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  • Sony pictures hack a sign of things to come

    Sony pictures hack a sign of things to come
    The recent hack of Sony pictures is not a cyber Pearl Harbor as some commentators have opined, nor is it merely a criminal violation of intellectual property rights and a source of embarrassment for Sony executives and their Hollywood talent. It is the...
  • Pentagon discloses airstrike against senior Somali militant leader

    The United States launched an airstrike against a senior Shabab militia leader in southwestern Somalia on Monday, a Pentagon spokesman disclosed. Rear Adm. John Kirby did not name the target of the strike near the town of Saakow, northeast of the...
  • If guilty, North Korea must have amazed even itself with Sony hack

    If guilty, North Korea must have amazed even itself with Sony hack
    North Korea has discovered that not only is the pen mightier than the sword, but malware may be more powerful than its nuclear deterrent. For decades, North Korea's propaganda machine (dubbed by a colleague of mine, Aidan Foster-Carter, the Great...
  • Intelligence, defense whistleblowers remain mired in broken system

    WASHINGTON When Ilana Greenstein blew the whistle on mismanagement at the CIA, she tried to follow all the proper procedures. First, she told her supervisors that she believed the agency had bungled its spy operations in Baghdad. Then, she wrote a letter...
  • For whistleblower vet, winning is a long-elusive quest

    WASHINGTON Still reeling from combat injuries, Mike Helms opened the letter from the Pentagon, afraid of more bad news. Military doctors had already told him he couldn't get treatment for a head injury he sustained in an explosion in Iraq. After the...
  • US allocates a whopping $65 million for new Guantanamo school

    GUANTANAMO NAVY BASE, Cuba This base with the most expensive prison on earth is getting one of the world's priciest schools a $65 million building with classroom space for, at most, 275 kindergarten through high school students. Do the math: That's...
  • 2 San Diego-based Navy ships to assist in AirAsia recovery effort

    2 San Diego-based Navy ships to assist in AirAsia recovery effort
    Two San Diego-based Navy ships have been sent to assist in recovery efforts for the Indonesia AirAsia passenger jet that authorities said Tuesday went down in the Java Sea. Both ships were in the region for training. The destroyer Sampson arrived in...
  • Army to hold meeting on cuts at Fort Eustis

    NEWPORT NEWS — Community members will have the chance to weigh in on reductions that could eliminate more than half the workforce at Fort Eustis during an open meeting Jan. 13. The Army is holding a community "listening session" at 3 p.m. Jan. 13...
  • U.S. airstrike in Somalia killed a senior Shabab leader, officials say

    U.S. airstrike in Somalia killed a senior Shabab leader, officials say
    A senior Shabab militia leader was killed by a U.S. airstrike in southwestern Somalia, according to U.S. and Somali officials. Somalia's National Intelligence and Security Agency identified the slain man Tuesday as Abdishakur, also known as Tahliil....
  • In memoriam

    In 2014, the Peninsula marked the deaths of many citizens who left indelible marks on our community. Not all of them were famous, but they lived lives that benefited those around them. As the year draws to a close, we would like to remember a few of them....
  • US sends 5 Guantanamo detainees to Kazakhstan

    MIAMI The Pentagon freed five Guantanamo prisoners to resettlement in Kazakhstan on Tuesday, a day after they left on a U.S. Air Force cargo plane that had to circle back to the base in Cuba with a mechanical problem. The transfers of three Yemenis and...