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  • Pentagon chief may ease military enlistment standards

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter is considering easing some military enlistment standards as part of a broader set of initiatives to better attract and keep quality service members and civilians across the Defense Department.
  • Aircraft carrier suppliers storm the Beltway

    Aircraft carrier suppliers storm the Beltway
    Harry Epstein has never commanded a Navy strike group, and Lisa Papini doesn't have a cushy Pentagon office. But without small businesses such as theirs, America's mighty aircraft carrier fleet would be dead in the water. Last week, they and dozens of...

    Let's Pull in same direction

    To quote Benjamin Franklin, "We must, indeed, all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately." Mr. Franklin was referring to the 13 original colonies in their fight against Great Britain, but he could have just as easily been...

    Deliberate crash of German plane highlights gaps in how pilots are screened

    WASHINGTON Commercial airlines do not screen pilots for mental health issues as rigorously as government agencies, law enforcement and specialized branches of the military, and some aviation experts say that may need to change in the wake of the...

    Obama to drug-resistant superbugs: We are coming after you

    Obama to drug-resistant superbugs: We are coming after you
    The Obama administration is taking fresh aim at antibiotic-resistant superbugs, a growing cadre of microscopic foes that threatens to undermine public health and economic security throughout the world. The White House on Friday unveiled a five-year plan...