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  • Hagel's exit from Pentagon still leaves administration divided

    Hagel's exit from Pentagon still leaves administration divided
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s resignation Monday amid pressure from the White House clears the way for a new Pentagon leader but still leaves the administration divided over the issues that helped lead to his downfall – most notably how to...
  • Chuck Hagel's firing won't help U.S. foreign policy

     Chuck Hagel's firing won't help U.S. foreign policy
    It is a time-honored tradition in American politics: Whenever the president turns unpopular, he fires someone and brings in a tried and tested veteran to clean house. Thus in 1987, in the middle of the Iran-Contra affair, out went Donald Regan as Ronald...
  • Hagel bows out of an administration adrift

    PARIS -- Chuck Hagel's departure from his post as defense secretary has been attributed to his failure to fit in with the Obama cabinet's crowd. Among his other reported deficiencies was that he was only a sergeant in Vietnam, twice wounded. A twice-...
  • 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...
  • Aging nuclear arsenal grows ever more costly

    Aging nuclear arsenal grows ever more costly
    Pipes, tanks and other equipment rust in the humid Southern air. Leaky roofs leave puddles on factory floors. Abandoned buildings are scattered across an 800-acre site contaminated with hundreds of tons of mercury. If this were a factory making cars...
  • 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...