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  • Significant changes needed, reviews of U.S. nuclear forces show

    Significant changes needed, reviews of U.S. nuclear forces show
    Reviews of the United States' nuclear arsenal show significant changes are needed to ensure the security and effectiveness of the force, a Defense Department report said on Friday. The reviews, which Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel ordered after a...
  • Military sex assault reports up 8 percent, officials say

    Military sex assault reports up 8 percent, officials say
    Sexual assaults reported by U.S. military troops rose 8 percent in 2014 amid signs that victims are increasingly confident about reporting the attacks, defense officials said on Wednesday ahead of the formal release of the annual figures. Defense...
  • Beyond M.A.D.: Reviving nuclear war

    "Some of the key technocrats and scientists of the Cold War say the nation has become overly confident about its nuclear deterrence. The nuclear enterprise, they say, 'is rusting its way to disarmament.'" Let's meditate on this irony -- that disarmament,...
  • Hampton Roads defense contractors win additional military work

    Hampton Roads defense contractors win additional military work
    Several defense contractors in Hampton Roads have won additional work from the Defense Department in recent weeks. The following list of contract awards is based on Pentagon press releases from Oct. 30 to Dec. 1. Navy Ship repair: General Dynamics...
  • Eastern Shore wind project should be scrapped

    Eastern Shore wind project should be scrapped
    As a life-long resident of Somerset County, I felt compelled to respond to commentator Andy Bowman's recent op-ed ("Politics, not safety concerns, hamper Eastern Shore wind project," Dec. 1). After telling us for 30 years that industrial wind energy...
  • Service members to leave isolation at Langley

    The 90 service members who have lived in near isolation at Langley Air Force Base for the past three weeks were to be released Thursday after being declaired Ebola-free, according to an Air Force spokesman. None had been in contact with the deadly...
  • Avoid prolonged wars like Vietnam

    Any new secretary of defense is going to have a difficult time. Clearly the administration is trying to avoid quagmires like Afghanistan, Iraq and Vietnam. By doing so and not having a clearly defined mission on Syria and the Islam State, that policy has...
  • President must act with restraint in world

    The new secretary of defense should have input in dealing with our immediate problems of Syria, Iraq and the Islamic State. My fear is that there is no turning back from the path we are taking. If the new secretary could offer advice, I would hope that it...
  • Recent Iran airstrikes in Iraq help drive Islamic State from 2 towns

    Recent Iran airstrikes in Iraq help drive Islamic State from 2 towns
    Iranian warplanes have launched several airstrikes in recent days against Islamic State militants in eastern Iraq, U.S. and Iranian officials said Tuesday, the latest sign that America's longtime adversary is conducting a parallel but largely...
  • How convicted military sex offenders prey again

    WASHINGTON Matthew S. Carr is the type of serial sex offender public registries were designed to track. While serving in the U.S. Air Force, Carr approached women by posing as a doctor training in gynecology. He persuaded them to submit to pelvic exams...
  • Ashton Carter expected to be nominated to lead Pentagon: sources

    Ashton Carter expected to be nominated to lead Pentagon: sources
    Ashton Carter, a theoretical physicist with years of experience at the Pentagon, is expected to be nominated by President Obama as the next secretary of Defense, according to an official familiar with the situation. If confirmed by the Senate, Carter...