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  • Canada and Kurds disagree over soldier's death in Iraq

    Canadian and Kurdish officials on Sunday offered conflicting accounts of the death of a Canadian soldier in a friendly-fire incident in Iraq, with the Kurds saying he was on the front lines directing airstrikes and the Canadians saying he was not there to...
  • Marginal leadership leads to 'marginal' military

    The Constitution focuses primarily on limiting the power of the federal government. The founders knew that most things can be done more effectively and efficiently at the state level, or simply by the people themselves. But one of the few powers they...
  • Security boosted, Egypt resort polished for investor meeting

    Police, soldiers and masked special forces wielding new assault rifles man checkpoints along the main roads of Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, which has been freshly polished for an international conference opening Friday seeking billions of...
  • Poland seeks Tomahawk missiles from US, others

    Poland is seeking to obtain Tomahawk cruise missiles from the United States or another country, Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak said Thursday. The government considers Poland's security challenged by the armed conflict in neighboring Ukraine, which...
  • Latest on military helicopter crash: More fog hampers search

    5:10 P.M A spokesman at a Florida Air Force base near where a helicopter crashed says crews are still in search-and-rescue mode even though a Pentagon official has said the 11 military members aboard are presumed dead. Eglin Air Force Base spokesman...
  • Is this a new Cold War or far worse?

    On March 4, 11 members of the U.S. House and Senate sent a letter to President Barack Obama calling on him to send "lethal, defensive weapons systems" to the Ukrainian military. The letter, signed by Speaker John Boehner along with seven other ranking...
  • Sept. 11 defense lawyers ask Army judge to disqualify Guantanamo court overseer

    MIAMI Defense lawyers in the Sept. 11 death penalty case are asking their military judge to disqualify a senior Pentagon official and his staff from the case over a since-abandoned effort to make the judges live permanently at Guantanamo. The judge in...
  • Q&A: US troop positions in Iraq keep them off front lines

    The death last week of a Canadian soldier, reportedly killed by friendly fire from Kurdish troops near the northern village of Bashiq, has put the spotlight once again on the dangers that U.S. troops could face in Iraq. President Barack Obama has vowed...
  • Obama calls for thorough probe into military copter crash

    President Barack Obama says he's confident there will be a detailed and thorough investigation into an Army helicopter crash off the coast of Florida. Obama spoke by phone Wednesday with Maj. Gen. Joseph Osterman, who heads the Marine Corps special...
  • Official: 11 service members missing in crash presumed dead

    Official: 11 service members missing in crash presumed dead
    Seven Marines and four soldiers aboard an Army helicopter that crashed over waters off Florida during a routine night training mission were presumed dead Wednesday, and crews found human remains despite heavy fog hampering search efforts, military...
  • News Guide: 11 servicemen presumed dead in helicopter crash

    Seven Marines and four soldiers were presumed dead Wednesday after an Army Blackhawk helicopter crashed over the water during a night training exercise at Eglin Air Force Base in the Florida Panhandle. Here's an overview of what happened. ____ WHO WAS...