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  • 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...
  • Data -- including open government data -- could fuel innovation in Hampton Roads

    Data -- including open government data -- could fuel innovation in Hampton Roads
    Our highly computerized and online world is creating massive amounts of data. Now, Hampton Roads and state leaders are asking how the region can use all this information, including government data, for better decision-making, innovation and even...
  • Afghan War is over, except that it's not

    WASHINGTON -- In a ceremony in Kabul Sunday, the U.S. commander of the NATO forces in Afghanistan grandly proclaimed the "end" of the 13-year combat mission against the Taliban and other terrorist foes. But in doing so, he emphasized that NATO personnel...
  • Putin vows to protect Ukraine separatists from defeat

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has vowed to prevent the defeat of allied separatists in eastern Ukraine while clinging to his insistence that Russia hasn't been involved in the deadly, 7-month-old conflict. In an interview with Germany's ARD...
  • Chuck Hagel got a bum rap

    Goodbye, Chuck Hagel: We hardly knew ye! Perhaps there wasn't much to know. Or perhaps you contain hidden depths. Who can say? For almost two years, you seemed barely there, an irascible half-presence in the Pentagon's E ring. Soon you won't be there at...
  • Marvin Goldberger dies at 92; physicist served as Caltech president

    Marvin Goldberger dies at 92; physicist served as Caltech president
    Marvin L. "Murph" Goldberger, a prominent physicist who as Caltech's fifth president substantially enlarged the prestige and endowment of the Pasadena institution, including launching the construction of the powerful Keck I telescope in Hawaii, died of...
  • Women-only restaurant in Afghanistan gets assist from U.S. Sen. Bob Casey

    WASHINGTON — Halfway around the world, in western Afghanistan, the sign for a recently opened eatery bears a familiar name below its Arabic script: "Scranton Restaurant," it reads in both languages. The northeastern Pennsylvania city's moniker...
  • Walter Pincus: It's time for U.S. to upgrade old thinking on old nukes

    Walter Pincus: It's time for U.S. to upgrade old thinking on old nukes
    The publicized mishaps — they shouldn't be called scandals — in recent years by Air Force and Navy personnel in charge of nuclear weapons give the White House and Congress a chance to rethink the U.S. deterrence mission before returning airmen...
  • Charlie Dent to chair veterans' spending panel

    Charlie Dent to chair veterans' spending panel
    Congressman Charlie Dent will chair a House spending panel focused on veterans affairs and military construction. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers, R-KY, on Thursday announced his panel's 12 "cardinals" — Capitol Hill shorthand...
  • Aging nuclear arsenal grows ever more costly

    Aging nuclear arsenal grows ever more costly
    Pipes, tanks and other equipment rust in the humid Southern air. Leaky roofs leave puddles on factory floors. Abandoned buildings are scattered across an 800-acre site contaminated with hundreds of tons of mercury. If this were a factory making cars...