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  • President Obama's 'strategic' planning gap?

    To the editor: President Obama’s response — “We don’t have a strategy yet” — to the latest and most disturbing crisis in the Middle East, the onslaught of the militant group Islamic State (including the slaughter and...
  • Obama tries to rekindle hope in Labor Day speech

    President Obama flew to Milwaukee for a fiery, populist speech on Labor Day, marking the informal kickoff of a push this fall to stave off Republican control of the Senate. Obama's brief visit to Wisconsin was ostensibly nonpolitical, and he avoided...
  • Lawmakers question practice of giving military equipment to police

    Responding to public outcry over images of heavily armed police officers in Ferguson, Mo., last month, lawmakers called Tuesday for closer examination of federal programs that distribute military equipment to state and local law enforcement agencies....
  • U.S., China security leaders spar over jet maneuvers

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Top U.S. and China security officials disagreed this week over what the United States said was China's intercept of a U.S. Navy patrol plane near the southern island province of Hainan. U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice, on...
  • Congress expected to avoid vote on military action in Iraq, Syria

    President Obama on Tuesday began a bid to convince congressional leaders — and the American people — of his strategy to defeat Islamic militants. But partisan divisions and political sensitivities in Congress make it unlikely lawmakers will...
  • Laurie Garrett: Public health officials knew Ebola was coming but they messed up anyway

    Laurie Garrett: Public health officials knew Ebola was coming but they messed up anyway
    World, you still just don't get it. The Ebola epidemic that is raging across West Africa, killing more than half its victims, will not be conquered with principles of global solidarity and earnest appeals. It will not be stopped with dribbling funds,...
  • U.S. House formally condemns Obama for Guantanamo prisoner swap

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to condemn President Barack Obama for failing to give Congress a 30-day notice before exchanging prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl for five members of the Taliban who...
  • Submarine John Warner will stay close to home

    Submarine John Warner will stay close to home
    The Navy christened the submarine John Warner on Saturday in a star-spangled ceremony at Newport News Shipbuilding that paid homage to the elder statesman of Virginia politics and included a hometown flourish. It will be the first Virginia-class...
  • Guantanamo detainee transfer to Uruguay unlikely before vote: official

    MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - The transfer of six prisoners from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay to Uruguay is unlikely to take place before presidential elections are held in October, a senior Uruguayan official said on Monday. President Josť Mujica...
  • Lockheed Orlando receives more F-35 millions

    Lockheed Orlando receives more F-35 millions
    Lockheed Martin Corp.'s Orlando simulation and training division has captured a major slice of the U.S. military's latest F-35 contract — a $122 million deal to build key support equipment for the much-criticized next-generation stealth fighter....
  • As Islamic State fighters begin to blend in, defeating them no easy matter

    BAQIRTA Iraq/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - (This story has been refiled to fix a typo in the third paragraph, "involving", to make it "evolving") After their lightning takeover in June, flag-waving Islamic State militants paraded through the captured Iraqi city...