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  • Senate OKs budget, but GOP rift over Pentagon emerges

    Senate OKs budget, but GOP rift over Pentagon emerges
    The Senate stayed in session all night to pass a $3.7-trillion Republican budget early Friday, grinding through tough -- but symbolic -- votes that provided the new Congress with a needed achievement. Passage on a strict party line vote, 52-46,...
  • Protests to resume at Horsham drone command site

    In 2013, the Air Force and the Pennsylvania National Guard announced the formation of a drone command center in Horsham Township, Montgomery County. The announcement stated that the facilities would be operational by 2015. In response, peace activists...
  • US sees opportunity in Iran's pullback in Iraq

    The United States persuaded Iraq to sideline Iranian-backed Shiite militias as a condition to American airstrikes in the strategic city of Tikrit, a senior U.S. general said Thursday. The move limits Iran's influence, at least temporarily, and could re-...
  • Senate pushes conservative budget toward approval

    Republicans pushed a balanced-budget blueprint toward post-midnight Senate approval early Friday, laying down conservative markers for a likely veto struggle with President Barack Obama over their plans to end deficits, cut trillions in spending and...
  • Bergdahl charged despite torture, attempts to escape Taliban

    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl says he was tortured repeatedly in the five years he was held captive by the Taliban: beaten with a copper cable, chained, held in a cage and threatened with execution after trying to escape. Bergdahl described his captivity in...
  • U.S. finds itself on both sides at once in Middle East

    The battle for dominance in the Middle East draws on ancient enmity between the Shiite and Sunni branches of Islam, but what drives it is a thoroughly modern struggle for power between Iran and the Arab monarchies led by Saudi Arabia. Now the United...
  • Navy plans fix for catapult problem on carrier Ford

    Navy plans fix for catapult problem on carrier Ford
    The Navy said Thursday it plans to fix the catapults on its newest aircraft carrier so the system doesn't cause too much stress on warplanes fitted with external fuel tanks. Bloomberg News reported that the new catapult system onboard the Gerald R....
  • Analysts: Obama anti-terror plan likely a victim of Saudi push into Yemen's war

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama probably has no choice but to back a Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen, where Iranian-backed Houthi rebels control the capital and were driving on the country's largest seaport. But the campaign is likely to...
  • Pentagon envisions up to 7 more Guantanamo trials

    MIAMI Pentagon officials envision prosecuting at most seven more Guantanamo captives, the most notorious among them an Indonesian man known as Hambali who was once considered the CIA's most wanted terrorist in Southeast Asia, according to just-released...
  • US drops graphic leaflet to possible Islamic State recruits

    The United States military dropped 60,000 copies of a graphic leaflet near the northern Syrian city of Raqqah that depict potential Islamic State recruits being fed into a meat grinder. The leaflets, part of an information campaign to discourage people...
  • Navy jets with extra fuel can't be launched off new US carrier

    WASHINGTON The U.S. Navy's top warplanes can't be launched off its newest aircraft carrier if they're carrying fuel tanks needed to extend their flight range because the ship's high-tech catapults cause too much wear. Military weapons testers view this...