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  • Two Marines killed in crash studied at Fort Meade

    Two Marines killed in crash studied at Fort Meade
    Cpl. Sara A. Medina was a petite Marine with short, spiky black hair and a big personality, Justin Pyle said. Instructors called her Pixie. "She was just not what think you think of when you think of Marines," said Pyle, an instructor at the Defense...
  • Obama says Tunisia to be non-NATO ally of US

    President Barack Obama on Thursday elevated Tunisia to new allied status, promising financial and security assistance to ensure the North African country's transition to democracy remains a success in a fragile region. Obama announced in an Oval Office...
  • Ukraine open to hosting missile-defense system

    Ukraine is open to considering proposals to place a ballistic missile-defense system on its territory to ward off the risk of attacks from Russia, a senior Ukrainian defense official said Wednesday. So far no one has offered. Oleksandr Turchynov, the...
  • 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...
  • A political battle over loans to the military has DCCC criticizing Forbes

    Buried deep in the National Defense Authorization Act were a few paragraphs about a study --as well as some sharp political bickering --on consumer protection for military families. The issue was a review of proposed – but as yet not formally...
  • 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...
  • Ukraine to prosecute captured Russian soldiers for 'terrorist crimes'

    Ukraine to prosecute captured Russian soldiers for 'terrorist crimes'
    Two Russian special forces soldiers captured in eastern Ukraine will be prosecuted for "terrorist crimes" committed during a mission of sabotage that killed a government soldier, Ukraine's State Security Service chief said Monday. The capture of the two...
  • Japanese worry over Osprey safety after fatal US air crash

    A fatal crash of a U.S. Marine Corps Osprey in Hawaii has renewed safety concerns in Japan, where more of the hybrid aircraft are to be deployed. Gov. Takeshi Onaga on the southern island of Okinawa said Monday that flights of Ospreys should be suspended...
  • US Marine Osprey crashes in Hawaii; 1 dead, 21 injured

    A Marine Corps Osprey aircraft caught fire after crashing during a "hard landing" in Hawaii on Sunday, killing one Marine and sending 21 other people to hospitals. Dark smoke from the fire billowed into the sky as rescuers made their way to the scene at...
  • North Korea claims ability to mount nuclear warhead on missile

    HONG KONG North Korea said it has developed the technology to mount a nuclear warhead on a missile, signaling the country may now have the ability to launch a nuclear attack against the United States. South Korea and the U.S. military have been divided...
  • Defense Department's tech investing signals Silicon Valley's importance in cyberwarfare

    SAN JOSE, Calif. As more conflicts shift from land to cyberspace, the nation's defense agencies are relying less on missiles and tanks and more on Silicon Valley technology entrepreneurs and startups to secure the country's porous Internet battlefield....