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  • Defense contractors, federal employees join to oppose cuts

    A Defense Department funding bill has made bedfellows of two groups more likely to be found in opposite corners: federal labor and federal contractors. The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) and the Professional Services Council (PSC)...
  • Assad's last stand

    Syria's 20-month-long civil war appears to be approaching a tipping point as fighting around Damascus intensifies amid signs that President Bashar Assad's grip on power may be weakening. As the final phase in the long conflict apparently draws nearer, the...
  • Let's not enter a costly war in Syria

    Here we go again with a "chemical weapons" bogey man ("New fears over Syrian conflict," Dec. 4). America invaded and is occupying Iraq thanks to alleged weapons of mass destruction, and now Syria is in our gun sights based on similar claims. Don't we know...
  • Sequestration cuts would embolden Iran to build the bomb

    While many have persuasively argued that the fiscal cliff defense cuts would hurt innovation and slow our economic recovery, few offer concrete examples of how these catastrophic cuts would endanger our national security. Iran's drive to acquire nuclear...
  • 10 things you might not know about doomsday

    10 things you might not know about doomsday
    Either the world will end on Dec. 21, or it won't. Your view depends on whether you believe in a much-publicized but debunked interpretation of the Mayan calendar, or you don't. Here are 10 facts so amazing they may crack the time-space continuum: 1 One...
  • TSA begins rollout of PreCheck program for military personnel

    TSA begins rollout of PreCheck program for military personnel
    U.S. military personnel will be eligible for expedited screening at Reagan National Airport -- a stone's throw from the Pentagon -- as the Transportation Security Administration continues to roll out its trusted traveler program known as PreCheck....
  • Chan Lowe: The abortion issue

    Chan Lowe: The abortion issue
    Things started going downhill for this country back in the 1970s when politicians discovered there was money to be made by embracing the pro-life movement. Abortion has become so much a part of our national discourse over the past few decades that it&...
  • WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning to have hearing at Maryland's Fort Meade next month

    A military hearing for Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, the former intelligence analyst accused of giving classified materials about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to WikiLeaks, has been scheduled for next month at Fort Meade. The primary purpose of the...
  • Md. voters to have say in GOP primary

    Md. voters to have say in GOP primary
    Candidates in the 6th Congressional District ran from polling place to polling place this morning, confronting particularly low turnouts despite the sunny, warm weather. Still, the candidates were confident in their get-out-the-vote operation and...
  • 'Tea Party' Marine sues Pentagon to stop discharge

    'Tea Party' Marine sues Pentagon to stop discharge
    SAN DIEGO - A Camp Pendleton Marine is taking Defense Department brass to federal court, saying he is being hounded out of the service for exercising his First Amendment rights. Attorneys representing Sgt. Gary Stein filed a lawsuit against theU.S....
  • Bongino wins, some races too close to call

    Not everything in Tuesday's primary election came in by deadline for the print edition of The Sun. Here’s a look at few races that didn’t make today's story. - Republican Daniel Bongino beat Richard J. Douglas in the Senate primary by...