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  • New Virginia-class sub to be named for Rickover

    New Virginia-class sub to be named for Rickover
    Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced Friday that an upcoming Virginia-class attack submarine will be named for the late Hyman G. Rickover, the admiral known as the father of the nuclear Navy. Virginia class submarines are built in a teaming arrangement...
  • Putin: 'External factors' are to blame for plunging Russian economy

    Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed "external factors" for the plunge in his country's economy, but said it would bounce back within two years even “under the most unfavorable circumstances.” Speaking at his annual news conference...
  • Why the West should squeeze Russia's economy

    Why the West should squeeze Russia's economy
    If you thought this week's calamitous run on the ruble and the ongoing Russian financial meltdown would chasten Russian President Vladimir Putin, well, you don't know Vlad. There he was in his Moscow news conference Thursday, in full bulldog scowl,...
  • U.S. moves closer to sale of frigates to Taiwan; Beijing protests

    President Obama has signed a measure allowing the U.S. government to sell four used frigates to Taiwan, the Defense Ministry in Taipei said Friday. The news prompted an angry response from China, which considers Taiwan part of its territory and resents...
  • Lowell Steward dies at 95; decorated WWII Tuskegee Airman

    When Lowell Steward was a student at Santa Barbara State College, he and other members of the school's basketball team decided to enlist in the Army Air Forces. The others were accepted. "The powers-that-be seemed to be saying that Negroes couldn't...
  • Navy tests alcohol-based fuel for fighter jet

    The Navy on Monday said it had conducted a test flight of a fighter jet using a renewable alcohol-based fuel as an alternative to petroleum. The Navy, Naval Air Systems Command and Gevo, which says it's the world's only commercial producer of renewable...
  • Congress must show gratitude to military

    Congratulations to Congress for having enough foresight (and cooperative spirit, for once) to pass legislation that will create a separate fund, outside the regular defense budget, to build the next generation of ballistic missile submarines. The...
  • Proposed U.S. regulations for drones expected soon amid soaring sales

     Proposed U.S. regulations for drones expected soon amid soaring sales
    Any day now, federal regulators will propose rules for safely operating small commercial drones over the U.S. But the fledgling drone industry — in Los Angeles County and across the nation — has not been waiting to take off. Sales of the...
  • Father asks Islamic State to treat captured pilot son well: 'We are all Muslims'

    Father asks Islamic State to treat captured pilot son well: 'We are all Muslims'
    The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State group in Syria pleaded for his son's release on Thursday, asking him to treat him well in captivity as a fellow Muslim. So far, there has been silence from the extremists about the fate of...
  • New Russian military doctrine says NATO top threat

    New Russian military doctrine says NATO top threat
    Russia identified NATO as the nation's No. 1 military threat and raised the possibility of a broader use of precision conventional weapons to deter foreign aggression under a new military doctrine signed by President Vladimir Putin on Friday. NATO...
  • Right to shoot drones would be perfect NRA cause

    Right to shoot drones  would be perfect NRA cause
    The National Rifle Association lately has been having its way with the Florida Legislature — think Docs & Glocks, which forbade doctors from asking patients about gun ownership. And despite the furor over Stand Your Ground, no significant rollback...