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  • Hampton's Langley Air Force Base passed over for support center

    Hampton's Langley Air Force Base passed over for support center
    Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas was chosen over Langley Air Force Base in Hampton to host the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Headquarters (AFIMSC), the Air Force announced Wednesday. While it's a blow to plans that would have...
  • Bill to prevent veterans' suicides raises questions about funding

    WASHINGTON A bill to reduce suicides among veterans stalled in the Senate last month despite its heartrending cause and strong bipartisan support. Now it's on the verge of final passage thanks to the departure of its main critic. Veterans were infuriated...
  • With Yemen's president out, US ponders its campaign against al-Qaida

    WASHINGTON Yemen, for years a showpiece of U.S. counterterrorism efforts against the world's most active al-Qaida branch, plunged into a dark and uncertain period Thursday with the resignation of the president and his Cabinet after a militant takeover....
  • AP Interview: Iraqi premier appeals for more aid to ground troops battling Islamic State

    Iraq's prime minister on Wednesday appealed for more aid for the country's beleaguered ground forces, which have yet to score a decisive victory against the Islamic State group despite five months of U.S.-led coalition air raids. In an interview with The...
  • New Generation Of Veterans Has Higher Suicide Risk, Study Finds

    New Generation Of Veterans Has Higher Suicide Risk, Study Finds
    Justin Eldridge's family will never fully understand why nothing seemed to ease the anguish of the young Marine and father of five as he wrestled with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury after a deployment to Afghanistan in 2004-05....
  • Defense contractors see opportunity in cybersecurity sector

    Defense contractors see opportunity in cybersecurity sector
    After a year that saw destructive cyberattacks on major U.S. companies, President Obama's call to stiffen America's digital defenses could help bolster the bottom lines of top defense and aerospace contractors facing cutbacks in Pentagon spending. In...
  • President Obama's State of the Union address

    President Obama's State of the Union address
    This is the full text, as prepared for delivery, of President Obama's sixth State of the Union address. Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans: We are fifteen years into this new century. Fifteen years that dawned...
  • Pentagon could send more than 1,000 troops to train fighters for Syria

    Pentagon could send more than 1,000 troops to train fighters for Syria
    After months of delay, the Pentagon announced plans Friday to send several hundred U.S. troops to help train and equip Syrian rebel fighters to battle Islamic State militants. Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said more than 1,000 U.S. trainers...
  • How terrorist hackers are ruffling the U.S. military

    Pentagon officials have started calling retired generals to let them know that their home addresses, private emails and other personal information appeared in a document that was publicized globally by a group claiming to support the Islamic State....
  • Trudy Rubin: Displaced Syrian children are ripe for terrorist plucking

    While Europeans worry about those who have gone to Syria to train with ISIS, millions of Syrian children are at risk of becoming terrorist recruits. According to a 2014 report by UNICEF (the U.N. agency for children), at least three million children...
  • How a sexual predator operated under the radar at an Army base

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. A government investigation into how an Army drill sergeant was able to prey on several female trainees finds numerous lapses in reporting and protocol up and down the chain of command. In September, military police Staff Sgt. Angel...