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  • Al-Qaida taking advantage of Yemen turmoil, US defense chiefs say

    WASHINGTON The top U.S. defense officials acknowledged Thursday that al-Qaida militants in Yemen who threaten the United States are taking advantage of turmoil there exacerbated by Saudi-led airstrikes that Washington supports. At a Pentagon news...
  • Deployment of US missile defense considered for South Korea

    China should not be concerned if the U.S. deploys an advanced missile defense system in South Korea to counter the threat from a nuclear North Korea, a U.S. military commander said Thursday. Commander of U.S. forces in Korea, Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti,...
  • US officials reviewing gyrocopter incident

    The U.S. military says the North American Aerospace Defense Command, the FAA and other law enforcement and intelligence organizations are reviewing sensor data and reviewing what happened when a gyrocopter landed on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol. A...
  • US researchers: Hundreds of NKorea missiles threaten Asia

    Nuclear-armed North Korea already has hundreds of ballistic missiles that can target its neighbors in Northeast Asia but will need foreign technology to upgrade its arsenal and pose a more direct threat to the United States, U.S. researchers said Tuesday....
  • Poll: Americans divided over Japan's military role in Asia

    Seventy years after the U.S. defeated Japan in World War II, Americans are divided over Japan playing a more active military role in Asia — and most Japanese are opposed. The results of a Pew Research Center poll released Tuesday in Washington, D....
  • Only Newport News Shipbuilding makes aircraft carriers, so how can the Navy increase competition?

     Only Newport News Shipbuilding makes aircraft carriers, so how can the Navy increase competition?
    As the Navy's top uniformed officer, Adm. Jonathan Greenert said he regularly checks on the Ford-class aircraft carrier program underway at Newport News Shipbuilding. Among his many questions, one is always the same: What will it take to reduce cost?...
  • Islamic State group takes 3 Iraqi villages, presses into Ramadi after Tikrit loss

    IRBIL, Iraq Two weeks after a critical victory at Tikrit, where a combination of U.S. airstrikes, government troops and Shiite Muslim militias overwhelmed an Islamic State force that had held the city for nearly a year, the Iraqi government faced a new...
  • Japan scrambling warplanes as often as during Cold War era

    Japan's government said Wednesday that the number of scrambles by the country's warplanes has surged in recent years to levels nearly matching the Cold War era amid growing activity by China and Russia in the region. The Self Air-Defense Force...
  • A sampling of editorials from around New York

    The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle on opting out of standardized testing in schools. April 8 Here's a question you definitely won't see on the Common Core assessment tests that will be administered beginning April 14. Which group is this hullabaloo...
  • Christie proposes overhaul of Social Security benefits

    Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie proposed pushing back the age of eligibility for Social Security and Medicare for future retirees on Tuesday as part of a plan to cut deficits by $1 trillion over a decade, an approach he said would...
  • Remains of sailors and Marines killed at Pearl Harbor to be identified

    Remains of sailors and Marines killed at Pearl Harbor to be identified
    The Pentagon will exhume and identify remains from as many as 388 sailors and Marines who died aboard the Navy ship Oklahoma when it was hit by torpedoes during the Pearl Harbor attacks in Hawaii. The service members’ remains have lain in graves...