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  • Pentagon reforms aim to curb predatory sales targeting troops

    By David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Moving to curb predatory sales practices targeting U.S. military personnel, the Pentagon said on Friday it was reforming its payment system for troops to prevent them from using direct salary deductions to buy...
  • TSA expands PreCheck to Naval Academy mids, other military students

    TSA expands PreCheck to Naval Academy mids, other military students
    Midshipmen at the Naval Academy in Annapolis and other students at U.S. military institutions will now be able to pass through airports with a little less hassle. The Transportation Security Administration on Monday extended access to its PreCheck...
  • Charlie Dent to chair veterans' spending panel

    Charlie Dent to chair veterans' spending panel
    Congressman Charlie Dent will chair a House spending panel focused on veterans affairs and military construction. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers, R-KY, on Thursday announced his panel's 12 "cardinals" — Capitol Hill shorthand...
  • Walter Pincus: It's time for U.S. to upgrade old thinking on old nukes

    Walter Pincus: It's time for U.S. to upgrade old thinking on old nukes
    The publicized mishaps — they shouldn't be called scandals — in recent years by Air Force and Navy personnel in charge of nuclear weapons give the White House and Congress a chance to rethink the U.S. deterrence mission before returning airmen...
  • Europe, facing multiple threats, still isn't spending on defense

    BERLIN A column of Russian tanks and artillery weapons rolled toward Donetsk in Ukraine recently, the latest move in a proxy war that's seen Crimea and much of the country's Donbas region pass from government control. At the same time, fighting was...
  • Parties put governing behind winning political support

    Parties put governing behind winning political support
    We Americans are increasingly given to political escapism. Regardless of our place on the political spectrum — Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative — we prefer self-serving fictions to messy realities. We avoid unpopular choices...
  • There's no such thing as a safe nuclear weapon

    To the editor: The vows by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to make changes so that U.S. nuclear weapons are "safe and secure" are certainly of great importance. ("Major overhaul of nuclear force planned to improve security and morale," Nov. 14) The...
  • Hagel says U.S. military accelerating mission to train Iraqi troops

    Hagel says U.S. military accelerating mission to train Iraqi troops
    FORT IRWIN Calif. - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Sunday the Pentagon will accelerate its mission to train Iraqi forces to combat Islamic State militants, using troops already in Iraq to start the effort while funding is sought for a...
  • Putin vows to protect Ukraine separatists from defeat

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has vowed to prevent the defeat of allied separatists in eastern Ukraine while clinging to his insistence that Russia hasn't been involved in the deadly, 7-month-old conflict. In an interview with Germany's ARD...
  • Wittman defeats Mosher, Parker in 1st District

    Wittman defeats Mosher, Parker in 1st District
    U.S. Rep Rob Wittman, R-Stafford, will serve another term in Congress after defeating Democrat Norm Mosher and Independent Green Party candidate Gail Parker in the 1st District on Tuesday. The complete unofficial results: Wittman, 131,595; Mosher, 72,...
  • Ukraine, separatists revving for resumption of full-fledged war

    Ukraine, separatists revving for resumption of full-fledged war
    Russian and Ukrainian officials traded accusations Thursday about gearing up for a resumption of full-fledged war in eastern Ukraine as European monitors reported a steady rise in what appeared to be uniformed fighters crossing in from Russia. Russian...