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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. More than 36,000 dead American soldiers; another 103,000 wounded, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. South Korean military...
  • US drone strikes resume in Yemen despite political turmoil but campaign's future in question

    A U.S. drone strike targeted al-Qaida in Yemen on Monday, signaling Washington's determination to keep fighting the militants despite political paralysis brought on by a Shiite power grab. Yemeni tribal and security officials in the central province of...
  • Female guards file discrimination complaints against Guant�namo judges

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba Some women troops at the prison's secret lockup for former CIA captives have filed gender discrimination complaints against two military judges who are forbidding female guards from handling prisoners to and from legal...
  • Female soldiers say orders barring them from escorting Gitmo detainees are unfair to women

    Some female guards at the Guantanamo Bay prison have filed equal opportunity complaints challenging court orders barring them from jobs that would require touching detainees while escorting them to hearings and attorney-client meetings, a military judge...
  • Former CIA captives get stop-and-go video chats home from Guantanamo

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba Two former CIA captives at Guantanamo have been granted time-delayed, 30-minute video-chats with family the first nearly live conversations with home by men who disappeared into the spy agency's secret prison network a...
  • Privatized housing residents to feel BAH pinch too

    Families living in privatized military housing units will not escape the impact of moves Congress made last month to dampen the value of Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH), says a Defense Department housing expert who is coordinating with service...
  • Potential cuts to hours, days, discounts at commissaries

    Potential cuts to hours, days, discounts at commissaries
    A proposal would cut the hours, days of operation, and deep discounts that commissaries provide to the men and women in the armed services and their families, the Navy Times reported. The draft budget for fiscal year 2016 deals with a Department of...
  • Abolish West Point--and the other service academies, too

    Most Americans are familiar with the prestige that surrounds the United States military service academies. Various names and phrases, spoken like solemn incantations, attest to their sacrosanct status: the Point, the Long Gray Line, Annapolis, cadets....
  • Qatar's ties to militants complicate relations with U.S., neighbors

    Qatar's ties to militants complicate relations with U.S., neighbors
    Even in a part of the world where tangled alliances are as common as sweet tea, one would be hard-pressed to find a country where the same few sweltering square miles house the sprawling operations hub for a huge U.S.-led air war and provide plush...
  • A world away but still important: 5 reasons the political crisis in Yemen matters to Americans

    Yemen's U.S.-backed president stepped down this week after Houthi rebels seized the capital of Sanaa, further destabilizing the region and hampering America's ability to fight al-Qaida and other extremists targeting the West. The country's parliament will...
  • Interior Secretary announces federal permit for SunZia transmission during New Mexico visit

    A proposed $2 billion transmission line that would carry electricity generated by renewable resources in New Mexico and Arizona to markets across the West is one step closer to being in service after clearing its final federal hurdle. U.S. Interior...