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  • Huntington Ingalls division in Mississippi in competition for oiler ship

    Huntington Ingalls Industries, known for building prominent U.S. warships, is now angling to construct a new class of oiler, a Navy workhorse that supplies front-line ships at sea. A recent Congressional Research Service report outlines what lies...
  • New Pentagon head Ashton Carter sets priorities

    Ashton Carter was sworn in as the secretary of defense this week, taking the reins of Pentagon leadership from former Secretary Chuck Hagel. On Tuesday, he issued a message to the Department of Defense employees outlining his top priorities: protecting...
  • Defense secretary taps general from Chicago to be senior assistant

     Defense secretary taps general from Chicago to be senior assistant
    WASHINGTON — Army Maj. Gen. Ronald F. Lewis, who grew up in Chicago, has been chosen by new Defense Secretary Ash Carter to be his senior military assistant, a defense official said Tuesday. The only black general from Chicago in the active-duty...
  • Another reluctant warrior in the White House

    Another reluctant warrior in the White House
    President Barack Obama's latest war strategy makes one wonder: Is another Woodrow Wilson in the Oval Office debating with himself about how to meet the existential threat that faces him? In laying out his call to Congress for a new authorization for use...
  • In Ukraine, deadly shelling continues hours before cease-fire begins

    In Ukraine, deadly shelling continues hours before cease-fire begins
    Lethal shelling continued to rock towns in war-torn eastern Ukraine late Saturday, in the hours before a Sunday cease-fire began. Seven Ukrainian troops were killed and 23 wounded in attacks by pro-Russia separatists, according to Ukrainian National...
  • Senate confirms Ashton Carter as new secretary of Defense

    Senate confirms Ashton Carter as new secretary of Defense
    The Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to approve Ashton Carter, a former senior Pentagon official and Harvard professor, as President Obama’s fourth secretary of Defense. Carter, who will be sworn in next week, is a well-respected technocrat...
  • Leaders reach new Ukraine cease-fire accord, but doubt remains

    Leaders reach new Ukraine cease-fire accord, but doubt remains
    European leaders hoping to avert the infusion of U.S. weapons into the Ukraine conflict heralded a new cease-fire agreement Thursday after marathon negotiations with the Russian and Ukrainian presidents. But the peace plan’s success hinges on...
  • As military downsizes, debate sharpens over BRAC

    As military downsizes, debate sharpens over BRAC
    If the Pentagon wants to convene another round of military base closings, it must clear a congressional subcommittee chaired by Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Westmoreland. Wittman will be a tough sell. He says there is no appetite in Congress for another Base...
  • Strengthen our missile defense system

    North Korea is intent on rattling its sabers at any opportunity. After the U.S refused to give in to its ridiculous demands, North Korea appears to be expanding its nuclear program. This follows recent provocations from the North such as test-firing new...
  • Officials: U.S. Embassy in Yemen to suspend operations amid security concerns

    Officials: U.S. Embassy in Yemen to suspend operations amid security concerns
    The United States is closing its embassy in Yemen amid political deadlock and deteriorating security conditions after the takeover of the country by Shiite rebels, two U.S. officials said. The officials said diplomats were being evacuated from the...
  • Obama's 'lead from behind' security strategy will plague America for decades

    Obama's 'lead from behind' security strategy will plague America for decades
    Any administration's national security strategy written for public consumption inevitably involves platitudes, vacuous rhetoric and self-congratulation. But the strategy announced last week for President Obama's final two years in office sets new...