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  • Biden to speak at Naval Academy graduation next month

    Biden to speak at Naval Academy graduation next month
    Vice President Joe Biden will speak at the Naval Academy graduation on May 22, academy officials announced Tuesday. Biden is expected to shake 1,070 hands. Among the Class of 2015, about 800 midshipmen will be commissioned as ensigns in the Navy....
  • U.S. promises to beef up defense aid to Persian Gulf allies

    U.S. promises to beef up defense aid to Persian Gulf allies
    Obama administration officials are promising a major strengthening of U.S. defense commitments to Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf allies, possibly including a nuclear commitment to their security, in an intensifying effort to win their support for the...
  • Rand Paul's 2016 entry speech makes his presidential challenges clear

    Rand Paul's 2016 entry speech makes his presidential challenges clear
    Sen. Rand Paul’s jump into the 2016 presidential contest underscored the challenges ahead for the Kentucky Republican as he tries to move beyond his libertarian niche to find a foothold in the campaign for the White House. In the months-long...
  • US researchers: Hundreds of NKorea missiles threaten Asia

    Nuclear-armed North Korea already has hundreds of ballistic missiles that can target its neighbors in Northeast Asia but will need foreign technology to upgrade its arsenal and pose a more direct threat to the United States, U.S. researchers said Tuesday....
  • Will meeting of China, Japan and South Korea yield goodwill or more grumbling?

    Will meeting of China, Japan and South Korea yield goodwill or more grumbling?
    For the first time in nearly three years, the foreign ministers of China, South Korea and Japan will meet Saturday for trilateral talks that could pave the way for a new era of cooperation – or prolong festering animosities rooted in the World War...
  • Budget blueprints alarm joint chiefs but one offers lifeline

    Military leaders over the past week have sharpened warnings that force readiness is unraveling and it could plummet if Congress allows the next round of defense cuts mandated by the 2011 Budget Control Act (BCA), with its sequestration tool, to take...
  • House panel adopts budget; Senate panel approaches vote

    House panel adopts budget; Senate panel approaches vote
    Republicans in Congress advanced balanced-budget plans bristling with cuts in Medicaid and other benefit programs Thursday, determined to make a down payment on last fall's campaign promise to erase deficits by the end of the decade. Last-minute...
  • House congressional budget fails to address America's fiscal problems

    House congressional budget fails to address America's fiscal problems
    Here's the United States' fiscal predicament in a nutshell: Under current law, the publicly held debt of the federal government will increase by 4.5 percent of gross domestic product over the next decade, to a historically anomalous 78.7 percent of GDP....
  • Pentagon loses sight of $500 million in counterterrorism aid given to Yemen

    The Pentagon is unable to account for more than $500 million in U.S. military aid given to Yemen amid fears that the weaponry, aircraft and equipment is at risk of being seized by Iranian-backed rebels or al-Qaida, according to U.S. officials. With...
  • GOP weighs increase in war funds to skirt Pentagon limits

    GOP weighs increase in war funds to skirt Pentagon limits
    House Republicans are considering adding tens of billions of dollars to President Barack Obama's request for overseas military operations in an effort to get around tight limits on Pentagon spending. The move comes as Republicans are set to unveil their...
  • Pentagon continues push for base-closing authority

    Pentagon continues push for base-closing authority
    The Defense Department is open to changing how it handles another round of military base closings, hoping to break a stalemate on an issue in which Hampton Roads has a big stake. The changes would not alter the fundamental purpose of the Base...