Ash Carter

    Dissecting a press gaggle with Defense Secretary Ash Carter
    Defense Secretary Ash Carter spoke to troops at Yokota Air Base, Japan, on Thursday, followed by that grand journalism tradition -- the press gaggle. This one didn't make any headlines, but that's OK. It shows the kind of routine give-and-take that...
  • 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...
  • U.S. promises to beef up defense aid to Persian Gulf allies

    U.S. promises to beef up defense aid to Persian Gulf allies
    Obama administration officials are promising a major strengthening of U.S. defense commitments to Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf allies, possibly including a nuclear commitment to their security, in an intensifying effort to win their support for the...
  • Support our troops? Dealing with PTSD requires commitment

     Support our troops? Dealing with PTSD requires commitment
    Suicides by active-duty troops and veterans are at levels that would have been unthinkable a generation ago. Each day, on average, a current service member dies by suicide, and each hour a veteran does the same. In response, President Obama signed the...
  • 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....
  • WW II veteran donates Army blanket to homeless vet

    WW II veteran donates Army blanket to homeless vet
    When World War II veteran Stanley Lepolstat of Hollywood offered an old Army blanket of his to the Temple Sinai of Hollywood blanket drive for the homeless last February, he had no idea how significant the 72-year-old army blanket would be for the...