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  • Drone dogfights? After drones fly over key sites, govts eye high-tech ways to boost defenses

    What's the best way to counter an unwelcome drone: a bigger, faster drone, laser guns, sky-high netting or devices that block remote controls? Scientists, governments and companies are now scrambling to find out. Concerned about a recent spate of...
  • Defense chief nominee says he's inclined to advocate sending arms to Ukraine.

    President Barack Obama's pick to run the Pentagon said Wednesday he's inclined to back increased U.S. assistance to Ukraine, including lethal arms, to fight anti-government rebels backed by neighboring Russia. The White House is reconsidering its...
  • NATO defense ministers to meet on Russia: US may be sending officers to eastern Europe

    With NATO officials calling Russia more unpredictable now than during the Cold War, alliance defense ministers on Thursday are expected to approve further measures to enhance the organization's ability to deter or respond to military threats from Moscow....
  • NATO ministers to fine-tune readiness on Russian, Middle East threats

    NATO defense ministers gather Thursday in Brussels to decide key elements of their "Readiness Action Program" aimed at strengthening the alliance's ability to respond to security challenges emanating from Russia, North Africa and the Middle East. The...
  • Budget would cut operating hours for military commissaries

    Budget would cut operating hours for military commissaries
    For the second year in a row, the Pentagon is proposing to cut funding for commissaries, a popular shopping option for the military community. The proposed changes would mean fewer operating days and hours, but most stores should stay open five or...
  • Reader feedback Feb. 4: Phoebus principal, proposed defense budget

    Phoebus principal to take Bethel coaching position In a move rarely if ever seen in Peninsula District football, William Beverley will leave his job as principal at Phoebus and take the head coaching job at Bethel, Hampton City Schools announced Monday....
  • ACLU, military women's group sue Defense Department for Naval Academy records on female midshipmen

    ACLU, military women's group sue Defense Department for Naval Academy records on female midshipmen
    Advocates for military women are suing the Department of Defense for information about how the Naval Academy and the other military service academies recruit female students — part of a campaign, they say, to expose ongoing gender bias at the...
  • Connecticut Has Much To Gain From Obama's Defense Budget

    Connecticut Has Much To Gain From Obama's Defense Budget
    President Barack Obama delivered a gift to Connecticut's defense industry Monday by calling for the production of more planes, helicopters and submarines built in the state. His proposed $585.3 billion defense budget for fiscal 2016 is larger than the...
  • How Obama wants to spend Americans' money next year: an agency-by-agency look

    Sure, $4 trillion sounds like a lot. But it goes fast when your budget stretches from aging highways to medical care to space travel and more. Here's an agency-by-agency look at how President Barack Obama would spend Americans' money in the 2016...
  • Obama's budget includes windfall for L.A. transportation

    Obama's budget includes windfall for L.A. transportation
    The budget proposal unveiled by President Obama on Monday earmarks more than $1 billion for California transportation and construction projects, including $330 million that Los Angeles officials called crucial to extending the Purple Line from the Mid-...
  • Ukraine fighting intensifies after talks fail to reach truce accord

    Ukraine fighting intensifies after talks fail to reach truce accord
    Fighting intensified in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, one day after representatives of the government and pro-Russia separatists failed to reach a truce at a meeting brokered by Russian and international mediators. Twenty fighters died and dozens were...