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  • Penguins offer U.S. a lesson in addressing climate change

    Penguins offer U.S. a lesson in addressing climate change
    It may seem unlikely, but penguins offer a crucial lesson for the United States' national security. On the western Antarctic Peninsula, climate change is wreaking havoc on stocks of krill, tiny crustaceans that penguins eat. Adelie penguins are in...
  • Notes and notables

    A fact-based approach Some 60 soldiers from Fort Eustis recently deployed to Liberia where they hope to help halt the Ebola outbreak. They follow airmen from Langley Air Force Base, who just returned after building a 25-bed facility to care for the...
  • 21-day quarantine ordered for U.S. troops on Ebola mission to Africa

    21-day quarantine ordered for U.S. troops on Ebola mission to Africa
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel signed an order Wednesday requiring all U.S. troops returning from Ebola-stricken West Africa to be quarantined for 21 days to guarantee they don't have the virus. The Joint Chiefs of Staff had recommended on Tuesday that...
  • Quarantine-like monitoring approved for U.S. troops on Ebola mission

    Quarantine-like monitoring approved for U.S. troops on Ebola mission
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday approved 21 days of strict, quarantine-like monitoring for U.S. military personnel returning from Ebola relief efforts in West Africa, but the Pentagon was still finalizing details on who exactly would be...
  • Huntington Ingalls political contributions cut a wide swath

    Huntington Ingalls political contributions cut a wide swath
    One week to go until the congressional mid-term elections -- you can feel the excitement, right? -- and the Center for Responsive Politics has updated its tally of political contributions from the defense industry. Huntington Ingalls Industries...
  • School board members want meeting documents earlier

    School board members want meeting documents earlier
    York County School Board typically begin their monthly work sessions in the dark. They don't receive an agenda or an information packet until the meeting begins, several board members say. If a public hearing is scheduled, they get an agenda a few days...
  • U.S. calls on Turkey's military as Islamic State moves on border town

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel wants more participation from Turkey in the campaign against Islamic State militants, saying the country could help with a range of military issues that include allowing U.S. aircraft to use its bases and training and...
  • Golf tournament to benefit IDF

    A great day of golfing fun and camaraderie for a great cause — with great prizes, giveaways and food — is what's planned for the annual Golish Financial Group Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, Nov. 17 at the Boca Lago Country Club (8665 Juego...
  • Special Report: How Syria policy stalled under the 'analyst in chief'

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - (In the Oct. 9 story, corrects size of Obama's National Security Council staff in paragraph 12 from 370 to 270, after the White House clarified imprecise numbers it had provided to Reuters. Based on new figures provided after...
  • Nuclear 'ghost' to leave James River Reserve Fleet

    Nuclear 'ghost' to leave James River Reserve Fleet
    NEWPORTNEWS — The James River Reserve Fleet will soon lose a unique vessel: A former World War II Liberty Ship that made the transition into the nuclear age. The USS Sturgis was essentially a nuclear barge, its WW II-era engines swapped out for...
  • Patrick says a hard but careful look at Pentagon spending could help close budget gap

    Defense spending -- and particularly the way the Pentagon buys things -- needs a sharp eye, says Suzanne Patrick, the Democrat who is challenging Rep. Scott Rigell, R-Virginia Beach, in November. But funding a powerful blue-water Navy is a priority,...