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  • Forbes falls short in bid to chair Armed Services panel

    Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Chesapeake, came up short Tuesday in his bid to chair the powerful House Armed Services Committee, with Rep. Mac Thornberry of Texas getting the nod. Forbes faced an uphill fight against Thornberry, who was the committee's vice...
  • Bugler offers a final goodbye at veterans' funerals and other services

    Bugler offers a final goodbye at veterans' funerals and other services
    Richard Grogan slipped on white gloves before lifting his bugle from its case. Built to the 74-year-old Army reservist and Navy veteran's liking, the 4-year-old brass instrument has been Grogan's partner at fellow veterans' funerals and other events....
  • Columns of Russian armor and troops entering Ukraine, NATO says

    Columns of Russian armor and troops entering Ukraine, NATO says
    Moscow’s tension with the West sharpened Wednesday with NATO's top commander saying the alliance has seen Russian armored columns entering eastern Ukraine in recent days and Russia’s defense minister announcing resumption of Cold War-era...
  • Russia resuming Cold War-era bomber flights close to U.S. shores

    In response to NATO's "anti-Russia inclinations," the Kremlin will resume its Cold War-era practice of sending long-range bombers to patrol the western Atlantic and eastern Pacific, Russia's defense minister announced Wednesday. The flights, which...
  • Coalition warns of 'death spiral' for strained U.S. fleet

    Coalition warns of 'death spiral' for strained U.S. fleet
    In a blunt letter to Congress, nearly 100 retired Navy and Marine Corps leaders on Wednesday warned of dire consequences to the U.S. fleet unless Congress pumps billions of additional dollars into shipbuilding, repair and maintenance. The letter comes...
  • 90 troops at Langley for Ebola monitoring

    90 troops at Langley for Ebola monitoring
    HAMPTON — Ninety service members have arrived at Langley Air Force Base from deployments to Ebola-riddled West Africa to undergo a mandatory 21-day isolation before returning to their families. The troops arrived just after 1 p.m. Thursday,...
  • Pentagon considers having U.S. ground troops fight beside Iraqi forces

    Pentagon considers having U.S. ground troops fight beside Iraqi forces
    The Pentagon is considering sending U.S. troops to fight beside Iraqi soldiers as they take on more complex missions in the battle against Islamic State militants, according to Gen. Martin Dempsey, the nation's top military officer. American ground...
  • Ukraine, separatists revving for resumption of full-fledged war

    Ukraine, separatists revving for resumption of full-fledged war
    Russian and Ukrainian officials traded accusations Thursday about gearing up for a resumption of full-fledged war in eastern Ukraine as European monitors reported a steady rise in what appeared to be uniformed fighters crossing in from Russia. Russian...
  • Amid Russian incursion, Poroshenko says Ukraine ready to defend itself

    Amid Russian incursion, Poroshenko says Ukraine ready to defend itself
    Ukraine is ready to defend itself against attack amid reports that Russia had again sent columns of troops and military hardware across their shared border, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Friday. “There are no grounds for panic,”...
  • Hagel says U.S. military accelerating mission to train Iraqi troops

    Hagel says U.S. military accelerating mission to train Iraqi troops
    FORT IRWIN Calif. - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Sunday the Pentagon will accelerate its mission to train Iraqi forces to combat Islamic State militants, using troops already in Iraq to start the effort while funding is sought for a...
  • Colombia suspends talks, seeks help as it hunts for kidnapped general

    Colombia’s defense minister headed to a remote northwestern state Monday to direct search and rescue operations for an army general whose kidnapping over the weekend by suspected rebels prompted the government to suspend peace talks with the...