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  • U.S. warplanes launch airstrikes against Islamic State in Tikrit, Iraq

    U.S. warplanes launch airstrikes against Islamic State in Tikrit, Iraq
    U.S. warplanes began conducting airstrikes in Tikrit on Wednesday after the Iraqi government requested assistance with a stalled offensive to retake the militant-held city, officials said. "I can confirm that the government of Iraq has requested...
  • Rachel Marsden: Is America tough enough to deal with modern threats?

    PARIS -- The Green Berets need to throw more tea parties, don't you think? The federal government is requesting public-sector proposals from contractors to train U.S. Special Forces in ethnography and cultural work. That includes, according to the...
  • Obama's Afghan exit

    President Barack Obama bowed to the reality on the ground this week when he announced the U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan won't be completed by the end of this year as planned. Mr. Obama once hoped to cut the 9,800 remaining U.S. troops in...
  • Joel Moskowitz dies at 75; his ceramic body armor protected U.S. troops

    Joel Moskowitz dies at 75; his ceramic body armor protected U.S. troops
    Joel Moskowitz, a manufacturer whose lightweight ceramic inserts for body armor protected tens of thousands of U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, has died. He was 75. Moskowitz, who turned a $5,000 nest egg into a company that sold for $860 million in...
  • Smarter spending at the Pentagon would satisfy defense and deficit hawks

    Smarter spending at the Pentagon would satisfy defense and deficit hawks
    The Pentagon wants more money. But the politics of Pentagon spending have gotten so contorted that it's hard to know who the important players are, much less how much money the department is likely to get when this year's budget wrangling is finally over....
  • 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....
  • UConn Football: 2015 Schedule Released

      What’s goin on? UConn has released its 2015 schedule per athletic communications… UConn Athletic Communications – February 19, 2015 – 2015 UConn Football Schedule Announced STORRS, Conn. – The 2015 University of...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Mexican farmworkers strike over low wages, blocking harvest

    Mexican farmworkers strike over low wages, blocking harvest
    Veronica Zaragoza grew up in these coastal fields, picking berries and tomatoes and watching an industry being transformed. She saw new greenhouses erected, irrigation lines spread through the fields, packing plants expanded and produce piled onto ever-...
  • Budget blueprints alarm joint chiefs but one offers lifeline

    Military leaders over the past week have sharpened warnings that force readiness is unraveling and it could plummet if Congress allows the next round of defense cuts mandated by the 2011 Budget Control Act (BCA), with its sequestration tool, to take...