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  • Pentagon point man for fixing nuclear missile troubles fact-checks Washington talk of progress

    The Pentagon's point man for fixing what ails the nation's nuclear forces came to this remote air base to get a feel for nuclear missile duty in an inhospitable climate. Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work got the feel the moment he arrived Tuesday: a...
  • Judge lets 9/11 case resume at Guantanamo despite discovery of CIA-linked defense interpreter

    A military judge allowed the Sept. 11 war crimes case to proceed Wednesday over objections from defense lawyers alarmed at the discovery a courtroom interpreter previously worked at a CIA "black site" where detainees were subjected to brutal...
  • Oversight in the ISIS campaign

    Oversight in the ISIS campaign
    President Barack Obama's decision to ask Congress to formally authorize the use of force against the Islamic State, or ISIS, under the War Powers Act sparked the predictable partisan reactions, with Democrats complaining the proposed authority is too...
  • Fewer reported sex assaults at 3 military academies, but retaliation a problem

    Students at the three military service academies reported fewer sexual assaults in the most recent school year, and a Pentagon anonymous survey shows that the number of students saying they experienced some type of unwanted sexual contact also declined....
  • Pentagon reports lower rate of sex assaults on midshipmen

    Pentagon reports lower rate of sex assaults on midshipmen
    Incidents of unwanted sexual contact at the Naval Academy fell last year, the Pentagon said Wednesday, and a greater proportion of alleged victims came forward to report that they had been attacked. Officials said those trends show they are making...
  • As military downsizes, debate sharpens over BRAC

    As military downsizes, debate sharpens over BRAC
    If the Pentagon wants to convene another round of military base closings, it must clear a congressional subcommittee chaired by Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Westmoreland. Wittman will be a tough sell. He says there is no appetite in Congress for another Base...
  • Jordan says it has destroyed dozens of Islamic State targets

    Jordan says it has destroyed dozens of Islamic State targets
    Jordanian fighter planes have destroyed dozens of targets in a ramped-up bombardment against Islamic State positions in response to the killing of a captive Jordanian pilot, the nation’s top airman said Sunday. “We are determined to wipe out...
  • Heeding the call to service

    Heeding the call to service
    Last month I went back to the Naval Academy, my alma mater of 27 years, to attend ship selection night, an annual institution at the academy. Seniors pick from a list of ships, choosing how their careers as naval officers will commence. My son was picking...
  • Bomber contract could push Northrop into Boeing's arms

    SEATTLE When the Pentagon this spring announces who will design and build a major new stealth bomber for the Air Force, the decision will determine Boeing's future in the combat-aircraft business. The choice could also reshape the military-industrial...
  • Fort Hood victims to receive Purple Hearts after Army deems 2009 attack an act of terrorism

    Purple Hearts will be awarded to victims of the shooting rampage at Fort Hood that left 13 people dead and more than two dozen wounded in 2009, the Army said Friday in a decision that many said was long overdue. The honor is bestowed on troops wounded in...
  • 1 in 10 female Air Force cadets experienced unwanted sexual contact; little change from 2012

    One in 10 female cadets at the Air Force Academy said they suffered unwanted sexual contact in the 2013-2014 academic year, a figure essentially unchanged from the previous academic year, according to a Defense Department survey released Wednesday....