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  • FAA studying military-style air-traffic backup system, Sen. Kirk says

     FAA studying military-style air-traffic backup system, Sen. Kirk says
    Fifteen key air traffic control facilities would take over airplane guidance during emergencies in which part or all of the primary control system is knocked offline, according to a $65 million proposal that Sen. Mark Kirk said Tuesday is under federal...
  • Langley Transit Center provides comforts of home, Thanksgiving traditions

    Langley Transit Center provides comforts of home, Thanksgiving traditions
    Five Langley airmen were finally on a plane and headed home after a nearly 50-day deployment to Ebola-stricken West Africa. Then they learned there would be an extension to their deployment — a 21-day isolation to ensure they had not contracted...
  • Next challenge for Newport News shipyard: Keeping carrier Kennedy within budget

    Next challenge for Newport News shipyard: Keeping carrier Kennedy within budget
    Some businesses use suggestion boxes for employees' ideas. At Newport News Shipbuilding, where everything is bigger, one such box has 60,000 ideas, and the shipyard plans to use every one. That's because the job ahead is unprecedented. Newport News...
  • Hagel was meant to cut military; Islamic State's rise changed that

    WASHINGTON As the Pentagon absorbed the shock of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's unexpected resignation Monday, another realization set in: Neither Hagel's departure, just like those of his two predecessors, nor the arrival of his successor promises major...
  • Peace as a human right

    "Individuals and peoples have a right to peace." In the beginning was the word. OK. This is the beginning, and these are the words, but they haven't arrived yet -- at least not officially, with full force of meaning. It's our job, not God's, to create...
  • Pentagon operation name for Islamic State fight inspires criticism

    During World War II, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill urged military leaders to come up with valiant names for battles so no mother of a fallen soldier need say her son was killed "in an operation called 'Bunnyhug' or 'Ballyhoo.'" More than 70...
  • GOP senator calls House panel's Benghazi report a 'bunch of garbage'

    A top Republican on Sunday dismissed as “full of crap” a report by the GOP-led House Intelligence Committee that largely absolves the Obama administration for its handling of the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya....
  • Obama signs order expanding U.S. combat role in Afghanistan

    Obama signs order expanding U.S. combat role in Afghanistan
    President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing a broader military mission in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, the New York Times reported on Saturday. The decision ensures a direct role for American troops in fighting in...
  • US releases 'forever prisoner' from Guantanamo to Saudis

    The U.S. military released to Saudi Arabia this week a captive who was held at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for a dozen years, was never charged with a crime but was categorized for a time as a "forever prisoner." A Saudi plane fetched...
  • Families of US hostages say government ignored their search for answers

    WASHINGTON Within days of a video emerging that showed the beheading of journalist James Foley, his mother, Diane Foley, bluntly told President Barack Obama what she and the families of other hostages held in Syria had been feeling for months: The...
  • Report: Aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford likely to exceed current cost estimate

    The Navy's cost-managing strategy for aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford "obscures visibility" of its true price tag, and Congress should consider revising the law to improve accountability, a federal watchdog agency said Thursday. The first-in-class...