| Dec 5, 2014
| 2:31 PM
The U.S. Navy is investigating allegations of the illegal taping and distribution of videos aboard a submarine based in Georgia that was among the first to integrate women into its crew, military officials said.
Citing the probe, military spokeswoman...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The gig: Simon "Si" Ramo helped lead the Cold War development of the intercontinental ballistic missile, which could send a nuclear warhead thousands of miles. The aerospace pioneer co-founded two Fortune 500 companies, including TRW Inc., for which he...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 4:50 PM
A bitter wind relentlessly whips across acres of frozen prairie at this remote base, where hundreds of airmen and women stay on alert around the clock to do the unthinkable: launch a nuclear attack.
This is the only installation in the nation that hosts...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 4:04 PM
The publicized mishaps — they shouldn't be called scandals — in recent years by Air Force and Navy personnel in charge of nuclear weapons give the White House and Congress a chance to rethink the U.S. deterrence mission before returning airmen...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 12:06 PM
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.
| Nov 14, 2014
| 5:06 PM
Stung by a series of scandals in the nation’s nuclear force, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced plans Friday to overhaul its management, calling for billions of dollars to upgrade equipment, improve training, increase oversight and address...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Columnist Cal Thomas is right when he says that "burnishing a president's legacy is not a sufficient reason to trade away American and Israeli security" ("U.S. negotiations with Iran are a dangerous farce," Nov. 8).
A "deal" with Iran that doesn't fully...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 10:58 AM
Hampton Roads will be the scene of a big homecoming this weekend for pilots and sailors serving aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush.
The carrier, along with the guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun, are due at Naval Station Norfolk on...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 9:10 AM
This Christmas, the United States Army will deliver a spectacular present to Harford and Baltimore counties. A pair of big white blimps will be flying two miles above Aberdeen Proving Ground — unless Congress balks.
After evaluation and...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 5:44 PM
The U.S. government believes that pro-Russian separatists most likely shot down a Malaysia Airlines jet "by mistake," not realizing it was a civilian passenger flight, U.S. intelligence officials said on Tuesday. The officials, who spoke on condition of...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 2:56 PM
Sentara Healthcare announced Tuesday that its sites in Hampton Roads and northern Virginia can now securely exchange patient information with local Department of Veterans Affairs' facilities.
The Hampton VA Medical Center was tapped in 2012 to test a...