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  • Mexico vigilantes register weapons, are to disband

    Mexico vigilantes register weapons, are to disband
    The scent of limes in the air, Papa Pitufo shouted orders to his men and consulted by cellphone with his far-flung forces. The gray-bearded farmer has emerged as the senior leader of the vigilante movement that has taken over a large swath of wealthy...
  • Instead of mothballing Navy ships, give them to our allies

    Instead of mothballing Navy ships, give them to our allies
    A bitter debate has raged in the Pentagon for several months about the wisdom of taking the nuclear aircraft carrier George Washington out of service to save money. The Washington, at 24 years old a relatively young vessel, is due for a costly refit, a...
  • Coming soon, a spring thaw with Cuba?

    "Ay Obama/Ay Obama go a little crazy come to Havana." Grupo Interactivo (Cuban pop band) It's often assumed, or even taken for granted, that U.S. policy on Cuba is not dictated in Washington but in Miami by Cuban exiles who would rather die than...
  • Rachel Marsden: U.S., China go private with the Cold War

    PARIS -- The U.S. Justice Department filed charges this week against five Chinese military officers, accusing them of hacking American companies to steal secrets, including the nuclear energy company Westinghouse. In March, reports surfaced that the...
  • Benghazi could have been prevented [Letter]

    Benghazi could have been prevented [Letter]
    As the details of the Benghazi catastrophe continue to unravel, the whole episode is so depressing because, in retrospect, the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and his three cohorts could have been avoided ("The latest Benghazi attack," May 5). It had...
  • Oddball bills stand out in Congress

    Thousands of bills are introduced in a congressional session, but only a fraction become law. Even without that success, they call attention to their causes — or their sponsors. Here are a few of the eclectic measures awaiting action in Congress....
  • Burnout and sound decision making, especially in Washington, don't mix

    This month delivered a tale of two investigations. The first was the party-line vote in the House to launch yet another investigation into 2012's deadly attacks in Benghazi. The second was the conclusion of a very different kind of investigation with...
  • Pro-Russia militants wage deadly offensive as Ukraine election nears

    Pro-Russia separatists vowing to disrupt Sunday's presidential election in Ukraine launched a fresh attack Thursday against the Kiev government's beleaguered forces, killing at least 13 soldiers but failing to take control of more territory in the eastern...
  • Plan For Presidential Helicopters Hopes To Escape Past Procurement Problems

    Plan For Presidential Helicopters Hopes To Escape Past Procurement Problems
    WASHINGTON — The last time the Pentagon tried to upgrade the president's coolest ride — the fleet of helicopters that drop him at his doorstep on the South Lawn of the White House — it didn't go well. Costs doubled. Delays sparked...
  • Philippines agrees to large-scale return of U.S. military forces

    The U.S. and Philippine governments have worked out a new defense cooperation agreement that opens the way for the first large-scale return of American military forces to the island nation since their eviction at the end of the Cold War, according to...
  • Working to help veterans start businesses

    Working to help veterans start businesses
    Military veterans have a knack for building successful businesses, professionals say, but they have more trouble than non-veterans attracting investors. That's a challenge now being tackled by a crop of Maryland-based initiatives aimed at helping...