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  • Langley AFB to monitor troops returning from Ebola duty

    Langley AFB to monitor troops returning from Ebola duty
    HAMPTON — Langley Air Force Base is among five U.S. bases selected by the Defense Department to monitor troops returning home after the military’s Ebola mission in western Africa. The base has already erected a “mini-city,”...
  • A foreign affairs to-do list for the GOP

    The “red wave” of the midterms means Republicans will have considerably greater leverage dealing with Barack Obama's waning presidency. In national security matters, however, unlike domestic affairs, Congress confronts important...
  • Significant changes needed, reviews of U.S. nuclear forces show

    Significant changes needed, reviews of U.S. nuclear forces show
    Reviews of the United States' nuclear arsenal show significant changes are needed to ensure the security and effectiveness of the force, a Defense Department report said on Friday. The reviews, which Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel ordered after a...
  • Russia resuming Cold War-era bomber flights close to U.S. shores

    In response to NATO's "anti-Russia inclinations," the Kremlin will resume its Cold War-era practice of sending long-range bombers to patrol the western Atlantic and eastern Pacific, Russia's defense minister announced Wednesday. The flights, which...
  • Columns of Russian armor and troops entering Ukraine, NATO says

    Columns of Russian armor and troops entering Ukraine, NATO says
    Moscow’s tension with the West sharpened Wednesday with NATO's top commander saying the alliance has seen Russian armored columns entering eastern Ukraine in recent days and Russia’s defense minister announcing resumption of Cold War-era...
  • Pentagon moves to integrate technology with wearable equipment

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio The Department of Defense wants to give airmen and soldiers an advantage in combat by integrating technology with lightweight wearable equipment. The Pentagon has invested millions of dollars to make the size, weight...
  • Pentagon No. 2 urges end to budget cut 'madness'

    Pentagon No. 2 urges end to budget cut 'madness'
    Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work appealed on Wednesday for lawmakers to "end this madness" of across-the-board Pentagon spending cuts, saying they threaten U.S. military readiness and technological dominance at a time of complex global challenges....
  • Massachusetts school deploys 'shooter detection system'

    Massachusetts school deploys 'shooter detection system'
    A Massachusetts school will become the first in the United States to introduce a security system designed to alert authorities to the presence of a shooter in the building, officials said. The technology, already deployed by the U.S. military in war...
  • Lava flow from volcano incinerates first home on Hawaii's Big Island

    Lava flow from volcano incinerates first home on Hawaii's Big Island
    KAILUA-KONA Hawaii - A slow-moving lava flow from an erupting volcano on Hawaii's Big Island incinerated a house on Monday, marking the first home devoured by a stream of molten rock that has crept toward the village of Pahoa for weeks, civil defense...
  • Nation honors its veterans in traditional, non-traditional ways

    Nation honors its veterans in traditional, non-traditional ways
    The U.S. capital marked Veterans Day on Tuesday with ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery where Vice President Joe Biden said the 23 million U.S. veterans were the backbone of the nation. The commemoration at Arlington, where more than 40,000...
  • Putin's belligerence today has its roots in the fall of the Berlin Wall

    Putin's belligerence today has its roots in the fall of the Berlin Wall
    To those old enough to remember the frostiest days of the Cold War, today's headlines and images seem very familiar. Military troops under the control of Moscow cross borders with impunity. Heads of NATO states struggle to generate an effective response....