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  • Former CIA captives get stop-and-go video chats home from Guantanamo

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba Two former CIA captives at Guantanamo have been granted time-delayed, 30-minute video-chats with family the first nearly live conversations with home by men who disappeared into the spy agency's secret prison network a...
  • Privatized housing residents to feel BAH pinch too

    Families living in privatized military housing units will not escape the impact of moves Congress made last month to dampen the value of Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH), says a Defense Department housing expert who is coordinating with service...
  • Potential cuts to hours, days, discounts at commissaries

    Potential cuts to hours, days, discounts at commissaries
    A proposal would cut the hours, days of operation, and deep discounts that commissaries provide to the men and women in the armed services and their families, the Navy Times reported. The draft budget for fiscal year 2016 deals with a Department of...
  • Abolish West Point--and the other service academies, too

    Most Americans are familiar with the prestige that surrounds the United States military service academies. Various names and phrases, spoken like solemn incantations, attest to their sacrosanct status: the Point, the Long Gray Line, Annapolis, cadets....
  • Qatar's ties to militants complicate relations with U.S., neighbors

    Qatar's ties to militants complicate relations with U.S., neighbors
    Even in a part of the world where tangled alliances are as common as sweet tea, one would be hard-pressed to find a country where the same few sweltering square miles house the sprawling operations hub for a huge U.S.-led air war and provide plush...
  • 5 reasons why Americans should tune into news about political crisis in Yemen

    Yemen's U.S.-backed president stepped down this week after Houthi rebels seized the capital of Sanaa, further destabilizing the region and hampering America's ability to fight al-Qaida and other extremists targeting the West. The country's parliament will...
  • Interior Secretary announces federal permit for SunZia transmission during New Mexico visit

    A proposed $2 billion transmission line that would carry electricity generated by renewable resources in New Mexico and Arizona to markets across the West is one step closer to being in service after clearing its final federal hurdle. U.S. Interior...
  • Obama's renewed push to close Guantanamo prison is seen as promising

    Obama's renewed push to close Guantanamo prison is seen as promising
    President Obama has recharged his campaign for closing the Guantanamo Bay detention center with a strategy legal experts say holds out new hope of achieving that signature objective of his presidency. After years of being thwarted by Congress from...
  • U.S. halts some counterterror efforts in Yemen

    U.S. halts some counterterror efforts in Yemen
    The Obama administration has been forced to suspend certain counterterrorism operations with Yemen in the aftermath of the collapse of its government, according to U.S. officials, a move that eases pressure on al-Qaida's most dangerous franchise....
  • S. Fla. computer worker: I stole military secrets

    S. Fla. computer worker: I stole military secrets
    A South Florida man with a mysterious past pleaded guilty Friday to spying and immigration fraud, crimes committed while he worked as a government contractor on a U.S. military base in Honduras. Christopher Glenn, 34, of West Palm Beach, admitted he...
  • Tensions emerge between Iraq, US-led coalition in battle against Islamic State group

    Iraqi commanders heavily dependent on outside support to defeat the Islamic State group are increasingly voicing frustration over the U.S.-led coalition's efforts, complaining of miscommunication, failed deliveries of weapons, inadequate training and...