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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Full-body scanners may replace some genital searches at Guantanamo

    MIAMI Giving new meaning to the military's motto of transparent detention, the Guantanamo Bay war-on-terror prison is shopping for devices to conduct full-body scans at its outpost in southeast Cuba. The prison has invited businesses to bid on delivery...
  • Lockheed snags $200M deal for advanced naval missiles

    Lockheed snags $200M deal for advanced naval missiles
    Lockheed Martin Corp.'s Orlando missiles group has reeled in a contract worth up to $200 million to fast-track its development of a new advanced naval combat missile, the company confirmed Monday. Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control landed the...
  • Same-sex marriage, immigration, and Constitution: Letters

    Same-sex marriage I commend the Orlando Sentinel for its editorial urging positive rulings in the pending lawsuits seeking to overturn Florida's laws banning same-sex marriage ("Past time to end state's same-sex marriage ban," Sunday). As a gay...
  • Boats meant for Afghan police sit idle in Yorktown

    Boats meant for Afghan police sit idle in Yorktown
    YORK — Eight boats purchased with more than $3 million meant for reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan have been sitting unused at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown for more than three years. An inquiry from the federal Office of the Special...
  • Iraqi Parliament won't meet until August; insurgents kill key general

    IRBIL, Iraq Iraq's hopes of regaining control of nearly half the country from Sunni extremists suffered dual setbacks Monday, with the Iraqi Parliament once again failing to form a new government as insurgents killed a top military officer who was leading...
  • 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...
  • Gary Olson: 'Your father was never the same person after the war'

    Because my 33-year-old father was on the verge of embarking for Europe and the allied invasion of Italy, my birth certificate reads: U.S. Army Hospital, Fort Benning, Ga. When he finally returned, Pfc. Lee Olson's decorations included a Purple Heart medal...