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  • USS Enterprise Sailing Off To History's Scrap Heap

    USS Enterprise Sailing Off To History's Scrap Heap
    The USS Enterprise is the nation's oldest active duty warship, the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and a history-making symbol of America's naval might for half a century. But it's now headed for the scrap heap. Virtually all the weapons and...
  • James (Jim) Kirkpatrick II

    James (Jim) Kirkpatrick II
    James (Jim) Kirkpatrick II from Newport Beach passed away peacefully at home on November 16th, 2012 at the age of 87. Jim was born April 23rd, 1925 in Norfolk, Virginia.  He graduated from Fishburne Military Academy before earning his Bachelor’s...
  • Judge accepts terms of Manning's proposed plea

    Judge accepts terms of Manning's proposed plea
    A military judge on Thursday accepted the terms under which an Army private would plead guilty to seven charges for sending classified documents to WikiLeaks. Col. Denise Lind ruled during the third day of a pretrial hearing at Fort Meade for Pfc....
  • Bradley Manning deserves to be set free

    Finally, the trial of the century made the front page of The Sun ("Accused WikiLeaker to ask for dismissal," Nov. 26). I will join others outside the main gate to Fort Meade to show support for the whistleblower Pfc. Bradley Manning during his latest...
  • Curtis B. Reiber, Army officer

    Curtis B. Reiber, Army officer
    Curtis B. Reiber, an Army intelligence officer whose career spanned three decades, died Nov. 20 of a stroke at Saint Agnes Hospital. He was 77. The son of a DuPont Co. worker and a homemaker, Curtis Brooks Reiber was born in Centre Hall, Pa., and...
  • Fallout of fear

    Fallout of fear
    Half a century ago, the unthinkable became all too thinkable as the Soviet Union and the United States engaged in a game of chicken, played with nuclear bombs. On Oct. 22, 1962, President John F. Kennedy went on television to announce that the Soviet...
  • Lead limits on military firing ranges outdated, report says

    Lead limits on military firing ranges outdated, report says
    Researchers commissioned by the Defense Department said Monday that decades-old limits on lead exposure are inadequate to protect the health of workers on military firing ranges. Moreover, the National Academy of Science reported, lead from ammunition...
  • Iran Claims Seizure of U.S. Drone Over Persian Gulf

    Iran Claims Seizure of U.S. Drone Over Persian Gulf
    Tehran, Iran-- Iran's navy has captured what it says is a U.S. drone after it entered Iranian airspace over the Persian Gulf. However, a U.S. defense official, who could not be named because the official was not authorized to speak to the media, told CNN...
  • Manning held improperly in brig, Marine official testifies

    Manning held improperly in brig, Marine official testifies
    An Army private charged with sending reams of classified documents to the secret-spilling website WikiLeaks was wrongly kept on suicide watch for at least seven days of his nine months' confinement at a Marine Corps brig in Quantico, Va., the Marines'...
  • Marine brig officials grilled about Bradley Manning's jailing

    Marine brig officials grilled about Bradley Manning's jailing
    former Marine Corps brig commander testified Thursday that a vague rule meant he could keep Pfc. Bradley Manning on suicide watch even after a psychiatrist determined that wasn't necessary, as lawyers for the soldier at the center of the WikiLeaks case...
  • 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)...