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  • U.S. trying to restrain Saudi Arabia on deadly Yemen airstrikes

    U.S. trying to restrain Saudi Arabia on deadly Yemen airstrikes
    Top Obama administration officials have failed for several days to persuade Saudi Arabia’s government to limit the scope of its airstrikes on cities and towns in Yemen, a campaign that authorities said killed nearly 50 people Monday in Sana, the...
  • US dispatches elite troops to train Ukrainians

    WASHINGTON Hundreds of elite American paratroopers on Monday began training Ukrainian soldiers in the highest-level training mission the United States has yet to undertake in that Eastern European nation. The Pentagon said that the assignment of 300 "Sky...
  • U.S. paratroopers in Ukraine to train fledgling national guard troops

    U.S. paratroopers on Monday began training the first of three Ukrainian national guard units in an operation intended to improve the fighting capabilities of the irregular troops that have been on the front lines of the year-old battle against Russian-...
  • Call to consolidate commissaries, exchanges gaining momentum

    Consolidation of the Defense Commissary Agency and three separate military exchange services into a single Defense Retail Activity is gaining support among policymakers inside the Department of Defense and perhaps a key congressional subcommittee, a...
  • As states warm to online voting, experts warn of trouble ahead

    WASHINGTON A Pentagon official sat before a committee of the Washington State Legislature in January and declared that the U.S. military supported a bill that would allow voters in the state to cast election ballots via email or fax without having to...
  • Saddam Hussein loyalist Izzat Ibrahim killed, Iraqi officials say

    Saddam Hussein loyalist Izzat Ibrahim killed, Iraqi officials say
    Izzat Ibrahim, a fugitive confidant of former Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein who helped spearhead a deadly insurgency against U.S. troops and later formed an alliance with Islamic State militants, was shot dead Friday by security forces, Iraqi officials...
  • The Latest: White House hopefuls gather in New Hampshire

    8:30 p.m. (EDT) Sen. Marco Rubio, a Spanish speaker whose parents came to the United States from Cuba, says English should be the country's official language. But, he says, resources should still be available in school for students who don't speak...
  • Al Qaeda in Yemen using chaos of war to carve out terrorism haven

    Al Qaeda in Yemen using chaos of war to carve out terrorism haven
    A brazen territorial grab by Al Qaeda militants in Yemen — together with a $1-million bank heist, a prison break and capture of a military base — has given the terrorist group fundraising and recruitment tools that suggest it is following...
  • Naval Academy bests rivals in NSA cyber competition

    Naval Academy bests rivals in NSA cyber competition
    Midshipmen from the Naval Academy won a mock war in cyberspace this week, faring better against an elite team of National Security Agency hackers than their rivals at the other service academies, the Fort Meade-based spy agency said. It was the...
  • Americans with illegal Iraq War souvenirs largely not prosecuted

    Americans with illegal Iraq War souvenirs largely not prosecuted
    As the elected Iraqi government seeks diplomatic respect and struggles to save its ancient sites from the rampages of the Islamic State group, American military members, contractors and others caught with culturally significant artifacts they brought home...
  • Homeland chief: Gyrocopter came in 'under the radar'

    The Florida postal carrier charged Thursday with two federal crimes for steering his small gyrocopter through protected Washington airspace "literally flew under the radar" to the lawn of the Capitol, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said as key...