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  • Navy SEALs seize tanker in illegal sale of Libyan oil

    Navy SEALs seize tanker in illegal sale of Libyan oil
    CAIRO — Did a charismatic Libyan rebel chieftain with big ambitions overreach? Trying to put a $36-million cargo of crude oil on the black market was an extraordinarily bold move by Ibrahim Jathran, a militia commander whose fighters played a role...
  • Biden on mission to reassure NATO allies in Eastern Europe

    WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Poland on Tuesday for a two-day tour to reassure Eastern European allies unnerved by Russian aggression in Ukraine that the United States is committed to their security. As Russian President Vladimir...
  • Two officers at nuclear missile site targeted in drug investigation

    WASHINGTON — Two Air Force officers overseeing nuclear-armed missiles at a Montana air base are being investigated for involvement in illegal drugs, the latest in a string of misconduct cases involving officers who look after the nation's atomic...
  • Air Force officers in nuclear force suspected of cheating

    WASHINGTON — The Air Force said Wednesday that as many as 34 officers responsible for firing nuclear-tipped missiles may have cheated on a proficiency test, the latest and potentially most serious misconduct scandal involving the military's most...
  • Lockheed gets $449M in cruise-missile deals

    Lockheed gets $449M in cruise-missile deals
    Lockheed Martin Corp.'s Orlando missiles unit has received two new contracts worth a combined $449 million to produce next-generation stealth cruise missiles for the U.S. Air Force, the company said Thursday. The latest deals for the advanced cruise...
  • Officials present radar blimp plans for Aberdeen Proving Ground

    The Pentagon plans to launch a pair of helium-filled blimps over Aberdeen Proving Ground capable of detecting, tracking and targeting cruise missiles, rockets and aircraft 340 miles away. Military officials offered details of the Joint Land Attack...
  • Sweeping review ordered for Pentagon's troubled nuclear force

    WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered a sweeping review of the Pentagon's troubled nuclear weapons force and summoned commanders for a face-to-face meeting amid an investigation into cheating and drug use by missile-launch officers,...
  • Suit filed in '91 over aircraft settled

    Nearly a quarter of a century after it began, one of the largest legal disputes in defense industry history was finally settled with two major weapons makers agreeing to pay the federal government $400 million in goods and services. The U.S. Court of...
  • Invitation for America to go home is inevitable

    PARIS -- The Ukraine crisis and the German-American dispute over American intelligence and National Security Agency practices are without much doubt the beginning of the end of the American-dominated Europe we have known since the collapse of Communism....
  • White House adds to Iran sanctions blacklist

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration added 17 foreign companies and individuals to a federal blacklist Thursday for allegedly helping Iran evade economic sanctions, a move intended both to maintain pressure on Tehran during upcoming nuclear...
  • Lockheed avoids the worst of layoffs

    Lockheed avoids  the worst of layoffs
    Lockheed Martin Corp. unleashed another downsizing last week aimed at eliminating 4,000 jobs nationwide – a move that appears to hit nearly every sector of the company except its Missiles and Fire Control unit in Orlando. Half of the layoffs...