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  • Russia lifts ban on delivery of S-300 missiles to Iran

    Russia lifts ban on delivery of S-300 missiles to Iran
    President Vladimir Putin on Monday opened the way for Russia's delivery of a sophisticated air defense missile system to Iran, a move that would significantly bolster the Islamic republic's military capability. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry...
  • Attacks on troops in Egypt's Sinai kill at least 14

    At least 14 people, mostly Egyptian policemen, were killed Sunday in separate operations when militants attacked a police station in the provincial capital of Egypt's northern Sinai, and detonated a roadside bomb against a passing armored vehicle,...
  • Israel's leader speaks to Putin over Russia missiles to Iran

    Israel's prime minister says he has spoken to Russia's president to convey his displeasure over Russia's decision to sell advanced anti-aircraft missiles to Iran. Benjamin Netanyahu's office says he spoke with Vladimir Putin Tuesday to protest Russia's...
  • GOP boosts nuclear weapons upgrades in 1st spending bill

    Republicans controlling the House unveiled legislation Tuesday to boost spending for veterans' health care and for maintaining the safety of aging nuclear weapons. Spending for Army Corps of Engineers water projects and for upgrading aging barracks and...
  • Family fears that Afghan prisoner at Guantanamo will be forgotten

     Family fears that Afghan prisoner at Guantanamo will be forgotten
    For 12 years, Obaidullah's family has watched the release of more than 200 Afghan detainees from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Obaidullah and many others were captured as young men in the mainly Pashtun areas of eastern and southern...
  • Iran sends navy vessels to waters off Yemen, raising stakes

    Iran sends navy vessels to waters off Yemen, raising stakes
    Iran dispatched a destroyer and another naval ship to waters off Yemen on Wednesday, raising the stakes amid a Saudi-led air campaign targeting Iranian-backed Shiite rebels fighting forces loyal to the country's embattled president. The Iranian maneuver...
  • Bush pushes for stronger defense and foreign policy

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush called Tuesday for a stronger national defense and a consistent foreign policy but said the U.S. shouldn't enter into another Cold War. Speaking at an energy town hall in Denver, Bush said the U.S. should be more active in...
  • Biden to speak at Naval Academy graduation next month

    Biden to speak at Naval Academy graduation next month
    Vice President Joe Biden will speak at the Naval Academy graduation on May 22, academy officials announced Tuesday. Biden is expected to shake 1,070 hands. Among the Class of 2015, about 800 midshipmen will be commissioned as ensigns in the Navy....
  • U.S. promises to beef up defense aid to Persian Gulf allies

    U.S. promises to beef up defense aid to Persian Gulf allies
    Obama administration officials are promising a major strengthening of U.S. defense commitments to Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf allies, possibly including a nuclear commitment to their security, in an intensifying effort to win their support for the...
  • Sea-Air-Space Exposition displays latest maritime technology

    The 50th annual Sea-Air-Space Exposition kicks off Monday outside of Washington, D.C., attracting major defense contractors, Pentagon officials, analysts and lawmakers in what is billed as the largest maritime exhibition in the U.S. Huntington Ingalls...
  • Congressional delegation backs cyber unit at Michigan base

    All 16 members of Michigan's congressional delegation are asking the Department of Defense to locate a Cyber Operations Squadron at the Air National Guard base in Battle Creek. The delegation says the 110th Attack Wing already has much of the...