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  • Federal workers welcome extra day off

    Federal workers welcome extra day off
    Lisa Foust was in for a doozy of a Christmas Eve: a full day's work, then piling presents in the car and making a more than five-hour drive home to North Carolina. Then President Barack Obama gave federal workers an extra day off Dec. 26. That allowed...
  • The government problem

    Some believe the central political issue of our era is the size of the government. They're wrong. The central issue is whom the government is for. Consider the new spending bill Congress and the president agreed to a few weeks ago. It's not especially...
  • Congress must show gratitude to military

    Congratulations to Congress for having enough foresight (and cooperative spirit, for once) to pass legislation that will create a separate fund, outside the regular defense budget, to build the next generation of ballistic missile submarines. The...
  • Hollywood flunks the screen test

    The plot was so bizarre it was hard to believe: The government of North Korea, offended by an adolescent comedy that jokes about assassinating Kim Jong-un, warns Americans not to go see the movie because they might blow up any theatre that screens it....
  • Congress: We went too far on star-rank retirement

    At the urging of then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Congress in 2006 took aggressive steps to raise pay and future retirement of currently serving general and admirals, particularly those serving beyond 30 years. Having been a well-compensated...
  • Russia revises military doctrine to name NATO as chief threat

    Russia revises military doctrine to name NATO as chief threat
    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed into law a new defense doctrine that identifies NATO as the chief threat to Russian security and claims the right to use nuclear weapons to counter any aggression that "threatens the very existence" of...
  • New Russian military doctrine says NATO top threat

    New Russian military doctrine says NATO top threat
    Russia identified NATO as the nation's No. 1 military threat and raised the possibility of a broader use of precision conventional weapons to deter foreign aggression under a new military doctrine signed by President Vladimir Putin on Friday. NATO...
  • A trial balloon on cruise missile defense

    A trial balloon on cruise missile defense
     When the weather's good, a strange speck will be visible on the Baltimore skyline: a giant balloon the Army is floating to scan for cruise missiles. The balloon — technically an aerostat — took to the air Saturday morning. Two will be...
  • Cruise missile-spotting balloon rises over Maryland

    Cruise missile-spotting balloon rises over Maryland
    When the weather's good, a strange speck will be visible on the Baltimore skyline: a giant balloon the Army is floating high above Middle River to scan for cruise missiles. The balloon — technically an aerostat because it's tethered to the...
  • Average stateside housing allowance rises only 0.5 percent

    Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) paid to a million service members living off base in the United States will rise by an average half percentage point in January as two slimming changes to rate calculations take hold. The 2015 BAH rates no longer will...
  • U.S. airstrikes remain crucial to Afghan forces in Taliban battles

    U.S. airstrikes remain crucial to Afghan forces in Taliban battles
    For several days, Taliban fighters barricaded on a mountaintop lobbed rockets at the remote town of Sangar in the valley below. Residents fled while police holed up in their outposts and begged superiors for help. At a sprawling base about 100 miles...