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  • Cold War spy plan isn't ready to retire

    WASHINGTON The iconic U-2 spy plane, with its long, sagging wings and a reputation for being challenging to fly and harder to land, is one of the oldest aircraft in the U.S. fleet, with a storied history to match: The downing of Francis Gary Powers is a...
  • Taliban ambush kills 22 security forces in northern Afghanistan

    Taliban ambush kills 22 security forces in northern Afghanistan
    Taliban fighters ambushed security forces traveling through northern Afghanistan, sparking a daylong battle that killed 22 soldiers and police, officials said Monday. The clash occurred in Sari Pol, at most times a relatively placid province,...
  • Responsible to taxpayers, not corporations, Congress shouldn't renew Export-Import Bank's charter

    There is something unseemly about a $90 billion corporation i.e., Boeing demanding ever more taxpayer subsidies to export its products. And it is downright ludicrous for the company to warn of "Armageddon" should Congress eliminate the source of said...
  • Oshkosh Corp. cutting hundreds of positions in its defense division

    MILWAUKEE Still feeling the effects of defense spending cuts and the winding down of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Oshkosh Corp. says it plans to eliminate another 250 to 300 production jobs and 70 salaried positions in its military vehicle division....
  • Major Tom to Ground Control: May Day! May Day!

    "Ground control to Major Tom." "Ground control to Major Tom." "Major Tom to ground control." "This is ground control, Major Tom. Please identify your aircraft." "I'm flying my Royal Air Force Folland GNAT, ground control." Ground control to...
  • Oct. 11: Hampton Roads Executive Airport's Appreciation Day

    Oct. 11: Hampton Roads Executive Airport's Appreciation Day
    Check out helicopter rides, general aviation aircraft, Air Force static displays, safety seminars, live music and more at the Hampton Roads Executive Airport 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Where: Main Terminal, 5172 W. Military Highway in Chesapeake
  • Arab allies took lead role in airstrikes on oil refineries

    Arab allies were responsible for the majority of airstrikes against the Islamic State militant group’s oil refineries on Wednesday, flying more warplanes and dropping more bombs than U.S. aircraft, a Pentagon official said. Arab nations'...
  • The Ebola threat [Editorial]

    The Ebola threat  [Editorial]
    President Barack Obama announced today that he will send up to 3,000 health workers and military personnel to Liberia to help stem the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa that has paralyzed the health system there and threatened the lives of...
  • In death, 'Baby Doc' Duvalier continues to stir passions in Haiti

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti The old man keeping watch remembered a time not long ago when a frail-looking Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier would pull into the parking lot near Haiti's razed presidential palace, step from behind the wheel and slowly turn to say a...
  • Northrop faked tests of GPS systems, whistle-blower suit claims

    An employee of defense giant Northrop Grumman Inc. claims in a lawsuit that the company’s workers repeatedly took risky shortcuts and faked tests of navigational systems made for use in military fighter jets, drones and submarines. Todd Donaldson,...
  • Navy celebrates birthday with Fleet Week events

    The U.S. Navy, local businesses and civic organizations are holding a slew of events over two weeks celebrating Fleet Week in Hampton Roads and the service's anniversary. The Navy turns 239 on Monday. The Fleet Week Golf Tournament will be held...