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  • Charlie Dent to chair veterans' spending panel

    Charlie Dent to chair veterans' spending panel
    Congressman Charlie Dent will chair a House spending panel focused on veterans affairs and military construction. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers, R-KY, on Thursday announced his panel's 12 "cardinals" — Capitol Hill shorthand...
  • Nation honors its veterans in traditional, non-traditional ways

    Nation honors its veterans in traditional, non-traditional ways
    The U.S. capital marked Veterans Day on Tuesday with ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery where Vice President Joe Biden said the 23 million U.S. veterans were the backbone of the nation. The commemoration at Arlington, where more than 40,000...
  • TSA expands PreCheck to Naval Academy mids, other military students

    TSA expands PreCheck to Naval Academy mids, other military students
    Midshipmen at the Naval Academy in Annapolis and other students at U.S. military institutions will now be able to pass through airports with a little less hassle. The Transportation Security Administration on Monday extended access to its PreCheck...
  • Women-only restaurant in Afghanistan gets assist from U.S. Sen. Bob Casey

    WASHINGTONĀ — Halfway around the world, in western Afghanistan, the sign for a recently opened eatery bears a familiar name below its Arabic script: "Scranton Restaurant," it reads in both languages. The northeastern Pennsylvania city's moniker...
  • Massachusetts school deploys 'shooter detection system'

    Massachusetts school deploys 'shooter detection system'
    A Massachusetts school will become the first in the United States to introduce a security system designed to alert authorities to the presence of a shooter in the building, officials said. The technology, already deployed by the U.S. military in war...
  • Pentagon No. 2 urges end to budget cut 'madness'

    Pentagon No. 2 urges end to budget cut 'madness'
    Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work appealed on Wednesday for lawmakers to "end this madness" of across-the-board Pentagon spending cuts, saying they threaten U.S. military readiness and technological dominance at a time of complex global challenges....
  • 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...
  • Aging nuclear arsenal grows ever more costly

    Aging nuclear arsenal grows ever more costly
    Pipes, tanks and other equipment rust in the humid Southern air. Leaky roofs leave puddles on factory floors. Abandoned buildings are scattered across an 800-acre site contaminated with hundreds of tons of mercury. If this were a factory making cars...
  • Iraqi leader fires 24 senior officials, finds 50,000 'ghost' troops

    Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi dismissed 24 senior Interior Ministry officials Monday in an effort to "reform and rebuild" security institutions in the embattled country, the government leader announced via Twitter. The dismissals, which Abadi...
  • 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...
  • 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...