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  • Pentagon: media lacking patience at start of Islamic State fight

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon on Tuesday criticized some media coverage for lacking patience at the start of a long fight against the Islamic State, cautioning that progress would take time and saying "we cannot bomb them into obscurity" in Syria...
  • Program enlists midshipmen for bone marrow donation

    Program enlists midshipmen for bone marrow donation
    When it comes to potential bone marrow donors, midshipmen at the Naval Academy are just the right candidates. They're a young, healthy and ethnically diverse bunch. And more than 2,000 of them have now joined a program, supported by the Pentagon, to...
  • Obama's mixed messages on war

    It's funny how President Obama is always talking about "I" and "me" whenever it makes him look good, but suddenly it's "they" and "we" when mistakes are made. For instance, for years, Obama boasted about how he ended the Iraq war and how he withdrew...
  • Boeing plans 2,000 job cuts in defense work

    In the latest drain of high-paying Boeing jobs out of Washington state, the jet maker's defense division said Monday it will shift about 2,000 jobs, mostly in engineering, out of the region by 2017. Some workers with critical skills will be offered...
  • Families, veterans hope 'Lost 74' of 1969 tragedy will finally be counted

    SEATTLE For more years than Navy Ensign Alan Armstrong was alive, his family has been seeking greater recognition of his death. "He was a bright young man, with tremendous potential, a beautiful young wife and a new baby," said Glen Rice, of Edmonds,...
  • US must be better prepared if terrorists wipe out the White House and Congress

    The following editorial appeared in the Kansas City Star on Sunday, Sept. 28: The recent 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks should have served as a reminder of something that hasn't changed in all that time but needs to: the ability of...
  • Government wants to close Guantanamo forced-feeding hearing

    The Obama administration, which has systematically shrouded the long-running hunger strike at Guantanamo in secrecy, has asked a federal judge to shut the public out of a hearing on one captive's challenge of prison forced-feeding policy. Justice...
  • U.S., Kurds strike at Islamic State in Syria

    U.S., Kurds strike at Islamic State in Syria
    U.S. warplanes attacked Islamic State targets in Syria overnight, in raids that a group monitoring the war said killed civilians as well as jihadist fighters. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strikes hit mills and grain...
  • Boeing plans 2,000 cuts in defense work

    Boeing will announce Monday afternoon that over the next three years it will move significant defense work out of the Puget Sound region in Washington State, affecting the jobs of about 2,000 employees, according to people with detailed knowledge of the...
  • New documents show legal basis for NSA surveillance programs

    New documents show legal basis for NSA surveillance programs
    NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Documents released by the U.S. government show it views an executive order issued in 1981 as the basis of most of the National Security Agency's surveillance activities, the American Civil Liberties Union said on Monday....
  • Islamic State fight seen costing U.S. $2.4 billion or more annually

    Islamic State fight seen costing U.S. $2.4 billion or more annually
    U.S. military efforts against Islamic State have cost nearly $1 billion so far and are likely to run between $2.4 billion and $3.8 billion per year if air and ground operations continue at the current pace, according to a think tank analysis. But a...