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  • 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...
  • 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.  “...
  • Pakistan: Short-range nukes needed to deter India

    Pakistan needs short-range "tactical" nuclear weapons to deter arch-rival India, a top adviser to its government said Monday, dismissing concerns it could increase the risk of a nuclear war. Khalid Kidwai also rejected concerns over the security of...
  • Obama meets with Afghan president Ghani, hints at pushback of U.S. withdrawal

    President Obama is expected to disclose Tuesday if he will withdraw most U.S. troops from Afghanistan on schedule this year, or keep 9,800 troops and thousands of contractors there through 2016, when the president insists America's longest war should...
  • GOP budgets don't agree on how to boost military, cut Medicare

    GOP budgets don't agree on how to boost military, cut Medicare
    Now that Republicans control Congress, they have largely agreed that they want to boost military spending at the expense of other domestic social programs. But they're at odds over how to do it. Senate Republicans made clear Wednesday, in releasing...
  • Smarter spending at the Pentagon would satisfy defense and deficit hawks

    Smarter spending at the Pentagon would satisfy defense and deficit hawks
    The Pentagon wants more money. But the politics of Pentagon spending have gotten so contorted that it's hard to know who the important players are, much less how much money the department is likely to get when this year's budget wrangling is finally over....
  • British minister: We won't be intimidated by threats to NATO

    Britain's defense secretary says NATO members Romania and Britain will not be intimidated by threats against members of the military alliance. Russia's ambassador to Denmark, Mikhail Vanin, said this weekend that Danish warships could become targets...
  • Ukrainian officer is rare foreign patient at Walter Reed

    Ukrainian officer is rare foreign patient at Walter Reed
    The Ukrainian colonel's journey to Maryland began on a hilltop a few miles from the Russian border, artillery shells crashing down all around him. Col. Ihor Hordiychuk was sent to hold the strategically important hill last August against Russian-backed...
  • US troops drive in eastern Europe to show defense readiness

    A U.S. army infantry convoy is driving through eastern Europe seeking to provide reassurance to a region concerned that the conflict between Russian-backed rebels and government forces in Ukraine threatens its security. The U.S. "Dragoon Ride" convoy...
  • March mayhem and morality: a deportation and a sainting?

    March mayhem and morality: a deportation and a sainting?
    This March has seen two related but very different events — one a court ruling supporting the deportation of a man found complicit in many murders; the other an announcement of a move to make an official saint of a murder victim. The victim is...
  • Judge orders US release of military detainee abuse photos

    The U.S. must release photographs showing abuse of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, a federal judge has ruled in a long-running clash over letting the world see potentially disturbing images of how the military treated prisoners. U.S. District Judge...