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  • No 'quick fixes' in battle with Islamic State, Obama says

    No 'quick fixes' in battle with Islamic State, Obama says
    Amid growing signs of the limits of the U.S.-led air campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, President Obama appealed for the public's patience Tuesday as he met with more than 20 defense chiefs of nations he enlisted in the struggling...
  • Japan jets scrambling to counter rising Russian incursions

    CHITOSE Japan (Reuters) - The number of times Japanese fighter jets scrambled to ward off Russian military aircraft more than doubled in the last six months, amid diplomatic tensions between the two countries which Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is keen to...
  • U.S. Army readiness up after budget cuts but improvement needed: Hagel

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Wednesday the U.S. Army has improved its combat readiness this year but is still short of what is needed to defend the nation with minimum risk after being hit with deep across-the-board...
  • U.S. national shot dead in Saudi capital Riyadh

    By Angus McDowall RIYADH (Reuters) - A gunman killed a U.S. national and wounded another in the Saudi capital of Riyadh on Tuesday, officials said, heightening Western concerns over security in the world's top oil exporter as regional unrest rises....
  • Rekha Basu: Uncompromising Congress a threat to national security

    Many of us around the country have had about enough of the intense political divisiveness showing up in campaign ads. But our angst apparently is nothing compared to the frustration being felt in the nation's capital on both sides of the political aisle....
  • North Korean leader's absence spotlights concerns over U.S. WMD response

    After a disquieting six-week disappearance from the public spotlight that raised concerns abroad about the stability of the regime, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un reappeared on Tuesday, according to state-run news reports in Pyongyang. His unexplained...
  • Martin Schram: Times shines new light on old chemical weapons secrets

    In a powerful and Pulitzer-worthy scoop, the New York Times has just revealed a new outrage upon America's sense of decency by catching government officials in the act of breaking faith with the men and women who volunteered to fight for us in faraway...
  • Rachel Marsden: Political buffoonery is America's greatest security threat

    There are at least two things that the public expects the government to get right, even when it fails at nearly everything else: public safety and national security. The Obama administration has a responsibility to protect its citizens. There is no excuse...
  • Pentagon unveils plan for military's response to climate change

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel addressed the Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas on Monday, unveiling a comprehensive plan for how the U.S. military will address the effects of climate change. Rising global temperatures, increasing sea levels...
  • Oshkosh cuts jobs citing lower U.S. defense spending

    (Reuters) - Specialty truckmaker Oshkosh Corp said it would cut its defense segment workforce by about 250 to 300 hourly positions, as it continues to grapple with lower U.S. defense spending and reductions in military production. The company said it...
  • Turkey agrees to let U.S. planes use its bases for attacks on Syria

    Turkey agrees to let U.S. planes use its bases for attacks on Syria
    Turkey has agreed to allow U.S. warplanes to use its air bases for missions in Syria, as well as provide rebels there with light arms and train them with infantry tactics for the ongoing battle against Islamic State militants, the Pentagon said Sunday....