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  • Guantanamo judge steps down from USS Cole case, names Air Force successor

    MIAMI The chief judge of the Guantanamo war court quit the USS Cole case on Thursday and assigned a U.S. Air Force colonel to preside at the likely first death-penalty trial of the Obama administration's military commissions. Army Col. James L. Pohl said...
  • Bill seeks to help reduce suicides among veterans

    WASHINGTON The mother of a decorated Marine who took his life moved from grief to action Thursday as she called on Congress to do more to help stem the spike in veterans' suicides. Susan Selke described the tragic saga of her son, Marine Corps Sgt....
  • U.S. defense chief voices confidence in grounded F-35 fleet

    EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told military fliers on Thursday the stealthy F-35 attack plane had "issues" but was still "the future for our fighter aircraft" despite a fire that grounded the fleet and...
  • Threat of terrorism remains

    Things seem to go from bad to worse in the blood-soaked Middle East, Civil war still rages in Syria, even as ISIS gobbles up swaths of Iraq and Syria. After years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, many Americans are tempted to wash their hands of the...
  • Engine fire triggers new turbulence for Lockheed's F-35 jet

    Engine fire triggers new turbulence for Lockheed's F-35 jet
    RAF FAIRFORD England (Reuters) - Borne of the last downturn in U.S. military spending in the 1990s, Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter was intended as a quick and affordable way for the United States and its allies to replace thousands of...
  • Northrop favors California over Florida for building bomber

    Northrop favors California over Florida for building bomber
    Florida's hopes of becoming the manufacturing site for the stealth bomber of the future appear to have been dashed by California, though the Sunshine State may still capture a share of the multibillion-dollar business. Northrop Grumman Corp. has decided...
  • Unprepared U.S. officials missed Baghdadi's likely al-Qaida connection during 2004 detention

    WASHINGTON When the U.S. military detained Abu Bakr al Baghdadi in Iraq in 2004, it was too inexperienced at dealing with suspected terrorists to know what kind of threat he potentially posed when it released him just 10 months later, those who worked...
  • Peggy Gandy Windsor: Globe-trotting mom lived a life of service

     Peggy Gandy Windsor: Globe-trotting mom lived a life of service
    Peggy Windsor was known for her fascinating tales. And she had plenty of experiences from which to draw. There was her time with the Central Intelligence Agency, her international travels alongside a war-hero husband and her invaluable service to...
  • Congress is not transparent enough about its intelligence oversight [Commentary]

    Congress is not transparent enough about its intelligence oversight [Commentary]
    Congress is currently debating changes to the legally authorized, court-supervised and administration-managed bulk records collection programs. The most widely known of these being Section 215 of the Patriot Act, which is used by the National Security...
  • How do you "make" democracy?

    Barring the increasingly influential Isolationist/Tea Party wing of the American electorate, opinion is and always has been that the United States is the messenger of democracy to a world that usually hasn't earned it and probably doesn't deserve it. The...
  • USDA updates recall of tainted chicken to include military bases

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. military bases and military commissaries in five states that supply food to personnel and their families are among the outlets believed to have received salmonella-tainted chicken produced by Foster Farms, the U.S. Department of...