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U.S. Department of Defense

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  • Futuristic 'Hoverbike' to be developed in Harford County

    Futuristic 'Hoverbike' to be developed in Harford County
    Looking like something out of the Star Wars movie "Return of the Jedi," a Hoverbike may be much closer to reality. A Harford County defense firm is helping a British firm to develop a bike-like hovering craft for the U.S. Department of Defense, Maryland...
  • Free family fun: Pfac offers free admission to military families

    Free family fun: Pfac offers free admission to military families
    The Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Newport News is offering free admission to active duty military personnel through Labor Day. PFAC is participating in the Blue Star Museums program, a collaboration of the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star...
  • DoD: Reshape 'blended retirement' to better protect service members

    Military leaders and Department of Defense pay experts have presented to Congress a reshaped version of that new "blended retirement" system for future service members, saying this one "best enables us to maintain the readiness of the All-Volunteer Force....
  • General: New US hub in Iraq could be model

    The Pentagon's top general said Thursday the U.S. military's reach could extend even further into Iraq if the anti-Islamic State campaign gains momentum, and he held out the possibility of eventually recommending to President Barack Obama that U.S. troops...
  • U.S. appeals court strikes down Guantanamo conviction of bin Laden spokesman

    WASHINGTON A divided appeals court on Friday struck down the conspiracy conviction of a top-level Guantanamo Bay detainee in another blow to the controversial U.S. military commission system. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit...
  • Officials: Second hack exposed military and intel data

    Officials: Second hack exposed military and intel data
    Hackers linked to China appear to have gained access to the sensitive background information submitted by intelligence and military personnel for security clearances, several U.S. officials said Friday, describing a second cyberbreach of federal records...
  • Appeals court sets aside conviction of bin Laden assistant

    A federal appeals court on Friday threw out the only remaining conviction against a Guantanamo Bay detainee who had served as Osama bin Laden's personal assistant, setting new restrictions on the use of military commissions to try terror suspects. The U....
  • Pentagon: Price tag for war on Islamic State is $2.7 billion

    The U.S. has spent more than $2.7 billion on the war against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria since bombings began last August, and the average daily cost is now more than $9 million, the Pentagon said Thursday. Releasing a detailed breakdown of...
  • House passes defense spending bill

    The House on Thursday approved a $579 billion defense spending bill that offers a slight pay raise to U.S. troops, but reflects deep divisions on budget priorities and whether President Barack Obama needs new war powers to fight Islamic State militants....
  • Afghanistan gets 'mini-Pentagon' as troops struggle

    They call it the "mini-Pentagon" -- a white marble building in the heart of Afghanistan's capital built with U.S. funds to serve as the headquarters of a modern military more than a decade in the making. But the newly constructed building is a world...
  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT

    AP: Investigators believe prison employee backed out as getaway driver in escape by 2 killers Investigators believe a female prison employee had agreed to be the getaway driver in last weekend's escape by two killers but never showed up, a person close...