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U.S. Department of Defense

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  • F-35 No Show

    FARNBOROUGH, England — Notable by its absence at the world's biggest aerospace industry gathering on Monday was Lockheed-Martin's Joint Strike Fighter. The warplane is grounded following an engine fire last month although Lockheed hopes it will...
  • B-2 stealth bomber, at age 25, to get major upgrades from Air Force

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. The most intimidating aircraft in the world is 25 years old this week and is about to become even more advanced. The nation's fleet of B-2 stealth bombers, the pride of Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri, is poised to get nearly $10...
  • Fred Hiatt: Needed — A new team of rivals for Obama

    Maybe it is time for a shake-up. President Obama's second-term staffing was always going to be a risk. He abandoned his first term's team of rivals for a closer-knit team of loyalists. The bet was that he was assured enough in the job to no longer need...
  • Air Force cuts to hit Langley AFB

    Air Force cuts to hit Langley AFB
    The Air Force plans to cut 742 positions at Air Combat Command headquarters, located at Langley Air Force Base, as part of an overall downsizing and reorganization. However, it is too early to determine the real-life impact on personnel and their...
  • Mount Dora Junior ROTC cadets visit nation's capital

    Thirty-two Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets from Mount Dora High School visited Washington D.C., from June 16 to 23. The cadets toured the Pentagon, Smithsonian museums, National Museum of the Marine Corps, National Museum of the...
  • Iraqi army remains on defensive as extent of June debacle becomes clearer

    IRBIL, Iraq Five weeks after Islamist fighters stormed across northern and western Iraq in a surprise offensive that nearly reached the outskirts of the Iraqi capital, virtually every captured location remains firmly in rebel hands, while the central...
  • Navy nurse refuses to force-feed Guantanamo detainees

    In the first known rebellion against Guantanamo's force-feeding policy, a Navy medical officer recently refused to continue managing tube-feedings of prison hunger strikers and was reassigned to "alternative duties." A prison camp spokesman, Navy Capt....
  • U.S. Lifts F-35 Grounding But Skips British Air Show

    U.S. military officials have approved limited flights of Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter jets after a nearly month-long grounding, but scrapped plans for the new U.S. warplane's much-anticipated international debut in Britain. The F-35, the world's...
  • Guantanamo judge's secret order on secret motion is so secret defense lawyers can't see it

    In the latest installment of the Guantanamo war court's most mysterious legal filings two motions so secret that the public can't know their titles an Army judge has issued a classified order to prosecutors that even the defense lawyers can't see. The...
  • USS George Washington refueling delayed, but funding looks good

     USS George Washington refueling delayed, but funding looks good
    Back in March, the Pentagon said it wanted a stronger signal from Congress on refueling the aircraft carrier USS George Washington. If not, the Navy would move to retire the ship. Based on what happened Tuesday, consider the signal sent, Virginia's...
  • Avoid 'mission creep' in Iraq

    "Mission creep" is the process whereby a military commitment made under one rationale morphs into something larger and more dangerous.That is exactly the risk the Obama administration is running in Iraq. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint...