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  • What's for sale as Japan eases military exports rule

    As Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe oversees an increase to the country's military capability, he has also eased a decades-old ban on military exports, enabling defense contractors to expand their markets beyond Japan's Self-Defense Forces. Here are some...
  • 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....
  • Russian opposition: 220 Russian soldiers died in Ukraine

    Russia is deeply involved in the war in Ukraine and at least 220 Russian soldiers have died in battles there in the past year, Russian opposition activists claimed in a report published Tuesday. The report, which prominent Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov...
  • 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 no...
  • North Korea claims ability to mount nuclear warhead on missile

    HONG KONG North Korea said it has developed the technology to mount a nuclear warhead on a missile, signaling the country may now have the ability to launch a nuclear attack against the United States. South Korea and the U.S. military have been divided...
  • Newport News shipyard security chief: Workers play big role

    Newport News shipyard security chief: Workers play big role
    Guard stations and surveillance cameras are important at a nuclear shipyard, but employees play a big role in guarding against threats, the security chief at Newport News Shipbuilding said Tuesday. The job of Derek Jenkins comes with a boatload of...
  • Defense Department's tech investing signals Silicon Valley's importance in cyberwarfare

    SAN JOSE, Calif. As more conflicts shift from land to cyberspace, the nation's defense agencies are relying less on missiles and tanks and more on Silicon Valley technology entrepreneurs and startups to secure the country's porous Internet battlefield....
  • Audit: Pentagon employees used federal credit cards at casinos, strip clubs

    Audit: Pentagon employees used federal credit cards at casinos, strip clubs
    Service members and other Pentagon employees used Defense Department credit cards for thousands of unauthorized transactions at casinos and strip clubs across the country, according to a audit released Tuesday by the Pentagon's internal watchdog. The...
  • National Intelligence chief Clapper to speak at conference

    Some 10,000 people and more than 300 companies are packing a conference showcasing everything from helicopters to high-tech weapons to proprietary DNA software. The annual Special Operations Forces Industry Conference runs through Thursday in downtown...
  • Senate panel OKs defense bill; some good news for Huntington Ingalls

     Senate panel OKs defense bill; some good news for Huntington Ingalls
    The Senate blueprint for a new defense budget cleared committee Thursday, and some provisions are good news for shipbuilding giant Huntington Ingalls Industries. It would fund the mid-life overhaul of aircraft carrier USS George Washington, due to...
  • Bill closing military sex offender loopholes heads to Obama's desk

    WASHINGTON The first of two significant pieces of legislation aimed at closing military sex offender reporting loopholes passed the House on Tuesday afternoon and is now headed to President Barack Obama's desk for his signature. The measure requires...