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  • $40-billion missile defense system proves unreliable

    With a convulsive rumble, followed by billowing flames and exhaust, a sleek 60-foot rocket emerged from its silo at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base. It was a test of the backbone of the nation's missile defense system. If North Korea or Iran ever...
  • Massive search launched for 3 teens feared kidnapped in West bank

    Israeli security forces were conducting a large-scale search Friday for three teenagers who disapeared in the West Bank and were feared to have been abducted by Palestinian militants. Families of the Israeli teenagers – one of whom is believed...
  • Shouldn't Europe pay more for its own defense?

    This month in Poland, President Obama offered $1 billion in military assistance to address our NATO allies' anxiety about a resurgent Kremlin. Labeled the European Reassurance Initiative, this boosts NATO's budget by a mere 0.1%. It was nonetheless...
  • Japan allows its military to help defend U.S., other allies

    Japan allows its military to help defend U.S., other allies
    Japan on Tuesday announced a reinterpretation of its pacifist post-World War II Constitution that allows the country's military to help defend the United States and other allies. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the decision by the Cabinet to adjust the...
  • Army agency's restructuring worries Orlando simulation industry

    Army agency's restructuring worries Orlando simulation industry
    Under pressure from defense budget cuts, the Army's high-tech training contracts agency in Orlando is undergoing a major restructuring that has cast some uncertainty on the future of the region's training and simulation industry. The agency has lost...
  • Ukraine cease-fire ends with little headway in effort to broker peace

    A 10-day cease-fire expired late Monday in Ukraine's embattled eastern regions despite last-ditch efforts by the leaders of France and Germany to broker an end to the fighting that has taken more than 400 lives. A statement from Ukrainian President...
  • Military savers favoring 'Roth' TSP to build nest eggs

    Military savers discover special advantages a Roth-type Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) provides, given that their taxable income is dampened by tax-free allowances and periodic tax-exempt combat tours. By Tom Philpott Military savers are discovering the...
  • Revise the approach

    The Hampton City Council looked to the horizon when it decided to purchase land to create a clear zone around Langley Air Force Base. It removes a potential safety concern and shows a commitment to the future of a facility which pumps more than a...
  • Privacy advocates concerned about Aberdeen Proving Ground blimps

    Privacy advocates concerned about Aberdeen Proving Ground blimps
    The Army is planning to launch a pair of blimps over Maryland this fall to watch the Eastern Seaboard for incoming cruise missiles. It's what else they might be able to see from up there that worries privacy advocates. The Army says the aerostats &#...
  • Preparing for another BRAC, before it's a done deal

    Preparing for another BRAC, before it's a done deal
    The last time the military consolidated, Maryland's installations grew. But the base realignment and closure process usually goes the other way — and now the Army is calling for another round. Officials in the state aren't waiting to see what...
  • About that missile shield

    Both the $40-billion Midcourse Defense System ordered by President George W. Bush and the $60-billion "Star Wars" system sought by President Reagan were known to be doomed to both strategic and technological failure before the first test. ("$40-billion...