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  • California's crime rate may be falling, but my dystopian nightmares are rising

    California's crime rate may be falling, but my dystopian nightmares are rising
    Crime is falling in California. Yet the state's police agencies have one of the highest concentrations of surplus military hardware in the United States. People started paying more attention to a post-9/11 Defense Department program to transfer military...
  • Gen. Dempsey: Islamic State dispersing into urban areas in Iraq

    Militants in Iraq are seeking to blunt the effectiveness of U.S. airstrikes by dispersing their forces into urban areas and increasingly adopting terror tactics such as suicide attacks and bombings, says a senior American military officer. “What...
  • Marine from Suffolk killed in Afghanistan

    Marine from Suffolk killed in Afghanistan
    A Marine from Suffolk was killed in Afghanistan this week, according to a U.S. Department of Defense statement. Sgt. Charles C. Strong, 28, died Monday in Herat province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations, the Pentagon said Wednesday....
  • Islamic State campaign tests Obama's commitment to Mideast allies

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After about 15 hours of flying and five hours of meetings, sleep finally caught up with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Baghdad. It was 6:04 p.m.  After sinking into his seat at the center of the cavernous interior of a C-...
  • Military job fair at Fort Eustis on Thursday

    The Fort Eustis Club will be the site of a job fair Thursday that is open to all branches of the military, including the reserve, National Guard, retirees, recently separated veterans and military spouses. It runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More than 50...
  • U.S. House passes Fed audit bill; measure seen doomed in Senate

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill on Wednesday that would open up Federal Reserve monetary policy decisions to a congressional audit, reviving a measure passed in 2012. But the legislation approved by...
  • Los Angeles schools police to return grenade launchers to U.S.: L.A. Times newspaper

    (Reuters) - Los Angeles schools' police said on Tuesday it would give up three grenade launchers it acquired for free through a federal program now facing mounting scrutiny for supplying local agencies with military-grade equipment, the L.A Times...
  • Top U.S. general urges Congress to think again on defense cuts

    WIESBADEN Germany (Reuters) - Congress should look hard at whether to continue automatic budget cuts that weaken the U.S. military at a time when security around the world is deteriorating, a top U.S. general said on Wednesday. The rapid advance of...
  • U.S. leaders call for 'war' on Ebola outbreak, pledge troops

    U.S. leaders call for 'war' on Ebola outbreak, pledge troops
    ATLANTA (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers called for a government-funded "war" to contain West Africa's deadly Ebola epidemic before it threatens more countries, building on an American pledge to send 3,000 military engineers and medical personnel to combat...
  • L.A. schools police will return grenade launchers but keep rifles, armored vehicle

    Los Angeles Unified school police officials said Tuesday that the department will relinquish some of the military weaponry it acquired through a federal program that furnishes local law enforcement with surplus equipment. The move comes as education and...
  • Richard Blumenthal Unsatisfied After Questioning Hagel on ISIS Mission

    Richard Blumenthal Unsatisfied After Questioning Hagel on ISIS Mission
    Washington -- Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., was one of several lawmakers on Tuesday who tried to pin down top Pentagon officials on the administration's new campaign to target Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria, and they were not satisfied with the...