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  • Without funding boost, Navy shipbuilding plan runs aground

    Without funding boost, Navy shipbuilding plan runs aground
    On the surface, the Navy's new 30-year shipbuilding plan looks like smooth sailing for Huntington Ingalls Industries and other shipyards that contribute to the U.S. fleet. In a perfect world, the Navy would purchase a Ford-class aircraft carrier every...
  • U.S. weighs greater role for Iraqis in joint military operations

    U.S. weighs greater role for Iraqis in joint military operations
    The Obama administration is considering training Iraqis to handle ground control for airstrikes, a move that would significantly expand their role in the fight against the militant group Islamic State, a senior administration official said Thursday. The...
  • Saudi Arabia signals a more muscular foreign policy less reliant on U.S.

    Saudi Arabia signals a more muscular foreign policy less reliant on U.S.
    Just weeks into the reign of Saudi Arabia's new ruler, King Salman, wars were raging across two of the kingdom's borders. To the north, Sunni Muslim extremists were threatening the stability of Iraq, which sought help from another of its neighbors,...
  • Iraqi officials say 'king of clubs' Saddam Hussein deputy al-Douri killed

    He was the last member of Saddam Hussein's inner circle still on the run, depicted with his distinctive red moustache as the "king of clubs" on the U.S. military's deck of cards of most-wanted Iraqi regime fugitives. Now, officials say they believe...
  • Thousands of families flee as Islamic State advances on Iraq's Ramadi

    Thousands of families flee as Islamic State advances on Iraq's Ramadi
    More than 2,000 families have fled the Iraqi city of Ramadi with little more than the clothes on their backs, officials said Thursday, as the Islamic State group closed in on the capital of western Anbar province, clashing with Iraqi troops and turning it...
  • Iraqi forces, Islamic State fighters duel for control of Ramadi

    Iraqi forces, Islamic State fighters duel for control of Ramadi
    Iraqi forces battled Islamic State fighters for control of Ramadi on Thursday, officials said, attempting to thwart the militant group’s latest bid to overrun government-held areas of Anbar province. Ramadi, the capital of Sunni Muslim-dominated...
  • Huntington Ingalls exec gets Navy League award

    Huntington Ingalls exec gets Navy League award
    A Norfolk-based frigate seized nearly $34 million in drugs and detained eight people in a joint anti-smuggling operation with the U.S. Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy, the U.S. Navy said this week. The USS Kauffman deployed from Norfolk in January...
  • Navy officer admits taking bribes; eighth defendant to plead guilty

    Navy officer admits taking bribes; eighth defendant to plead guilty
    A Navy officer Wednesday admitted taking bribes to leak classified information -- the eighth defendant to plead guilty in a scandal involving ships in the Asia-Pacific region. Lt. Cmdr. Todd Dale Malaki admitted that he was given cash, hotel...
  • Colombian truce at risk as clash leaves 11 soldiers dead

    A Colombian corporal and 10 other soldiers were killed in a confrontation with leftist guerrillas in southwest Cauca province, the nation's defense ministry confirmed Wednesday. It was the most serious breach yet of a cease-fire declared by the insurgents...
  • Saudi Arabia's ambassador rejects Iran's call for cease-fire in Yemen

    Saudi Arabia's ambassador rejects Iran's call for cease-fire in Yemen
    Saudi Arabia’s envoy in Washington rejected Iranian calls for a cease-fire in Yemen, saying Tehran should have no role in political┬ánegotiations in the war-torn country. Saudi-led airstrikes will continue in Yemen until rebel Houthi militants...
  • Obama pledges more humanitarian aid to visiting Iraqi premier

    President Obama announced $200 million in additional humanitarian aid to Iraq on Tuesday but was noncommittal on the request from visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi for more sophisticated weapons to fight Islamic State militants. Obama said...