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  • Federal safety board has concerns about Y-12 seismic safety

    A federal safety panel is raising concerns about whether some facilities at the Y-12 nuclear plant in Oak Ridge could withstand a major earthquake. The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/17mHg6j) reports the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board...
  • As military downsizes, debate sharpens over BRAC

    As military downsizes, debate sharpens over BRAC
    If the Pentagon wants to convene another round of military base closings, it must clear a congressional subcommittee chaired by Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Westmoreland. Wittman will be a tough sell. He says there is no appetite in Congress for another Base...
  • Strengthen our missile defense system

    North Korea is intent on rattling its sabers at any opportunity. After the U.S refused to give in to its ridiculous demands, North Korea appears to be expanding its nuclear program. This follows recent provocations from the North such as test-firing new...
  • Bomber contract could push Northrop into Boeing's arms

    SEATTLE When the Pentagon this spring announces who will design and build a major new stealth bomber for the Air Force, the decision will determine Boeing's future in the combat-aircraft business. The choice could also reshape the military-industrial...
  • Effort to close Guantanamo prison complicated by former detainee's turn to Islamic State

    During six years behind bars at Guantanamo Bay, Abdul Rauf insisted he was a lowly Taliban foot soldier who delivered bread and tea to combatants, even though he was really a corps commander. He was released in 2007 and sent home to Afghanistan. Until...
  • Hurdles exist for prospects of 'grand bargain' on sequester, defense spending

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats would like to get rid of the sequester. Many Republicans want more money for defense. That would seem to offer a potential formula for a budget agreement. But substantial hurdles stand in...
  • Officials: U.S. Embassy in Yemen to suspend operations amid security concerns

    Officials: U.S. Embassy in Yemen to suspend operations amid security concerns
    The United States is closing its embassy in Yemen amid political deadlock and deteriorating security conditions after the takeover of the country by Shiite rebels, two U.S. officials said. The officials said diplomats were being evacuated from the...
  • Obama's 'lead from behind' security strategy will plague America for decades

    Obama's 'lead from behind' security strategy will plague America for decades
    Any administration's national security strategy written for public consumption inevitably involves platitudes, vacuous rhetoric and self-congratulation. But the strategy announced last week for President Obama's final two years in office sets new...
  • The country is vulnerable without CISPA

    The country is vulnerable without CISPA
    The uninterrupted operation of our nation's infrastructure is vital to our physical and economic security and our lives. It monitors generators producing power; controls valves that allow gas or oil to flow from well to refinery to pump; manages air,...
  • Fort Hood victims to receive Purple Hearts after Army deems 2009 attack an act of terrorism

    Purple Hearts will be awarded to victims of the shooting rampage at Fort Hood that left 13 people dead and more than two dozen wounded in 2009, the Army said Friday in a decision that many said was long overdue. The honor is bestowed on troops wounded in...
  • For 1st time in 13 years, Afghanistan not on NATO defense minister's meeting agenda

    The war in Afghanistan is in NATO's rearview mirror. For the first time in 13 years, the conflict was not on the meeting agenda as the alliance's defense ministers gathered in Brussels Thursday. Instead NATO members focused on the latest military...