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  • Turkey agrees to let U.S. planes use its bases for attacks on Syria

    Turkey agrees to let U.S. planes use its bases for attacks on Syria
    Turkey has agreed to allow U.S. warplanes to use its air bases for missions in Syria, as well as provide rebels there with light arms and train them with infantry tactics for the ongoing battle against Islamic State militants, the Pentagon said Sunday....
  • Baghdad residents persevere as Islamic State advances

    Baghdad residents persevere as Islamic State advances
    The looming advance of Islamic State fighters west of Baghdad and the persistent drumbeat of suicide car bombings here have imparted a sense of menace and foreboding in the Iraqi capital. But the daily pulse of city life continues unabated along...
  • Ukraine president names national guard chief as defense minister

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday named the fourth defense minister to the head of the nation's beleaguered military in eight months and warned troops to expect to spend the winter on the front lines battling Russia-backed separatists. A...
  • Obama is right to beware the military-industrial complex [Letter]

    Obama is right to beware the military-industrial complex [Letter]
    Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has criticized President Barack Obama as a person who often "avoids the battle" and says Mr. Obama's efforts have been to "steer the country away from costly and ineffective wars." I say thank God for a return to...
  • Defense Secretary sees long-term fight against Islamic State

    Defense Secretary sees long-term fight against Islamic State
    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Saturday that the embattled Syrian city of Kobani was a very difficult problem but added that air strikes had made some progress in driving back Islamic State militants. Kurdish forces defending Kobani urged a...
  • U.S. calls on Turkey's military as Islamic State moves on border town

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel wants more participation from Turkey in the campaign against Islamic State militants, saying the country could help with a range of military issues that include allowing U.S. aircraft to use its bases and training and...
  • Patrick says a hard but careful look at Pentagon spending could help close budget gap

    Defense spending -- and particularly the way the Pentagon buys things -- needs a sharp eye, says Suzanne Patrick, the Democrat who is challenging Rep. Scott Rigell, R-Virginia Beach, in November. But funding a powerful blue-water Navy is a priority,...
  • Another cabinet veteran laments Obama's wartime leadership

    WASHINGTON -- Less than a month away from the midterm congressional elections that may determine Barack Obama's chances to rebuild public confidence in himself and his presidency, there seems to be little rallying around him, even within his own...
  • Obama still in office, but ex-aides' books and claws are already out

    Obama still in office, but ex-aides' books and claws are already out
     Former Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates was first to land a punch. Then former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton weighed in with a memoir that distanced herself from her president's foreign policy. And Tuesday, former CIA chief and Defense...
  • Report: Newport News Shipbuilding contracts helped Hampton Roads avoid a recession

    Report: Newport News Shipbuilding contracts helped Hampton Roads avoid a recession
    The aircraft carrier business has done more than boost the bottom line of Newport News Shipbuilding. It has almost certainly kept Hampton Roads out of a recession. That observation, backed by data that illustrates the shipyard's striking influence in...
  • U.N. reports hundreds more deaths during eastern Ukraine cease-fire

    At least 331 people have been killed in fighting in eastern Ukraine since a Sept. 5 cease-fire was supposed to quell the armed conflict, the United Nations said Wednesday. The U.N. human rights office said 3,660 deaths had been confirmed in the...