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  • Reel Critics: 'Expendables 3' is more expendable as it shows its age

    "Expendables 3" is the latest installment in this geriatric franchise that will not die. The producers round up old geezer action heroes who still have sufficiently bulging biceps to play their roles. They include a snarling Sylvester Stallone, low-...
  • Chinese military's ability to wage war eroded by graft, its generals warn

    BEIJING (Reuters) - As tensions spike between China and other countries in Asia's disputed waters, serving and retired Chinese military officers as well as state media are questioning whether China's armed forces are too corrupt to fight and win a war. A...
  • 'The Invisible Soldiers' warns of private security forces' rise

    'The Invisible Soldiers' warns of private security forces' rise
    Near the end of "The Invisible Soldiers: How America Outsourced Our Security," author Ann Hagedorn recommends that President Dwight D. Eisenhower's famous warning in 1961 about the rise of the "military-industrial complex" should be updated. In the 21st...
  • Russian aid convoy for Ukraine takes turn for the confrontational

    Russian aid convoy for Ukraine takes turn for the confrontational
    A Russian convoy carrying aid for civilians trapped in separatist-controlled Luhansk in eastern Ukraine diverted from its agreed route to the Ukrainian border Thursday, drawing warnings from Kiev that it will be blocked "with all the forces available"...
  • Eroni Kumana dies at 93; helped rescue JFK and his PT-109 crew

    Eroni Kumana dies at 93; helped rescue JFK and his PT-109 crew
    On a moonless night in the summer of 1943, a Japanese destroyer tore through a U.S. Navy patrol-torpedo boat guarding the waters around the Solomon Islands. The boat was PT-109, skippered by a young lieutenant from Massachusetts named John F. Kennedy....
  • Two more top separatist leaders abandon eastern Ukraine battle

    Two more top leaders from the armed insurrection in eastern Ukraine resigned Thursday as government forces closed in on the last two strongholds of the 4-month-old uprising. Igor Girkin, who reportedly bragged of shooting down a Ukrainian jet on the day...
  • Greene laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery

    Greene laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery
    Hundreds of mourners bid farewell Thursday to Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, the highest-ranking Army officer killed in combat since the Vietnam War. General Greene, a former leader at Aberdeen Proving Ground who was shot to death last week in Afghanistan,...
  • Time to rein in the Pentagon's mysterious slush fund

     Time to rein in the Pentagon's mysterious slush fund
    As if monitoring the Pentagon's enormous budget were not difficult enough, every year Congress also has to deal with a separate war budget. Known in Washington-ese as the Overseas Contingency Operations, or OCO, account, it is submitted separately. It was...
  • U.S. says rescue mission for Iraq's Yazidis less likely after visit

    U.S. says rescue mission for Iraq's Yazidis less likely after visit
    A U.S. mission to evacuate Iraqi civilians trapped on a mountain by Sunni militant fighters is far less likely after a U.S. assessment team sent there on Wednesday found the humanitarian situation not as grave as expected, the Pentagon said. A team of U....
  • Obama: 'We broke the ISIL siege'

    Obama: 'We broke the ISIL siege'
    U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday the Islamist militant siege of Iraq's Mount Sinjar had been broken and most U.S. military personnel sent to assess the situation would be pulled out of Iraq in coming days. He told reporters he did not...
  • Islamic State posts video of beheading of US journalist, warns Obama to halt strikes

    WASHINGTON In a savage response to U.S. strikes on its fighters in northern Iraq, the Islamic State posted a video Wednesday showing the beheading of an American photojournalist, and it threatened to execute a second U.S. captive if President Barack Obama...