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  • Kerry urges caution over timing of torture report release

    Kerry urges caution over timing of torture report release
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday privately expressed concern about the timing of the release of a long-awaited Congressional report criticizing the CIA's use of harsh interrogation methods days before it was expected to be released. Kerry's...
  • In revenge, Pakistani Taliban strike school, killing at least 141

    ISLAMABAD Pakistan suffered the worst terrorist attack of a seven-year Taliban insurgency Tuesday when militants rampaged through an army-run high school in the northern city of Peshawar, killing at least 141 people, mostly students, in what the militants...
  • Car bombs hit school bus in Yemen; at least 15 girls die

    A pair of car bombs in central Yemen on Tuesday killed at least 25 people, nearly two-thirds of them schoolgirls whose bus was hit, Yemeni officials said. A Shiite Muslim rebel group blamed Al Qaeda for causing the girls’ deaths in a botched...
  • Commissary funding restored; base tobacco prices rising

    Commissary funding restored; base tobacco prices rising
    House and Senate conferees negotiating a package to fund the Department of Defense through September 2015 have protected commissary operations by restoring 90 percent of a planned $100 million cut. Once again lawmakers thwarted a cost-saving...
  • Air Force: Boeing cost overrun on tanker project jumps to $1.5 billion

    SEATTLE Boeing engineers and mechanics are scrambling to meet an already stretched out schedule and get the 767-based platform for the Air Force's new KC-46 refueling tanker into the air by year end, with an internal flight target of Dec. 27. That's...
  • 9/11 defendant claims rough treatment by Guantanamo guards; war court sidesteps issue

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba The attorney for an accused 9/11 plotter lost a bid Monday to hold an emergency war court hearing seeking urgent medical care following an episode of alleged brutal treatment at the prison's clandestine lockup for former...
  • Naval officials honor Sen. Mark Kirk's service in retirement ceremony

     Naval officials honor Sen. Mark Kirk's service in retirement ceremony
    WASHINGTON — A military retirement ceremony was held Monday at the Pentagon for Sen. Mark Kirk, the Illinois Republican who spent 23 years in the Navy Reserve, his spokeswoman said. Kirk, who suffered a major stroke in January 2012, retired from...
  • Maryland reservists gear up for Ebola mission

    Maryland reservists gear up for Ebola mission
    Children bustled through the corridors of an Army Reserve facility just south of the city line Saturday as soldiers gathered for the last family day before some of them head out to West Africa to fight the deadly Ebola outbreak. Lt. Stylianos Kutob said...
  • Key to defeating ISIS is ideas, not arms

    There is a military term of art that has deep significance in our fight against ISIS. It captures the idea that there is an identifiable source of enemy power that, if successfully attacked, will lead to our enemy's strategic defeat. That enemy strength...
  • Two psychologists' role in CIA torture program comes into focus

    Two psychologists' role in CIA torture program comes into focus
    In the "Salt Pit," a then-secret CIA prison in Afghanistan, John "Bruce" Jessen watched carefully in late 2002 as five agency officers rushed into a darkened cell and grabbed an Afghan detainee named Gul Rahman. "It was thoroughly planned and rehearsed,...
  • After Senate report, 9/11 judge tells prosecutors to review secret court record

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba The judge overseeing the 9/11 mass-murder trial has ordered prosecutors to go back and look at secrets sealed up in the court record to assess what the public can now see in light of this week's revelations in the Senate...