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  • Defense chief nominee says he's inclined to advocate sending arms to Ukraine.

    President Barack Obama's pick to run the Pentagon said Wednesday he's inclined to back increased U.S. assistance to Ukraine, including lethal arms, to fight anti-government rebels backed by neighboring Russia. The White House is reconsidering its...
  • NATO defense ministers to meet on Russia: US may be sending officers to eastern Europe

    With NATO officials calling Russia more unpredictable now than during the Cold War, alliance defense ministers on Thursday are expected to approve further measures to enhance the organization's ability to deter or respond to military threats from Moscow....
  • NATO ministers to fine-tune readiness on Russian, Middle East threats

    NATO defense ministers gather Thursday in Brussels to decide key elements of their "Readiness Action Program" aimed at strengthening the alliance's ability to respond to security challenges emanating from Russia, North Africa and the Middle East. The...
  • How Obama wants to spend Americans' money next year: an agency-by-agency look

    Sure, $4 trillion sounds like a lot. But it goes fast when your budget stretches from aging highways to medical care to space travel and more. Here's an agency-by-agency look at how President Barack Obama would spend Americans' money in the 2016...
  • Budget would cut operating hours for military commissaries

    Budget would cut operating hours for military commissaries
    For the second year in a row, the Pentagon is proposing to cut funding for commissaries, a popular shopping option for the military community. The proposed changes would mean fewer operating days and hours, but most stores should stay open five or...
  • Reader feedback Feb. 4: Phoebus principal, proposed defense budget

    Phoebus principal to take Bethel coaching position In a move rarely if ever seen in Peninsula District football, William Beverley will leave his job as principal at Phoebus and take the head coaching job at Bethel, Hampton City Schools announced Monday....
  • Help hold the fort

    These are uncertain times at Fort Eustis in Newport News. An Army planning document released last year calls for deep cuts in personnel should federal austerity measures return to the Defense Department budget. The base could lose thousands of jobs,...
  • Afghan president reveals Cabinet nominations, ending long delay

    Afghan president reveals Cabinet nominations, ending long delay
    After more than 100 days in office, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s administration on Monday unveiled its long awaited list of Cabinet nominations. The 25 names include new leaders for the four most influential ministries -- defense, the interior,...
  • Doctor lawmaker ready to triage compensation reforms

    As an Army Reserve physician triaging the care of arriving wounded at the combat support hospital on Al Asad Airbase, Iraq, for half of 2008, Joe Heck said he saw "exactly how well joint operations can work." Where the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force was...
  • Lockheed helps military vets stay on a mission

    Lockheed helps military vets stay on a mission
    Mike Stickney says his 27 years in the Air Force filled him with a sense of mission. So when he left the military in 2012, he sought a way to continue that purpose. He says he found that at the defense giant Lockheed Martin, which has a heavy presence in...
  • Obama will nominate Ashton Carter as Defense secretary, officials say

    Obama will nominate Ashton Carter as Defense secretary, officials say
    President Obama is expected to nominate Ashton Carter, a physicist with extensive experience in the Pentagon’s leadership, as secretary of Defense to replace Chuck Hagel, according to administration officials. If confirmed by the Senate, Carter...