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  • Thousands of Iraqi Shiites join military to turn back ISIS militants

    Thousands of Iraqi Shiites join military to turn back ISIS militants
    Thousands of young Iraqi Shiite Muslims volunteered for military service Saturday and an American aircraft carrier headed toward the Persian Gulf in efforts to counter the blitz attack by Sunni militants sweeping through Iraq's northern provinces. The...
  • Privacy advocates concerned about Aberdeen Proving Ground blimps

    Privacy advocates concerned about Aberdeen Proving Ground blimps
    The Army is planning to launch a pair of blimps over Maryland this fall to watch the Eastern Seaboard for incoming cruise missiles. It's what else they might be able to see from up there that worries privacy advocates. The Army says the aerostats &#...
  • Troubled missile defense system successfully intercepts target in test

    Troubled missile defense system successfully intercepts target in test
    The nation’s trouble-plagued missile defense system registered a success Sunday when a ground-based interceptor fired from Vandenberg Air Force Base destroyed a mock enemy warhead launched from the Marshall Islands. Word of the successful...
  • North Korea fires 3 short-range projectiles into sea

    North Korea fires 3 short-range projectiles into sea
    North Korea fired three short-range projectiles off of its east coast on Thursday, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said. The South Korean military said the projectiles were launched at around 5 p.m. local time and landed in international...
  • North Korea launches two short-range Scud missiles in breach of U.N. sanctions

    North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into seas east off its coast on Sunday, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said, in a breach of U.N. resolutions against the use of ballistic missile technology by the isolated country. The launch...
  • China's Xi to visit South Korea, suggesting impatience with North

    China's Xi to visit South Korea, suggesting impatience with North
    Chinese President Xi Jinping will make his first visit to Korea on Thursday, and in a break with tradition, he will visit South Korea instead of China’s old ally in the North. Chinese presidents have visited Pyongyang before Seoul since South...
  • Wrong course for Navy weapons research

    Wrong course for Navy weapons research
    A recent report by the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments concluded, "Historically the U.S. military has often been slow to identify, adequately prioritize, and respond effectively to the emerging challenges likely to impose the greatest...
  • Man sentenced here in plot to export arms components to Iran

    Man sentenced here in plot to export arms components to Iran
    An Iranian national has been sentenced here to 51 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to charges related to his efforts to illegally export missile components and radio test sets from the United States to Iran, prosecutors said today. Davoud...
  • New Navy submarine to be named USS Illinois

    New Navy submarine to be named USS Illinois
    A submarine under construction will be named the USS Illinois, the Secretary of the Navy announced today. One of five Virginia-class attack submarines being built in Newport News, Va., the USS Illinois would be the second ship named after the state,...
  • Alvin R. Eaton, missile systems pioneer, dead at 91

    Alvin R. Eaton, missile systems pioneer, dead at 91
    Alvin Ralph Eaton, a pioneer in modern guided missile systems and the longest-serving employee at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, died of cancer Oct. 20. He was 91 and lived in Clarksville. Mr. Eaton's 66-year career coincided with —...
  • North Korea's missile antics

    Under its new ruler, Kim Jong Un, North Korea has reverted to its old tactics of provocation and aggression with the launch this week of a long-range missile it claims was intended to put the country's first satellite into orbit. It's unclear whether...