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  • Family fears that Afghan prisoner at Guantanamo will be forgotten

     Family fears that Afghan prisoner at Guantanamo will be forgotten
    For 12 years, Obaidullah's family has watched the release of more than 200 Afghan detainees from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Obaidullah and many others were captured as young men in the mainly Pashtun areas of eastern and southern...
  • Afghan soldier kills 1 American soldier, wounds 2 others

    Afghan soldier kills 1 American soldier, wounds 2 others
    An Afghan soldier shot and killed a U.S. soldier and wounded several others Wednesday before being shot dead, the first so-called "insider attack" to target NATO troops since they ended their combat mission at the start of the year. The shooting...
  • Hostage rescue bill advances as part of Defense Department funding law

    Hostage rescue bill advances as part of Defense Department funding law
    Rep. John Delaney's proposal to appoint a senior official with responsibility for rescuing Americans captured by terrorists overseas will move forward as part of a Defense Department funding measure. The House of Representatives agreed to tack the...
  • Anti-government resistance now the beating heart of GOP

    Anti-government resistance now the beating heart of GOP
    Some folks thought it was "inflammatory." Some said it was "irresponsible," others, "absurd," still others, "disappointing." Those are some of the words affronted conservatives used in emails last month to describe my column on the 20th anniversary of...
  • $1 million tab for DoD employees using government cards at casinos and strip clubs

    $1 million tab for DoD employees using government cards at casinos and strip clubs
    Department of Defense employees racked up an estimated $1 million in personal expenses on their government charge cards at casinos and strip clubs last year, the Pentagon's inspector general reported Tuesday. They included a civilian who withdrew ...
  • Grayson declares victory in Obama ban of military equipment to cops

    Grayson declares victory in Obama ban of military equipment to cops
    Last year U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson tried and failed to get Congress to consider an amendment that would have stopped the U.S. Department of Defense from selling certain military equipment to police so when President Barack Obama banned such sales Monday...
  • Local law enforcement could lose access to some military equipment

    Local law enforcement could lose access to some military equipment
    Helicopters and snowmobiles from the U.S. Department of Defense can be a big help to local law enforcement. Grenade launchers and bayonets? Not so much. So said local law enforcement officials Wednesday after President Obama announced plans to stop...
  • Millersville firm wins $20M contract for Navy sonar project

    A Millersville company has won a $20 million contract to manufacture sonar arrays for testing on the Navy's nuclear attack subs. L-3 Chesapeake Sciences Corp. will build six TB-29A Compact Towed Array to be installed on Virginia class submarines and...
  • Naval Academy to hold first formal dress parade of season

    Naval Academy to hold first formal dress parade of season
    The Naval Academy Brigade of Midshipmen will have their first formal dress parade of the season at 4 p.m. Friday on Worden Field. The public is invited to attend free of charge. Superintendent Vice Adm.Ted Carter will be the parade reviewer. The...
  • U.S. promises to beef up defense aid to Persian Gulf allies

    U.S. promises to beef up defense aid to Persian Gulf allies
    Obama administration officials are promising a major strengthening of U.S. defense commitments to Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf allies, possibly including a nuclear commitment to their security, in an intensifying effort to win their support for the...
  • White House calls new report on Osama bin Laden raid 'baseless'

    White House calls new report on Osama bin Laden raid 'baseless'
    A published report in Britain that disputes the official U.S. account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in May 2011 drew sharp criticism Monday from the White House, which said the story was full of "inaccuracies and baseless assertions."...