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  • Eight Colombian police, military killed in guerrilla attacks

    Colombia's Marxist-led FARC guerrillas killed five soldiers in an ambush on Friday just hours before the rebels were to begin an indefinite ceasefire, the army said. Three police officers were also killed in an attack by the Southern American country's...
  • At Fort Eustis, Sen. Kaine sees private sector potential

    At Fort Eustis, Sen. Kaine sees private sector potential
    Sen. Tim Kaine stepped inside a training simulator at Fort Eustis on Thursday and deftly piloted a small Army craft through the water. This kind of realistic training — complete with three-dimensional images and weather that gets nasty at the...
  • Colombia rejects FARC's verification demand for ceasefire

    Colombia on Thursday welcomed an offer by Marxist rebels for a ceasefire but rejected their demand for independent monitoring, putting the plan to stop hostilities on uncertain ground hours before it was to start. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of...
  • Pakistan's gallows await 3,000 convicted terrorists; first will hang 'within days'

    ISLAMABAD Pakistan's government fast-tracked warrants of execution for convicted terrorists Thursday, moving swiftly on its promise to crack down on militants after a Taliban massacre of 132 schoolchildren Tuesday in the northern city of Peshawar....
  • USS Norfolk decommissioned

    USS Norfolk decommissioned
    Norfolk's namesake submarine was inactivated last week during a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk. The Los Angeles-class attack sub was commissioned in 1983 and built at Newport News Shipbuilding. It will remain in Norfolk until January to begin the...
  • Pakistani pupils recall narrow escapes, carnage in Taliban slaughter

    Pakistani pupils recall narrow escapes, carnage in Taliban slaughter
    It began like any other morning in Pakistan's Army Public School in the northwestern city of Peshawar. Students pored over their books. Teachers ruffled through their notes and gave lectures. In an instant, the peace was shattered - gunfire, smoke and...
  • Key to defeating ISIS is ideas, not arms

    There is a military term of art that has deep significance in our fight against ISIS. It captures the idea that there is an identifiable source of enemy power that, if successfully attacked, will lead to our enemy's strategic defeat. That enemy strength...
  • Islamists rout Syrian government troops, reflecting the war's complexities

    ISTANBUL The Assad regime sustained a major setback in northern Syria this week with the loss of two major military bases, and the big winner in the battle was al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate, the Nusra Front, which led the assault and captured what's thought...
  • Westchester Cemetery participates in Wreaths Across America

    Westchester Cemetery participates in Wreaths Across America
    Sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 30s on Dec. 13 greeted about two dozen people who attended the fourth annual ceremony at the Westchester Center Cemetery in Colchester honoring veterans as part of the national Wreaths Across America Day. In...
  • Vladimir Putin says Crimea is part of Russia historically and forever

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday defended Moscow’s annexation of Crimea this year and implied that the “strategically important” peninsula will remain part of Russia “from now on and forever.” In his annual...
  • For the military, Army-Navy game is a big chance to sell itself

    For the military, Army-Navy game is a big chance to sell itself
    At lunchtime Friday the Inner Harbor buzzed with martial activity — all of it carefully calibrated not just to whip up excitement for the Army-Navy game Saturday, but also to sell any youngsters nearby on the idea of a career in the military....