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  • Support our troops? Dealing with PTSD requires commitment

     Support our troops? Dealing with PTSD requires commitment
    Suicides by active-duty troops and veterans are at levels that would have been unthinkable a generation ago. Each day, on average, a current service member dies by suicide, and each hour a veteran does the same. In response, President Obama signed the...
  • Obama pledges more humanitarian aid to visiting Iraqi premier

    President Obama announced $200 million in additional humanitarian aid to Iraq on Tuesday but was noncommittal on the request from visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi for more sophisticated weapons to fight Islamic State militants. Obama said...
  • Fighting in eastern Ukraine flares after winter lull

    Fighting in eastern Ukraine flares after winter lull
    Intense fighting flared in eastern Ukraine over the last three days, shattering a cease-fire that held for two months while winter snow dampened the year-old conflict and the early spring thaw mired the would-be combatants in vast expanses of mud. At...
  • Only Newport News Shipbuilding makes aircraft carriers, so how can the Navy increase competition?

     Only Newport News Shipbuilding makes aircraft carriers, so how can the Navy increase competition?
    As the Navy's top uniformed officer, Adm. Jonathan Greenert said he regularly checks on the Ford-class aircraft carrier program underway at Newport News Shipbuilding. Among his many questions, one is always the same: What will it take to reduce cost?...
  • Russia lifts ban on delivery of S-300 missiles to Iran

    Russia lifts ban on delivery of S-300 missiles to Iran
    President Vladimir Putin on Monday opened the way for Russia's delivery of a sophisticated air defense missile system to Iran, a move that would significantly bolster the Islamic republic's military capability. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry...
  • Sea-Air-Space Exposition displays latest maritime technology

    The 50th annual Sea-Air-Space Exposition kicks off Monday outside of Washington, D.C., attracting major defense contractors, Pentagon officials, analysts and lawmakers in what is billed as the largest maritime exhibition in the U.S. Huntington Ingalls...
  • Carrier overhauls in Newport News would be secured by House panel proposal

    Carrier overhauls in Newport News would be secured by House panel proposal
    Last year, the Hampton Roads economy experienced a giant hiccup when the Navy considered retiring the aircraft carrier USS George Washington instead of performing a mid-life overhaul. A mid-life carrier overhaul is big business for Virginia's largest...
  • House defense bill _ at odds with Obama, Iraq, sage grouse

    A nearly $612 billion defense policy bill headed to the House floor is at odds with the White House, a Shiite cleric in Iraq, anyone who wants to bar lethal aid to Ukrainian forces fighting Russian-backed rebels — and a bird known for its strutting....
  • Ex-commander: Nukes on high alert are vulnerable to error

    A former commander of U.S. nuclear forces is leading a call for taking U.S. and Russian nuclear missiles off high alert, arguing that keeping them less ready for prompt launch would reduce the risk of miscalculation in a crisis. It also could keep a...
  • Former US commander: Take nuclear missiles off high alert

    Taking U.S. and Russian missiles off high alert could keep a possible cyberattack from starting a nuclear war, a former commander of U.S. nuclear forces says, but neither country appears willing to increase the lead-time to prepare the weapons for launch....
  • Iraqi Shiite cleric threatens US over budget provision

    An influential Shiite cleric threatened Wednesday to attack U.S. interests in Iraq and abroad over a congressional provision to send arms directly to Sunni and Kurdish fighters. The proposed measure in the House Republicans' defense authorization bill...