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  • 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...
  • Shiite rebels call for Yemen offensive; U.S. troops evacuate

    Shiite rebels call for Yemen offensive; U.S. troops evacuate
    Yemen's Shiite rebels issued a call to arms Saturday to battle forces loyal to the country's embattled president, as U.S. troops were evacuating a southern air base crucial to America's drone strike program after al-Qaida militants seized a nearby city....
  • Afghan president to embark on landmark Washington visit

    As the Afghan president heads to the United States on his first trip to Washington as head of state, the landmark visit offers a chance for both sides to start afresh and wipe the slate clean on the legacy of troubled U.S-Afghan relations. Ashraf Ghani...
  • Shiite rebels call for Yemen offensive; US troops evacuate

    Yemen's Shiite rebels issued a call to arms Saturday to battle forces loyal to the country's embattled president, as U.S. troops were evacuating a southern air base crucial to America's drone strike program after al-Qaida militants seized a nearby city....
  • James Lawrence LongAugust 24, 1923 - February 21, 2015

    James Lawrence Long<br/>August 24, 1923 - February 21, 2015
    Our beloved hero, husband, father and friend, James Lawrence Long, age 91, passed away on February 21, 2015 at John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek, CA.  He was born on August 24, 1923 in Oak Park, Illinois to James and Isabelle Long. In 1938, he...
  • Remaining US personnel leave Yemen amid rebel call to arms

    The U.S. has removed its remaining personnel from Yemen as Shiite rebels controlling the Arab nation's capital call for others to join its battle against government forces. In a statement issued Saturday night, the State Department gives no details about...
  • Obama may slow withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan

    Obama may slow withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan
    President Barack Obama is expected to announce plans next week to slow down the pace of troop withdrawals between now and the end of 2016 to maintain security in Afghanistan. But the White House on Friday night tamped down expectations raised earlier by...
  • US air defense troops train fast deployment in Poland

    U.S. air defense troops are training rapid deployment of Patriot missile launchers in Poland amid concerns that the conflict between Russia-backed rebels and government forces in Ukraine is threatening the security in the region. On Saturday, at a test...
  • Operation to retake Tikrit from Islamic State stalled by heavy casualties, discord

    ISTANBUL The much ballyhooed Iraqi government operation to capture the central city of Tikrit from the Islamic State has stalled three weeks after it began, amid widespread reports that Shiite Muslim militias and the government are badly divided over...
  • Navy wants Virginia class submarines to pack more punch

    Navy wants Virginia class submarines to pack more punch
    The Navy wants to add more firepower to its Virginia class submarines, which represent an important chunk of business for Newport News Shipbuilding. Some lawmakers like the idea a lot, and the Navy is now studying whether to accelerate the timetable....
  • Indian police say shootout at Kashmir police station kills 6

    Suspected rebels wearing army uniforms stormed an Indian police station in Kashmir, killing a policeman and sparking a four-hour gun battle Friday that left two paramilitary soldiers, two militants and a civilian dead, police said. At least seven...