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  • Turkey prepares for action as Islamic State advances on Syrian border town

    Turkey prepares for action as Islamic State advances on Syrian border town
    Turkey's parliament authorized the government on Thursday to order military action against Islamic State as the insurgents tightened their grip on a Syrian border town, sending thousands more Kurdish refugees into Turkey. The vote gives the government...
  • Pentagon orders changes for deficient military healthcare facilities

    Pentagon orders changes for deficient military healthcare facilities
    After a review of all military healthcare facilities, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered the military Wednesday to improve treatment at its hospitals and clinics, instructing the armed services to compose a plan on how it can be accomplished. The...
  • Hagel orders steps to improve U.S. military healthcare system

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel took steps on Wednesday to improve the U.S. military healthcare system after a review concluded that some patients had to wait too long to see a doctor and others received care that was below standard....
  • Ukraine cease-fire unraveling; 11 killed at schoolyard and bus stop

    At least 11 adults were killed in Ukraine on Wednesday when artillery shells struck a schoolyard and bus stop in suburban Donetsk on the belated first day of school for the city at the center of a pro-Russia rebellion against rule from Kiev, Russian and...
  • German defense crisis puts potential Merkel successor in hot seat

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Ursula von der Leyen, whose ambitions of succeeding Angela Merkel are too transparent for German taste, is finding out the hard way why her job as defense minister is considered the most dangerous in the cabinet, nicknamed the...
  • Putin rules out Internet curbs despite cyber attacks

    Putin rules out Internet curbs despite cyber attacks
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he would not restrict Internet access for Russians but Moscow must protect state domains against a surge of cyber attacks since the Ukraine crisis began. His remarks were intended to douse...
  • Ingalls begins cutting steel for destroyer

    Huntington Ingalls Industries' (NYSE:HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division today marked the start of fabrication for the future Aegis-guided missile destroyer Paul Ignatius (DDG 117). Paul Ignatius, the ship's namesake, and his wife, Nancy Ignatius, the...
  • Pentagon upbeat on U.S.-India bid to deepen defense ties

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top Pentagon official said on Tuesday he had "high expectations" for a joint U.S.-Indian effort to deepen defense ties, but it could take a while to reach agreement on specific weapons to develop or produce together. "Prime...
  • House ethics probe into retiring Wisconsin congressman will continue

    WASHINGTON The House Ethics Committee announced Tuesday that its inquiry into GOP U.S. Rep. Tom Petri, R-Wis., would continue, leaving the case dangling with just three months to go before the veteran lawmaker's retirement after 35 years in office. The...
  • NATO: Ukraine ceasefire is 'in name only'

    NATO: Ukraine ceasefire is 'in name only'
    Fighting in Ukraine is continuing and the truce there is a ceasefire "in name only," NATO's top military commander said on Saturday. "The situation in Ukraine is not good right now," U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove told reporters in Vilnius....
  • Obama faces hurdles at U.N. Security Council meeting

    When he heads to the United Nations this week, President Obama will try to rally the world around military operations against Sunni extremists in Iraq, without invoking his predecessor's similar effort, which failed before the global body 11 years ago....