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  • Instead of bombing bridges abroad, we should building new ones at home

    More spending on the military is not what this country needs. A Republican-backed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2016 has passed the House of Representatives. It would raise military spending over current levels. President Barack Obama is...
  • Obama's cuts leave every military branch weaker than on 9/11

    A "tiger mom" might go ballistic if her child came home with a "needs improvement" on his kindergarten report card. But most adults wouldn't panic. They know there is time to get the kid up to standard before the deadline for that Harvard application...
  • Point Blank, bullet-proof vest maker, sold in Pompano Beach

    Point Blank, bullet-proof vest maker, sold in Pompano Beach
    Point Blank, one of Pompano Beach's largest employers, has been sold to JLL Partners, a private equity firm in New York. Sun Capital Partners in Boca Raton sold the maker of bullet-proof vests for the police and military. The purchase price was not...
  • House panel OKs bill punishing State over Benghazi response

    Over White House objections, a House panel approved a bill Thursday that withholds hundreds of millions of dollars from the State Department until it produces more documents to lawmakers investigating the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic post...
  • From Navy post in Afghanistan, Waukegan principal salutes grads

    From Navy post in Afghanistan, Waukegan principal salutes grads
    Brian Riegler is a world away from the Waukegan High School students who will walk the graduation stage and earn diplomas Friday. The WHS principal is a Navy commander currently serving in Afghanistan, where he was deployed in May. Even though the...
  • Congress standoff on US spending focuses this time on Defense

    WASHINGTON Members of Congress are raising the risk of a U.S. government shutdown this year as the latest spending standoff focuses on a high-stakes target: the annual Defense Department policy bill, usually backed by large majorities. Democrats are...
  • Obama said to consider more US troops to train Iraqi forces

    WASHINGTON The Pentagon is preparing recommendations to send hundreds more U.S. troops to Iraq to speed training of the country's military forces in response to a request from the White House, two U.S. officials said. Options include sending 500 to 1,500...
  • Fort Meade: New security gate to be built at Rockenbach Road

    A groundbreaking ceremony was held June 1 to begin construction of a new access control point at Rockenbach Road on Fort George G. Meade. The yearlong $10 million project will culminate in a modern, bullet-resistant gate house for security personnel and...
  • Senate defends tactic to sidestep defense spending limits

    WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate defended a tactic to sidestep budget caps for the Pentagon by swelling emergency war funding by $38 billion. Senators voted 46-51 on Tuesday, defeating an amendment to the annual defense authorization bill by Sen. Jack Reed...
  • In Theory: Is the Boy Scouts of America's religious freedom being threatened?

    In Theory: Is the Boy Scouts of America's religious freedom being threatened?
    Robert Gates, national president of the Boy Scouts of America, said last month he believes the organization’s ban on participation by openly gay adults “cannot be sustained” and called for a change to the policy. In an op-ed published...
  • Obama: US lacks 'complete strategy' for training Iraqis

    Acknowledging military setbacks, President Barack Obama said Monday the United States still lacks a "complete strategy" for training Iraqi forces to fight the Islamic State. He urged Iraq's government to allow more of the nation's Sunnis to join the...