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  • Iran nuclear talks head into overtime

    Iran nuclear talks head into overtime
    With stubborn disputes unresolved, nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers went past a self-imposed deadline and into overtime as negotiators renewed efforts to hammer out the outline of an agreement. Enough progress had been made to warrant the...
  • GOP dilemma: Cut or borrow to boost defense spending?

    GOP dilemma: Cut or borrow to boost defense spending?
    Republican presidential hopefuls are at war with each other over the budget for war. In the U.S. Senate on Thursday, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio proposed billions of extra dollars for the Pentagon. So did Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, but, unlike Mr. Rubio, the...
  • Ousted Yemeni president backs Saudi airstrikes on Houthi militants

    Ousted Yemeni president backs Saudi airstrikes on Houthi militants
    As airstrikes and ground battles continued across Yemen on Saturday, defiant words were uttered by regional leaders at an Arab summit in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el Sheik. Ousted Yemeni President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi said Saudi Arabia-led...
  • Defense secretary taps general from Chicago to be senior assistant

     Defense secretary taps general from Chicago to be senior assistant
    WASHINGTON — Army Maj. Gen. Ronald F. Lewis, who grew up in Chicago, has been chosen by new Defense Secretary Ash Carter to be his senior military assistant, a defense official said Tuesday. The only black general from Chicago in the active-duty...
  • Aircraft carrier suppliers storm the Beltway

    Aircraft carrier suppliers storm the Beltway
    Harry Epstein has never commanded a Navy strike group, and Lisa Papini doesn't have a cushy Pentagon office. But without small businesses such as theirs, America's mighty aircraft carrier fleet would be dead in the water. Last week, they and dozens of...
  • McCain on Ford-class carriers: $12B 'simply too expensive'

    McCain on Ford-class carriers: $12B 'simply too expensive'
    Sen. John McCain took aim at the Ford-class aircraft carrier program Tuesday, telling Navy leaders that Congress should work to "reduce cost and increase competition" in the program. "Twelve billion dollars or more for one ship is simply too expensive,"...
  • House GOP approves budget to hike defense, slash safety-net programs

    House GOP approves budget to hike defense, slash safety-net programs
    House Republicans pushed past their internal divisions to approve a budget blueprint Wednesday, putting the new Congress on track to notch a significant achievement once Senate Republicans pass their version by the end of the week. The ambitious but...
  • Connecticut Military Members On Islamic State Hit List

    Connecticut Military Members On Islamic State Hit List
    State and local police have been notified that some military personnel in Connecticut have appeared on a list of service members targeted by the Islamic State terrorist group. A U.S. Air Force member with addresses in Berlin and Manchester is on the...
  • A make-or-break week awaits Republican leaders in Congress

    A make-or-break week awaits Republican leaders in Congress
    This week offers a make-or-break moment for Republican leaders on Capitol Hill. After stumbling several times since taking control of Congress earlier this year, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)...
  • Orland Park cops alerted after airman's name appears on ISIS-linked hit list

    Orland Park cops alerted after airman's name appears on ISIS-linked hit list
    The FBI has alerted Orland Park police after the name of a U.S. airman showed up on an online hit list from a group connected to the Islamic State. Police Chief Tim McCarthy confirmed Tuesday morning his department was contacted by the FBI.  “...
  • Islamic State 'hit list' on military prompts questions about security

     Islamic State 'hit list' on military prompts questions about security
    A "hit list" from a group claiming ties to Islamic militants mentions three Norfolk-based warships and reportedly identifies Hampton Roads sailors, prompting questions about how the military can protect service members in the social media age. Sen. Mark...