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  • Military officials say US readiness affected by budget cuts

    Top military officials told Congress on Tuesday that the readiness of the armed services is being threatened by across-the-board spending cuts and warned of significant reductions if there is no relief. "We're mortgaging the future to barely meet today's...
  • Pentagon to 'adversaries': Space is not a good place to start war

    WASHINGTON Worried that U.S. military satellites have become increasingly vulnerable to attack, the Pentagon plans to spend a scarce $5 billion on new initiatives over the next five years to protect them. The defense budget's growth, along with other...
  • Syria claims it shot down drone US says it lost

    ANKARA, Turkey In the first such incident since the U.S.-led coalition began airstrikes against Islamic State extremists last September in Syria, the Syrian government said Tuesday that its air defense system had shot down a U.S. surveillance drone near...
  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EDT

    Israel's Netanyahu emerges from vote with slight edge, but struggle to build coalition awaits Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to have fended off a strong challenge from the country's opposition leader in parliamentary elections...
  • Pentagon loses sight of $500 million in counterterrorism aid given to Yemen

    The Pentagon is unable to account for more than $500 million in U.S. military aid given to Yemen amid fears that the weaponry, aircraft and equipment is at risk of being seized by Iranian-backed rebels or al-Qaida, according to U.S. officials. With...
  • GOP weighs increase in war funds to skirt Pentagon limits

    House Republicans are considering adding tens of billions of dollars to President Barack Obama's request for overseas military operations in an effort to get around tight limits on Pentagon spending. The move comes as Republicans are set to unveil their...
  • Eric Fair: Some veterans coping with war's moral injury

    Eric Fair: Some veterans coping with war's moral injury
    I broke my finger playing basketball in Egypt. I was a soldier in the 101st Airborne Division, supporting a peacekeeping force in the Sinai Peninsula. We played basketball to pass the time. Like most things soldiers do, the game eventually turned violent....
  • Top US military officer speaks at his high school alma mater

    The top officer in the U.S. military has advised students at his upstate New York high school alma mater to "keep moving" and "keep learning" as they progress through life. The Times-Herald-Record of Middletown reports (http://bit.ly/1CqXxEX ) Gen....
  • Elkhart fallout shelters a testament to nuclear fears

    The war was over, but the fears still remained. In the decade after the end of World War II, the relationship between former allies United States and the Soviet Union grew tense. Both countries were locked in an arms race, each trying to top the other by...
  • Christie signs tighter controls for surplus military gear

    Gov. Chris Christie has signed legislation that adds oversight to a federal program that sends surplus military equipment to local police departments. The law signed Monday will require local governments to sign off when county or municipal law...
  • Pentagon continues push for base-closing authority

    Pentagon continues push for base-closing authority
    The Defense Department is open to changing how it handles another round of military base closings, hoping to break a stalemate on an issue in which Hampton Roads has a big stake. The changes would not alter the fundamental purpose of the Base...