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  • Report: Aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford likely to exceed current cost estimate

    The Navy's cost-managing strategy for aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford "obscures visibility" of its true price tag, and Congress should consider revising the law to improve accountability, a federal watchdog agency said Thursday. The first-in-class...
  • Obama must secure authorization for force in Middle East

    Obama must secure authorization for force in Middle East
    Before President Obama does anything else in the lame-duck Congress or the new one in January, he needs forthrightly to seek an update or new authorization for the new war he's fighting against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Although he has said...
  • TSA expands PreCheck to Naval Academy mids, other military students

    TSA expands PreCheck to Naval Academy mids, other military students
    Midshipmen at the Naval Academy in Annapolis and other students at U.S. military institutions will now be able to pass through airports with a little less hassle. The Transportation Security Administration on Monday extended access to its PreCheck...
  • North Dakota nuclear missile base struggles to recover from scandals

    A bitter wind relentlessly whips across acres of frozen prairie at this remote base, where hundreds of airmen and women stay on alert around the clock to do the unthinkable: launch a nuclear attack. This is the only installation in the nation that hosts...
  • Exclusive: U.S. increasing non-lethal military aid to Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States plans to increase non-lethal military assistance to Ukraine, including deliveries of the first Humvee vehicles, having decided for now not to provide weapons, U.S. officials said. The increase in non-lethal aid to...
  • US sends 5 Guantanamo detainees to European resettlement

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba The Pentagon sent five long-held Arab detainees to resettlement in Europe on Thursday, three to Georgia and two to Slovakia. The transfer, announced after a U.S. C-17 cargo plane cleared Georgian airspace in its two-...
  • 5 Guantanamo detainees released

    5 Guantanamo detainees released
    The United States has released five detainees from its detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, including the first Yemeni detainee to be resettled since 2010, officials said on Thursday. Three of the detainees were sent to the Republic of Georgia,...
  • Charlie Dent to chair veterans' spending panel

    Charlie Dent to chair veterans' spending panel
    Congressman Charlie Dent will chair a House spending panel focused on veterans affairs and military construction. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers, R-KY, on Thursday announced his panel's 12 "cardinals" — Capitol Hill shorthand...
  • Detention at Guantanamo grinds on: 13 years and counting, 148 captives remain

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba The detainee in the cage outside the prison hospital psych ward never broke stride on a treadmill as a knot of reporters went past. Thunk, thunk, thunk, went his feet as he kept the beat behind green sniper netting that...
  • U.S. Air Force 'pretty optimistic' about SpaceX certification

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top U.S. Air Force official on Wednesday said she is "pretty optimistic" that privately held Space Exploration Technologies will eventually be certified to launch U.S. military satellites into orbit but declined comment on the...
  • Deregulation at heart of Japan's new robotics revolution

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Neurosurgeon Tetsuya Goto had just begun testing a robot to perform brain surgery when he discovered Japan was moving to tighten regulations that would shut down his seven-year project.     Over the next dozen years he watched in...