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  • NATO creates rapid-reaction force to protect Eastern Europe

    An interim force of German, Norwegian and Dutch troops stands ready to respond to any security threat from the east, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters in Berlin on Wednesday. The new "high-readiness spearhead force" is in place...
  • More US actions won't halt Putin; but may start new Cold War

    Considering that it was the U.S. Department of State that helped foment the insurrection against the democratically-elected Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, America should not be rubbing salt into the open sore it created in Eastern Europe....
  • Japan Cabinet OKs record budget for 2015, raises defense outlays with eye on China

    Japan's Cabinet approved the country's largest ever defense budget on Wednesday, including plans to buy surveillance aircraft, drones and F-35 fighter jets to help counter China's rising assertiveness in the region. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet...
  • Hagel calls for US to build replacements for B-2 bombers

    WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told airmen at Whiteman Air Force base on Tuesday that the U.S. needs to start building a replacement for the B-2 stealth bomber. And soon. "The one thing we cannot fall behind in is...
  • Help hold the fort

    These are uncertain times at Fort Eustis in Newport News. An Army planning document released last year calls for deep cuts in personnel should federal austerity measures return to the Defense Department budget. The base could lose thousands of jobs,...
  • Afghan president reveals Cabinet nominations, ending long delay

    Afghan president reveals Cabinet nominations, ending long delay
    After more than 100 days in office, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s administration on Monday unveiled its long awaited list of Cabinet nominations. The 25 names include new leaders for the four most influential ministries -- defense, the interior,...
  • Doctor lawmaker ready to triage compensation reforms

    As an Army Reserve physician triaging the care of arriving wounded at the combat support hospital on Al Asad Airbase, Iraq, for half of 2008, Joe Heck said he saw "exactly how well joint operations can work." Where the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force was...
  • Defense bill includes ill-advised Alaska and Arizona land measures

    So what does funding for the Department of Defense have in common with Alaska's Tongass National Forest or the Tonto National Forest in Arizona? Absolutely nothing. Which is why an upcoming Senate vote on the National Defense Authorization Actis so...
  • Congress authorizes $577 billion in defense spending

    Congress authorizes $577 billion in defense spending
    Congress approved an annual defense policy bill on Friday that authorizes American training for Iraqi and Syrian forces fighting Islamic State rebels and sets overall defense spending at $577 billion, including $64 billion for wars abroad. The Senate...
  • Congress OKs bill banning purchases of Russian-made rocket engines

    Congress OKs bill banning purchases of Russian-made rocket engines
    For more than a decade, the United States military has depended on buying Russian-made rocket engines to launch its most crucial satellites. On Friday, Congress said no more. Despite lobbying from a joint venture of Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp.,...
  • Two American soldiers killed in Afghanistan as troops head home

    Two American soldiers killed in Afghanistan as troops head home
    A Taliban bomb killed two American soldiers in a NATO convoy late on Friday night near the U.S. Bagram Airfield base north of Kabul, a U.S. defense official said on Saturday. "Two International Security Assistance Force service members died as a...