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  • U.S. starts training Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State

    U.S. starts training Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State
    After numerous delays, the U.S. military has started training dozens of Syrian fighters to help confront Islamic State militants inside the war-torn country, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Thursday. U.S. officials have vetted and cleared more than...
  • Congress' Republicans pass budget, but that's the easy part: Showdowns loom

    Congress' Republicans pass budget, but that's the easy part: Showdowns loom
    Fulfilling a top campaign pledge, Republicans on Tuesday gave final approval to the first budget from Congress in more than five years. Despite passage of the largely symbolic budget blueprint, Congress faces a rough road ahead in translating that...
  • Senate adopts GOP budget targeting 'Obamacare'

    Senate adopts GOP budget targeting 'Obamacare'
    Senate Republicans celebrated on Tuesday after passing the first joint budget resolution in more than five years, but that success is just the start of the much more difficult task of funding the government. Republicans said the next step will be for...
  • Obama to nominate Marines' leader as Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman

    Obama to nominate Marines' leader as Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman
    Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., who is commandant of the Marine Corps and has spent time as the top U.S. and NATO general in Afghanistan, will be nominated to serve as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, a White House official said Monday. If...
  • Armed Forces Day kicks off patriotic celebrations

    The community will be able to celebrate all veterans on Armed Forces Day on May 16. The event will take place at Nevers Road Park and begin with a road race and culminate with fireworks that evening. This will be the first of several patriotic events in...
  • Former U.S commander: Take nuclear arsenal off high alert

    Former U.S commander: Take nuclear arsenal off high alert
    Taking U.S. and Russian missiles off high alert could keep a possible cyberattack from starting a nuclear war, a former commander of U.S. nuclear forces says, but neither country appears willing to increase the lead-time to prepare the weapons for launch....
  • Wages for 15,000 commissary workers targeted

    Wages for 15,000 commissary workers targeted
    To save millions of dollars in compensation and ease streamlining of store operations on base, Department of Defense officials are weighing a plan to convert the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) to a non-appropriated fund activity, which could reduce...
  • Rutter: Keeping secrets didn't work for Bulgaria either

    Rutter: Keeping secrets didn't work for Bulgaria either
    The American government spends $56 billion every year on spies and hit squads. What the $56 billion buys specifically is, of course, a secret that only other governments know because we are lousy at keeping the most secretive secrets from everyone but...
  • Alan Miller: America still haunted by nightmare of Vietnam War

    Alan Miller: America still haunted by nightmare of Vietnam War
    Upon succeeding Richard Nixon in 1974, President Gerald Ford proclaimed, "Our long national nightmare is over." Ford was referring to the Watergate scandal that had preoccupied the nation for months. But the nightmare of Vietnam that began in 1955, when...
  • 5 things to know about transgender Americans

    5 things to know about transgender Americans
    These are pivotal times for transgender Americans, as they gain in visibility yet remain buffeted by bias and misunderstanding. Five things to know about this diverse community and the challenges it faces: ___ THE BASICS According to demographer...
  • Defense Secretary reveals Russian hack of department's networks

    Defense Secretary reveals Russian hack of department's networks
    Russian hackersĀ infiltratedĀ the Department of Defense's unclassified network earlier this year, Secretary Ashton B. Carter said in a speech at Stanford University Thursday. The attack has not previously been reported. Carter said attackers discovered...