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  • One dead, two wounded after intruders enter National Security Agency, officials say

    One dead, two wounded after intruders enter National Security Agency, officials say
    A trip that began in Baltimore ended Monday morning with two men dressed as women in a stolen SUV careening toward the entrance to National Security Agency headquarters, where police opened fire, killing one and wounding the other. Officials said an NSA...
  • Defense secretary to talk to students, military families

    A day after addressing U.S. troops based at Fort Drum in northern New York, Defense Secretary Ash Carter is scheduled to visit the Syracuse University campus. Carter is scheduled to speak Tuesday morning at a gathering of students and military families...
  • GOP dilemma: Cut or borrow to boost defense spending?

    GOP dilemma: Cut or borrow to boost defense spending?
    Republican presidential hopefuls are at war with each other over the budget for war. In the U.S. Senate on Thursday, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio proposed billions of extra dollars for the Pentagon. So did Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, but, unlike Mr. Rubio, the...
  • Judge: Accused USS Cole attack plotter gets adequate health care at Guantanamo

    MIAMI In the absence of proof otherwise, Guantanamo prison provides adequate health care to the accused mastermind of the USS Cole bombing as he awaits his death penalty tribunal, a military judge ruled Monday. Abd al Rahim al Nashiri, 50, who...
  • Lawyers: With combat over in Afghanistan, Guantanamo detainees should be released

    MIAMI With U.S. combat operations officially ended in Afghanistan, some U.S. lawyers for five Afghan detainees at Guantanamo wrote the Obama administration Monday asking that the men be let men go. The lawyers invoked President Barack Obama's Jan. 20...
  • US defense chief to visit New York's Fort Drum next week

    The U.S. secretary of defense will be in northern New York to visit Fort Drum, where there are concerns the sprawling Army post will be targeted for troop reductions. Officials at Fort Drum say Defense Secretary Ash Carter will visit Monday to thank 10th...
  • California bill aims to curb police adoption of military surplus

    California bill aims to curb police adoption of military surplus
    One of the surprising details that came to light during the recent debate over local police agencies outfitting themselves with surplus military equipment was the remarkable level of freedom police departments enjoyed in requesting weapons, armored...
  • Aircraft carrier suppliers storm the Beltway

    Aircraft carrier suppliers storm the Beltway
    Harry Epstein has never commanded a Navy strike group, and Lisa Papini doesn't have a cushy Pentagon office. But without small businesses such as theirs, America's mighty aircraft carrier fleet would be dead in the water. Last week, they and dozens of...
  • Iran's role in Iraqi fight against Islamic State a quandary for U.S.

    Iran's role in Iraqi fight against Islamic State a quandary for U.S.
    A major Iraqi military offensive that seeks to oust Islamic State fighters from Saddam Hussein's hometown is placing the U.S. military in a position it has rarely occupied since it invaded Iraq in 2003 — on the sidelines. As many as 30,000 Iraqi...
  • Senate OKs budget, but GOP rift over Pentagon emerges

    Senate OKs budget, but GOP rift over Pentagon emerges
    The Senate stayed in session all night to pass a $3.7-trillion Republican budget early Friday, grinding through tough -- but symbolic -- votes that provided the new Congress with a needed achievement. Passage on a strict party line vote, 52-46,...
  • Technology careers: old losers, new winners

    DEAR JOYCE: My tech-minded son enters a four-year college this year and plans to major in information technology. Fine! But he says he will be happy when he gets his degree and is done with school. Despite my repeated explanations to the contrary, my son...