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  • Bergdahl release stirs fresh controversy over whether searchers died

    While members of Congress criticize the Obama administration for the way Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s nearly five years in Taliban captivity ended, another controversy is raging about how it began. Several of those who served with Bergdahl in the...
  • Bergdahl homecoming party canceled; Hagel says wait for facts

    Bergdahl homecoming party canceled; Hagel says wait for facts
    Critics should wait for the facts before rushing to judge released Taliban detainee Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Wednesday. Some former comrades have accused Bergdahl - who was captured in unknown circumstances on...
  • Defense budget battle: Downsizing, BRAC likely to affect Hampton Roads

    Defense budget battle: Downsizing, BRAC likely to affect Hampton Roads
    Fort Eustis was largely spared during the first round of Army downsizing, but the second round might hit closer to home, a defense consultant said Thursday. Meanwhile, the region's other military installations will face a different threat. Another...
  • Preparing for another BRAC, before it's a done deal

    Preparing for another BRAC, before it's a done deal
    The last time the military consolidated, Maryland's installations grew. But the base realignment and closure process usually goes the other way — and now the Army is calling for another round. Officials in the state aren't waiting to see what...
  • National Guard border duty faces hazy future

    LAREDO, Texas A few hours after dusk, three National Guard soldiers and a U.S. Border Patrol agent emerge from a hulking metal hangar in what looks like an abandoned corner of the Laredo airport and prepare for another night of hunting along the Rio...
  • About that missile shield

    Both the $40-billion Midcourse Defense System ordered by President George W. Bush and the $60-billion "Star Wars" system sought by President Reagan were known to be doomed to both strategic and technological failure before the first test. ("$40-billion...
  • To employ veterans in Virginia, make the right connections

    To employ veterans in Virginia, make the right connections
    Job-hunting veterans can seek help from a number of programs in the public and private sector, and much has been written nationally about the importance of finding employment for former service members, many of whom have valuable skills. But here is...
  • Two Russian journalists killed in Ukrainian attack on separatists

    Two Russian television journalists were killed Tuesday in a Ukrainian military attack on a militant roadblock near the eastern city of Luhansk, stirring accusations by the Russian government and media that Kiev's troops are targeting civilians. Reporter...
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  • June 19: Update on defense budget's impact on Hampton Roads business community

    Get a briefing on the U.S. Defense Department budget and its impacts with state Secretary of Veterans & Defense Affairs John C. Harvey Jr. during a breakfast meeting Thursday in Chesapeake. The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce and Hampton Roads...