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  • B-2 stealth bomber, at age 25, to get major upgrades from Air Force

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. The most intimidating aircraft in the world is 25 years old this week and is about to become even more advanced. The nation's fleet of B-2 stealth bombers, the pride of Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri, is poised to get nearly $10...
  • Unprepared U.S. officials missed Baghdadi's likely al-Qaida connection during 2004 detention

    WASHINGTON When the U.S. military detained Abu Bakr al Baghdadi in Iraq in 2004, it was too inexperienced at dealing with suspected terrorists to know what kind of threat he potentially posed when it released him just 10 months later, those who worked...
  • Peggy Gandy Windsor: Globe-trotting mom lived a life of service

     Peggy Gandy Windsor: Globe-trotting mom lived a life of service
    Peggy Windsor was known for her fascinating tales. And she had plenty of experiences from which to draw. There was her time with the Central Intelligence Agency, her international travels alongside a war-hero husband and her invaluable service to...
  • Lockheed snags $200M deal for advanced naval missiles

    Lockheed snags $200M deal for advanced naval missiles
    Lockheed Martin Corp.'s Orlando missiles group has reeled in a contract worth up to $200 million to fast-track its development of a new advanced naval combat missile, the company confirmed Monday. Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control landed the...
  • Iraqi army remains on defensive as extent of June debacle becomes clearer

    IRBIL, Iraq Five weeks after Islamist fighters stormed across northern and western Iraq in a surprise offensive that nearly reached the outskirts of the Iraqi capital, virtually every captured location remains firmly in rebel hands, while the central...
  • Navy nurse refuses to force-feed Guantanamo detainees

    In the first known rebellion against Guantanamo's force-feeding policy, a Navy medical officer recently refused to continue managing tube-feedings of prison hunger strikers and was reassigned to "alternative duties." A prison camp spokesman, Navy Capt....
  • Expansion of 'secret' facility in Iraq suggests closer U.S.-Kurd ties

    IRBIL, Iraq A supposedly secret but locally well-known CIA station on the outskirts of Irbil's airport is undergoing rapid expansion as the United States considers whether to engage in a war against Islamist militants who've seized control of half of Iraq...
  • Guantanamo judge's secret order on secret motion is so secret defense lawyers can't see it

    In the latest installment of the Guantanamo war court's most mysterious legal filings two motions so secret that the public can't know their titles an Army judge has issued a classified order to prosecutors that even the defense lawyers can't see. The...
  • Iraqi Parliament won't meet until August; insurgents kill key general

    IRBIL, Iraq Iraq's hopes of regaining control of nearly half the country from Sunni extremists suffered dual setbacks Monday, with the Iraqi Parliament once again failing to form a new government as insurgents killed a top military officer who was leading...
  • Guantanamo judge steps down from USS Cole case, names Air Force successor

    MIAMI The chief judge of the Guantanamo war court quit the USS Cole case on Thursday and assigned a U.S. Air Force colonel to preside at the likely first death-penalty trial of the Obama administration's military commissions. Army Col. James L. Pohl said...
  • Full-body scanners may replace some genital searches at Guantanamo

    MIAMI Giving new meaning to the military's motto of transparent detention, the Guantanamo Bay war-on-terror prison is shopping for devices to conduct full-body scans at its outpost in southeast Cuba. The prison has invited businesses to bid on delivery...