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  • Pentagon says U.S. airstrikes won't break Islamic State's ability to wage war

    WASHINGTON The United States' senior military officer in charge of operations said Monday that U.S. airstrikes in Iraq have not affected the overall military effectiveness of the Islamic State and aren't likely to, as long as protecting American lives and...
  • Bergdahl swap illegal, top congressional lawyer says

    WASHINGTON Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel acted illegally in May when he authorized the release of five Taliban detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl because he'd failed to provide lawmakers adequate notice of the exchange, the main investigative arm of...
  • Israel says missing soldier was killed in Gaza, not captured

    Israel says missing soldier was killed in Gaza, not captured
    Israel's military concluded early Sunday that a soldier thought to have been captured by Palestinian militants was actually killed in combat in the Gaza Strip. The news came after a day in which Israeli forces raked the southern tip of Gaza with...
  • Chinese national charged with hacking U.S. defense contractors

    A Chinese businessman has been indicted in California on charges he hacked the computer systems of Boeing Co and other U.S. defense contractors and stole confidential plans for military aircraft, federal prosecutors said on Friday. According to the...
  • Thai junta boosts spending on defense, education in draft budget

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha, stressing that the military had a "limited time" in power before a return to civilian rule, submitted a draft fiscal 2015 budget on Monday, with defense and education receiving hefty...
  • Senior Merkel ally calls for common European arms export rules

    BERLIN (Reuters) - One of Chancellor Angela Merkel's main allies in parliament has called for Europe to adopt common arms export regulations, saying there would be an increasing number of European defense companies in future. Volker Kauder, the floor...
  • Ukraine says it destroyed much of Russian military convoy that crossed border

    MOSCOW Ukrainian forces partly destroyed a Russian military column inside Ukraine, President Petro Poroshenko said Friday, but Russia insisted that no military vehicles had entered the neighboring country. "The majority of the vehicles were destroyed...
  • Obama to travel to Estonia to meet with Baltic leaders on Ukraine

    President Barack Obama will travel to Estonia early next month to reaffirm the United States' commitment to defend NATO allies in a Baltic region nervous about Russia's activities in Ukraine. "In light of recent developments in Ukraine, the United States...
  • 'The Invisible Soldiers' warns of private security forces' rise

    'The Invisible Soldiers' warns of private security forces' rise
    Near the end of "The Invisible Soldiers: How America Outsourced Our Security," author Ann Hagedorn recommends that President Dwight D. Eisenhower's famous warning in 1961 about the rise of the "military-industrial complex" should be updated. In the 21st...
  • Greene laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery

    Greene laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery
    Hundreds of mourners bid farewell Thursday to Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, the highest-ranking Army officer killed in combat since the Vietnam War. General Greene, a former leader at Aberdeen Proving Ground who was shot to death last week in Afghanistan,...
  • How Hillary Clinton will fail liberals

     How Hillary Clinton will fail liberals
    Hillary Clinton has obvious attractions for liberals. She offers a solid chance of extending Democratic occupancy of the White House for four or eight years. She would realize the dream of a female president. She would appoint justices to stop the...