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  • 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...
  • Attorney: Court orders release of anti-nuclear nun, two others

     Attorney: Court orders release of anti-nuclear nun, two others
    A federal appeals court has ordered the immediate release of an 85-year-old nun and two fellow Catholic peace activists who vandalized a uranium storage bunker, their attorney said Friday. The order came after the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in...
  • Shifting funds in House defense blueprint riles Democrats

    The House on Friday passed its version of the National Defense Authorization Act, the blueprint for congressional budget writers who will determine military spending. (The House is ahead of the Senate on this issue. On Thursday, a Senate panel...
  • House passes bill for Congress to review Iran nuclear deal

     House passes bill for Congress to review Iran nuclear deal
    Congress on Thursday sent President Barack Obama a bill to give lawmakers the power to review and potentially reject a nuclear deal with Iran. The House overwhelmingly passed the measure, 400-25, a reflection of lawmakers' insistence on having a say...
  • Opinion: Individual privacy compromised by NSA's illegal domestic surveillance progam

    In the aftermath of the 2001 terrorist attacks, an angry, vengeful and frightened United States made a decision it would come to regret. As the ruins of the World Trade Center's twin towers smoldered, Congress passed the Patriot Act, sweeping...
  • In the House, final moves on defense authorization bill noteworthy for Hampton Roads

    There are rumblings today in the House of Representatives over the National Defense Authorization bill, which provides a blueprint for congressional budget writers to determine the level of military spending. This isn't good news for Huntington...
  • Obama aides downplay expectations for summit with Arab leaders

     Obama aides downplay expectations for summit with Arab leaders
    President Obama's team is carefully ratcheting down expectations for his summit with Persian Gulf leaders Thursday as the three crown princes, two emirs and one deputy prime minister coming to the U.S. make it abundantly clear that they will not be neatly...
  • A flock of GOP hawks try out their presidential wings

     A flock of GOP hawks try out their presidential wings
    Nearly a dozen of the Republicans who are running for president spent last weekend in South Carolina talking about foreign policy, and to any viewer who stumbled across the event on C-SPAN, it sounded like a contest in ferocity. Take Florida Sen....
  • White House denies Obama's Gulf overtures are unraveling

    White House denies Obama's Gulf overtures are unraveling
    The White House on Monday raced to dispel the notion that President Barack Obama's efforts to reassure anxious Persian Gulf nations about his overtures to Iran were unraveling ahead of a rare Camp David summit this week. Officials insisted there was...
  • Carrier overhauls in Newport News would be secured by House panel proposal

    Carrier overhauls in Newport News would be secured by House panel proposal
    Last year, the Hampton Roads economy experienced a giant hiccup when the Navy considered retiring the aircraft carrier USS George Washington instead of performing a mid-life overhaul. A mid-life carrier overhaul is big business for Virginia's largest...
  • The new Joint Chiefs chairman should strive for independent thinking

    The new Joint Chiefs chairman should strive for independent thinking
    President Obama has nominated Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford to be chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Dunford waged war effectively in both Iraq and Afghanistan. But it's one thing to be a battlefield commander, even a four-star theater commander,...