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  • Pakistan offensive disrupting militant attacks, U.S. says

    Pakistan offensive disrupting militant attacks, U.S. says
    A six-week Pakistani army offensive has succeeded in disrupting the militant groups that have long enjoyed free rein in the rugged North Waziristan tribal region along the border with Afghanistan, Obama administration officials say. But proof of the...
  • Langley job cuts: More clarity coming soon

    Langley job cuts: More clarity coming soon
    Within 30 days, the Air Force should provide specifics about the depth of job cuts at Langley Air Force Base, allowing local leaders to determine the extent of the economic damage. Meanwhile, the Air Force has agreed to consider Langley for a new center...
  • Democrats see 2 congressional primaries in Central Florida

    Democrats see 2 congressional primaries in Central Florida
    Three Democrats are battling in the August 26 primary for the chance to face Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Dan Webster this fall, and another Democrat is taking on Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson in the primary. District 10 Webster of...
  • Obama, Europe's leaders hit Russia with stiff sanctions

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama and European leaders on Tuesday slapped their toughest sanctions yet on Russia's energy, arms and finance sectors to protests Russian involvement in Ukraine. But the measures stopped short of steps that might inflict...
  • Army boat seeks second career as ... dinner cruiser?

    Army boat seeks second career as ... dinner cruiser?
    An Army boat is on the auction block at Fort Eustis, and it's a real fixer-upper. The successful buyer might want to invest in engines, shafts, propeller screws and a radio. This particular model comes without those accessories. A few rust spots might...
  • Obama needs to work on his foreign policy, not his golf game

    Nero fiddled while Rome burned. On Saturday, President Obama played golf while his foreign policy, and that of the nation he leads, was going up in smoke. Literally. Saturday was the day the State Department ordered the evacuation of the U.S. Embassy in...
  • Sen. Mark Warner presses case for Langley F-22 pilot

    Sen. Mark Warner presses case for Langley F-22 pilot
    A frustrated Sen. Mark R. Warner is pushing the Defense Department to resolve the case of a whistle-blowing F-22 Raptor pilot from Langley Air Force Base — and to do it soon. The case of Capt. Joshua Wilson, a member of the Virginia Air National...
  • Pentagon, Army to review plagiarism allegations against Sen. Walsh

    The Defense Department and the Department of the Army will be reviewing the plagiarism allegations against Sen. John Walsh of Montana, according to a spokeswoman for the U.S. Army War College, where Walsh allegedly used the work of other people in his...
  • Teen's body discovered on U.S. military plane at base in Germany

    Teen's body discovered on U.S. military plane at base in Germany
    The body of a teen stowaway was found in the wheel well of a U.S. military plane in Germany on Sunday night, military officials said. The victim, described as an "adolescent black male, possibly of African origins," was found during a routine inspection...
  • Pro and con on the military's transgender ban

    To the editor: Thank you for publicizing the U.S. military's ban on transgender service members and that it is based on outdated, inaccurate information. ("It's time to end the ban against transgender soldiers," Editorial, July 23) I am a former Army...
  • Republican first round pits Rand Paul vs. Rick Perry

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky are the first would-be contenders for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination to go mano-a-mano. The fight is sharply drawn. In an op-ed in The Washington Post, Perry warned of a growing...