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  • What's LAUSD doing with ex-military weapons?

    To the editor: Los Angeles Unified school police will return three grenade launchers provided by the federal government but will keep the 61 semiautomatic M-16 rifles and a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected armored vehicle. ("L.A. schools police will return...
  • San Diego school district to return armored military vehicle

    San Diego school district to return armored military vehicle
    The San Diego school district will return its armored military vehicle to the Department of Defense, school officials announced Thursday night. The district joins a list of agencies returning excess military equipment amid a national controversy over...
  • French warplanes hit Islamic State logistics depot in Iraq

    French warplanes hit Islamic State logistics depot in Iraq
    French fighter jets carried out their first airstrikes in Iraq early Friday, joining the U.S. air campaign against the extremist group Islamic State. Less than 24 hours after President Francois Hollande announced that he had approved a request from...
  • NATO nuclear drawdown now seems unlikely

    Last summer in Berlin, President Obama called for "bold reductions" in U.S. and Russian tactical nuclear weapons to ease the risk of annihilation in Europe. Obama was referring to the roughly 200 B61 nuclear bombs that the U.S. has deployed in five NATO...
  • Hampton Roads could become commercial hub for drone industry

    Hampton Roads could become commercial hub for drone industry
    In Hampton Roads, the word "drone" has usually referred to unmanned military aircraft. But given shrinking defense budgets, local companies would like to take this technology to U.S. commercial markets. Businesses want to use drones — unmanned...
  • U.S. finds support from Arab countries in fight against Islamic State

    U.S. finds support from Arab countries in fight against Islamic State
    Washington said countries in the Middle East had offered to join airstrikes against Islamic State militants and Australia said it would send troops, but Britain held back even after the group beheaded a British hostage and threatened to kill another. U....
  • U.S. announces airstrikes in Iraq near Baghdad, Sinjar

    The U.S. military's Central Command released the following statement late Monday about airstrikes against Islamic State targets: "U.S. Military Conducts Airstrikes Against ISIL near Sinjar and Southwest of Baghdad "U.S. military forces continued to...
  • U.S. hits Islamic State target near Baghdad

    U.S. hits Islamic State target near Baghdad
     The U.S. military struck an Islamic State target southwest of Baghdad, U.S. Central Command said on Monday, in an expansion of the Obama administration's campaign against the militant group that has seized large swaths of Iraq and neighboring Syria. "The...
  • Pentagon may call for U.S. ground troops in Iraq despite Obama's vows

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, the military's top officer, repeatedly raised the prospect Tuesday of sending U.S. troops to fight alongside Iraqi soldiers against Islamic State militants, despite President Obama’s vows not to do so. Dempsey, chairman of the...
  • Submarine Warner launched into James River

    Submarine Warner launched into James River
    NEWPORT NEWS — The submarine John Warner has hit the water. Newport News Shipbuilding recently launched the 7,800-ton boat into the James River with the help of three tugboats. It will undergo final outfitting and testing over the next six...
  • University of Maryland opens drone test site

    University of Maryland opens drone test site
    University of Maryland officials on Tuesday announced the launch of a new test site to study how drones may coexist with jets, helicopters and other air traffic in U.S. airspace. The long-planned site is to be based near Naval Air Station Patuxent River...