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  • US says IS suspect in Benghazi attack killed in airstrike

    An Islamic State operative suspected of involvement in the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, has been killed in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq, the Pentagon said Monday. Ali Awni al-Harzi "operated closely with multiple ISIL-...
  • Members of UCLA football team using helmets with sensors

    Members of UCLA football team using helmets with sensors
    More than 20 UCLA football players have begun wearing helmets equipped with sensors that "measure hits to the head," the school announced Friday. The sensors are part of an ongoing effort by UCLA researchers and the athletic department to better...
  • Wounded warriors compete in athletic games in Quantico, Va.

    The spirit of competition is bringing about 270 wounded warriors to Quantico, Virginia, for 10 days of athletic games. The Department of Defense Warrior Games begin with opening ceremonies Friday at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. The games will...
  • At DARPA challenge, rescue robots show future of disaster relief

    At DARPA challenge, rescue robots show future of disaster relief
    In a narrow parking lot, Brett Kennedy and Sisir Karumanchi stand around what looks like a suitcase. But then four limbs extend from its sides, bending and clicking into position. Two spread out like legs and two rise up like arms as the robot goes...
  • Newport News shipyard gets big contract for carrier Kennedy

     Newport News shipyard gets big contract for carrier Kennedy
    In a long-awaited move, the Navy on Friday awarded nearly $4.3 billion to Huntington Ingalls Industries to build the second Ford-class aircraft carrier, the John F. Kennedy. The major piece is a $3.352 billion detail design and construction contract....
  • 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...
  • Obama said to consider more US troops to train Iraqi forces

    WASHINGTON The Pentagon is preparing recommendations to send hundreds more U.S. troops to Iraq to speed training of the country's military forces in response to a request from the White House, two U.S. officials said. Options include sending 500 to 1,500...
  • Obama's cyber silence leaves U.S. unprepared

    Obama's cyber silence leaves U.S. unprepared
    Although many details of the massive cyberattack against U.S. government personnel records are still not public, its strategic implications are plain. Washington remains unprepared in cyberspace, floundering and unable to articulate its intentions and...
  • Congress standoff on US spending focuses this time on Defense

    WASHINGTON Members of Congress are raising the risk of a U.S. government shutdown this year as the latest spending standoff focuses on a high-stakes target: the annual Defense Department policy bill, usually backed by large majorities. Democrats are...
  • US orders more troops to Iraq, but no overhaul of strategy

    President Barack Obama ordered the deployment of up to 450 more American troops to Iraq on Wednesday in an effort to reverse major battlefield losses to the Islamic State, an escalation but not a significant shift in the struggling U.S. strategy to defeat...
  • White House boosts troops, shifts tactics in Iraq

    White House boosts troops, shifts tactics in Iraq
    Pentagon officials have warned for months that Islamic State, a Sunni extremist group that President Obama initially dismissed as a “JV team,” is nimble, aggressive and unlike any previous terrorist group. On Wednesday, the militants' latest...