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  • Parties put governing behind winning political support

    Parties put governing behind winning political support
    We Americans are increasingly given to political escapism. Regardless of our place on the political spectrum — Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative — we prefer self-serving fictions to messy realities. We avoid unpopular choices...
  • There's no such thing as a safe nuclear weapon

    To the editor: The vows by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to make changes so that U.S. nuclear weapons are "safe and secure" are certainly of great importance. ("Major overhaul of nuclear force planned to improve security and morale," Nov. 14) The...
  • Hagel says U.S. military accelerating mission to train Iraqi troops

    Hagel says U.S. military accelerating mission to train Iraqi troops
    FORT IRWIN Calif. - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Sunday the Pentagon will accelerate its mission to train Iraqi forces to combat Islamic State militants, using troops already in Iraq to start the effort while funding is sought for a...
  • Putin vows to protect Ukraine separatists from defeat

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has vowed to prevent the defeat of allied separatists in eastern Ukraine while clinging to his insistence that Russia hasn't been involved in the deadly, 7-month-old conflict. In an interview with Germany's ARD...
  • The U.S. must strengthen its ballistic missile defenses against Iran

    Columnist Cal Thomas is right when he says that "burnishing a president's legacy is not a sufficient reason to trade away American and Israeli security" ("U.S. negotiations with Iran are a dangerous farce," Nov. 8). A "deal" with Iran that doesn't fully...
  • Ukraine, separatists revving for resumption of full-fledged war

    Ukraine, separatists revving for resumption of full-fledged war
    Russian and Ukrainian officials traded accusations Thursday about gearing up for a resumption of full-fledged war in eastern Ukraine as European monitors reported a steady rise in what appeared to be uniformed fighters crossing in from Russia. Russian...
  • Langley AFB to monitor troops returning from Ebola duty

    Langley AFB to monitor troops returning from Ebola duty
    HAMPTON — Langley Air Force Base is among five U.S. bases selected by the Defense Department to monitor troops returning home after the military’s Ebola mission in western Africa. The base has already erected a “mini-city,”...
  • A foreign affairs to-do list for the GOP

    The “red wave” of the midterms means Republicans will have considerably greater leverage dealing with Barack Obama's waning presidency. In national security matters, however, unlike domestic affairs, Congress confronts important...
  • Significant changes needed, reviews of U.S. nuclear forces show

    Significant changes needed, reviews of U.S. nuclear forces show
    Reviews of the United States' nuclear arsenal show significant changes are needed to ensure the security and effectiveness of the force, a Defense Department report said on Friday. The reviews, which Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel ordered after a...
  • Russia resuming Cold War-era bomber flights close to U.S. shores

    In response to NATO's "anti-Russia inclinations," the Kremlin will resume its Cold War-era practice of sending long-range bombers to patrol the western Atlantic and eastern Pacific, Russia's defense minister announced Wednesday. The flights, which...
  • Columns of Russian armor and troops entering Ukraine, NATO says

    Columns of Russian armor and troops entering Ukraine, NATO says
    Moscow’s tension with the West sharpened Wednesday with NATO's top commander saying the alliance has seen Russian armored columns entering eastern Ukraine in recent days and Russia’s defense minister announcing resumption of Cold War-era...