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  • A CT Filmmaker Explores the Korean War

    A CT Filmmaker Explores the Korean War
    Sixty years have now passed since the shooting stopped on the Korean Peninsula. The body count remains stunning.
  • Next challenge for Newport News shipyard: Keeping carrier Kennedy within budget

    Next challenge for Newport News shipyard: Keeping carrier Kennedy within budget
    NEWPORT NEWS — Some businesses use suggestion boxes for employees' ideas. At Newport News Shipbuilding, where everything is bigger, one such box has 60,000 ideas, and the shipyard plans to use every one. That's because the job ahead is...

    U.S. plans to arm Iraq's Sunni tribesmen with AK-47s, RPGs, mortars

    By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States plans to buy arms for Sunni tribesmen in Iraq including AK-47s, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar rounds to help bolster the battle against Islamic State militants in Anbar province, according...

    US releases 'forever prisoner' from Guantanamo to Saudis

    The U.S. military released to Saudi Arabia this week a captive who was held at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for a dozen years, was never charged with a crime but was categorized for a time as a "forever prisoner." A Saudi plane fetched...

    Obama signs order expanding U.S. Afghanistan role: NYT

    President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing a broader military mission in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, the New York Times reported on Saturday. The decision ensures a direct role for American troops in fighting in...