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  • American wars often start with a lie

    American wars often start with a lie
    "We must resist our dreams of managing history." Reinhold Niebuhr, "The Irony of American History" (1952) When you study how the U.S. goes to war, there is a prevalent though not perfect pattern. The triggering event is often a sudden crisis that...
  • Congress is not transparent enough about its intelligence oversight [Commentary]

    Congress is not transparent enough about its intelligence oversight [Commentary]
    Congress is currently debating changes to the legally authorized, court-supervised and administration-managed bulk records collection programs. The most widely known of these being Section 215 of the Patriot Act, which is used by the National Security...
  • Commission interim report 'sets stage' for pay reform

    Commission Chairman Alphonso Maldon Jr., says the intent of the interim report is to present a "comprehensive resource tool" for understanding military compensation. A final report to President Obama and Congress is due next February. By Tom...
  • Years Home, Female Iraq Vets Endure The Wounds Of War

    Years Home, Female Iraq Vets Endure The Wounds Of War
    It's been nine years since Eunice Ramirez served in Iraq, but she still suffers from war wounds — post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, respiratory problems and frequent crying triggered by her memories. Suzanna Smaldone, who also returned...
  • Hampton Roads ship finally poised for Syria job

    Hampton Roads ship finally poised for Syria job
    The cargo ship Cape Ray left Portsmouth in late January on a mission to destroy Syria's chemical weapons. The technical process was relatively simple, but the politics took some time to sort out. After more than five months, the ship's crew can...
  • California grants $420-million tax break to Lockheed Martin Corp.

    The Legislature went home for a month Thursday, but not before handing aerospace giant Lockheed Martin Corp. a controversial $420-million tax break. Branded as a sweetheart deal for Lockheed, the bill sailed through the Assembly and Senate — but...
  • Guilford Police Investigate Anti-Government Fliers In Mailboxes

    GUILFORD — Police are investigating anti-government fliers left in hundreds of mailboxes throughout town over the past two months. The fliers refer to "gang stalking" and direct recipients to a website that likens U.S. intelligence agencies to the...
  • Harry Croft and Sydney Savion: Companies must strive to assimilate veterans

    On the backdrop of a sky filled with colorful fireworks and streets crowded with animated parades celebrating the Fourth of July, what emerges in the minds of many is the deliberation and decision of our founders to pen and defend the Declaration of...
  • Sensor project will rely on teamwork

    Sensor project will rely on teamwork
    If all the dollars and cents, bricks and mortar eventually fall into place, the University of Central Florida will make a national showcase out of its proposed smart-sensor research and manufacturing center in Osceola County. One thing has become clear,...
  • Army agency's restructuring worries Orlando simulation industry

    Army agency's restructuring worries Orlando simulation industry
    Under pressure from defense budget cuts, the Army's high-tech training contracts agency in Orlando is undergoing a major restructuring that has cast some uncertainty on the future of the region's training and simulation industry. The agency has lost...
  • Defense Entrepreneurs Forum tackles military, government innovation

    Defense Entrepreneurs Forum tackles military, government innovation
    NORFOLK — How do you incorporate innovative thinking into a hierarchical, bureaucratic organization like the Department of Defense? "I wanted to bring TED to the military," said Ben Kohlmann, a fighter pilot and member of the Chief of Naval...