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  • U.S. appeals court strikes down Guantanamo conviction of bin Laden spokesman

    WASHINGTON A divided appeals court on Friday struck down the conspiracy conviction of a top-level Guantanamo Bay detainee in another blow to the controversial U.S. military commission system. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit...
  • General: New US hub in Iraq could be model

    The Pentagon's top general said Thursday the U.S. military's reach could extend even further into Iraq if the anti-Islamic State campaign gains momentum, and he held out the possibility of eventually recommending to President Barack Obama that U.S. troops...
  • 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....
  • Congress battles over cuts to military commissaries

    Congress battles over cuts to military commissaries
    A bipartisan group of lawmakers that includes Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski is fighting an effort to privatize the commissaries that serve military families at installations such as Fort Meade and Aberdeen Proving Ground. Tucked into a major defense bill...
  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT

    AP: Investigators believe prison employee backed out as getaway driver in escape by 2 killers Investigators believe a female prison employee had agreed to be the getaway driver in last weekend's escape by two killers but never showed up, a person close...
  • Central Florida soldier who died in Afghanistan brought home

    Central Florida soldier who died in Afghanistan brought home
    MELBOURNE — The body of a central Florida soldier who died in Afghanistan has been returned home for burial. The U.S. Department of Defense reported that Sgt. 1st Class Pablo "Ponch" A. Ruiz died May 24 in Bagram, Afghanistan, in a noncombat-...
  • Obama's eerie silence about cyberwar

    Obama's eerie silence about cyberwar
    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...
  • Whistleblowers describe woes of reporting crimes, waste in federal agencies

    WASHINGTON In 2013, Taylor Johnson, a senior special agent in the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Investigation, uncovered money laundering, bank and wire fraud, and ties to both organized crime and high-ranking politicians in a federal...
  • 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...
  • It's time for Congress to deal with torture

    It's time for Congress to deal with torture
    As Congress debates the mammoth bill known as the National Defense Authorization Act, Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) are pressing their colleagues to include an amendment that would strengthen the prohibition against the...