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  • Another reluctant warrior in the White House

    Another reluctant warrior in the White House
    President Barack Obama's latest war strategy makes one wonder: Is another Woodrow Wilson in the Oval Office debating with himself about how to meet the existential threat that faces him? In laying out his call to Congress for a new authorization for use...
  • In Ukraine, deadly shelling continues hours before cease-fire begins

    In Ukraine, deadly shelling continues hours before cease-fire begins
    Lethal shelling continued to rock towns in war-torn eastern Ukraine late Saturday, in the hours before a Sunday cease-fire began. Seven Ukrainian troops were killed and 23 wounded in attacks by pro-Russia separatists, according to Ukrainian National...
  • Defense contractors see opportunity in cybersecurity sector

    Defense contractors see opportunity in cybersecurity sector
    After a year that saw destructive cyberattacks on major U.S. companies, President Obama's call to stiffen America's digital defenses could help bolster the bottom lines of top defense and aerospace contractors facing cutbacks in Pentagon spending. In...
  • Officials: 3 U.S. contractors killed in Afghan shooting

    U.S. defense officials say three American contractors were shot to death by a gunman in the Afghan capital of Kabul. One official said the shooting happened Thursday at the North Kabul International Airport complex in the early evening hours....
  • Israel Dance Theater coming in March

    Israel Dance Theater coming in March
    The Israel Dance Theater of Ramat Gan (Tel Aviv), a seasoned group of young professionals who have performed all over the world, will be putting on local shows during a South Florida tour from March 1 through March 8. There will be shows in Boynton...
  • U.S., Russia should return to on-site inspections for treaty claims

    U.S., Russia should return to on-site inspections for treaty claims
    The ongoing diplomatic back-and-forth between the United States and Russia would have you believe that the future viability of the history-making Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty is nil. That would represent a major setback for arms control...
  • Potential cuts to hours, days, discounts at commissaries

    Potential cuts to hours, days, discounts at commissaries
    A proposal would cut the hours, days of operation, and deep discounts that commissaries provide to the men and women in the armed services and their families, the Navy Times reported. The draft budget for fiscal year 2016 deals with a Department of...
  • Abolish West Point--and the other service academies, too

    Abolish West Point--and the other service academies, too
    Most Americans are familiar with the prestige that surrounds the United States military service academies. Various names and phrases, spoken like solemn incantations, attest to their sacrosanct status: the Point, the Long Gray Line, Annapolis, cadets....
  • Japan says it's looking at all possible ways to free hostages

    Japan says it's looking at all possible ways to free hostages
    Japan said Thursday it was considering all possible ways to gain the release of two hostages held by the Islamic State group, as two people with contacts there offered to try to negotiate. The Islamic State group, in a video message seen Tuesday, said...
  • Senate confirms Ashton Carter as new secretary of Defense

    Senate confirms Ashton Carter as new secretary of Defense
    The Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to approve Ashton Carter, a former senior Pentagon official and Harvard professor, as President Obama’s fourth secretary of Defense. Carter, who will be sworn in next week, is a well-respected technocrat...
  • Leaders reach new Ukraine cease-fire accord, but doubt remains

    Leaders reach new Ukraine cease-fire accord, but doubt remains
    European leaders hoping to avert the infusion of U.S. weapons into the Ukraine conflict heralded a new cease-fire agreement Thursday after marathon negotiations with the Russian and Ukrainian presidents. But the peace plan’s success hinges on...