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  • U.S. shuts down its last detention center in Afghanistan

    U.S. shuts down its last detention center in Afghanistan
    The U.S. military shut its last detention center in Afghanistan on Wednesday, a day after a Senate Intelligence Committee report highlighted torture of terrorism suspects at former CIA-run prisons in the country. The U.S. military shuttered its prison...
  • Our nation's shame, in stomach-turning detail

    Our nation's shame, in stomach-turning detail
    Americans have long known that, in the aftermath of Sept. 11, the CIA subjected suspected terrorists to inhuman and degrading treatment that amounted to nothing less than torture. A Senate Intelligence Committee report released Tuesday documented that...
  • Navy releases updated hair styles for women

    Navy releases updated hair styles for women
    The Navy released its updated hairstyle regulations for female sailors earlier this week in its All Hands magazine. It took nearly a year to come up with the new policy that allows a broader range of acceptable hairstyles, which the magazine article...
  • Spending bill would fight Ebola, cut IRS budget, freeze Biden's pay

    WASHINGTON A $1.1 trillion spending bill that would keep the government open includes dozens of changes, from money to fight Ebola and the Islamic State, to a potential cut in the first lady's lunch program, to a freeze of Joe Biden's pay. The House of...
  • Obama proposes more body cameras for cops

    WASHINGTON ��President Barack Obama on Monday proposed spending $75 million in federal matching funds to equip as many as 50,000 police officers across the country with body cameras. The announcement came as the president conducted three...
  • CIA struggled to keep rationalizing brutal interrogations, report shows

    When CIA interrogators waterboarded their first prisoner, Al Qaeda operative Abu Zubaydah, on Aug. 4, 2002, they justified the simulated drowning as a vital tool to extract secrets about future attacks against the United States. But after 20 days of...
  • Dispute may jeopardize next defense spending bill

    Dispute may jeopardize next defense spending bill
    A dispute between House and Senate armed services committees over whether to slow growth in military housing allowances and raise off-base pharmacy co-payments has put at risk passage of a defense authorization bill. House and Senate negotiators,...
  • Torture report: Our post-9/11 shame, in stomach-turning detail

    Torture report: Our post-9/11 shame, in stomach-turning detail
    Americans have long known that, in the aftermath of Sept. 11, the CIA subjected suspected terrorists to inhuman and degrading treatment that amounted to nothing less than torture. A Senate Intelligence Committee report released Tuesday documented that...
  • War contractors ready for Middle East battle

    President Barack Obama has stressed that the U.S.-led coalition fight against the Islamic State can be won without "boots on the ground." But it depends on who's wearing the boots. Thousands of private security contractors, who played critical, below-...
  • Dianne Feinstein leaving intelligence job amid clash on tactics report

    Dianne Feinstein leaving intelligence job amid clash on tactics report
    As head of the Senate Intelligence Committee since 2009, Sen. Dianne Feinstein has spent hundreds of hours in secret briefings and seen thousands of pictures from battlefields in Syria, Iraq and Yemen. She keeps two images with her. One shows a little...
  • Iraqi leader asks Chuck Hagel for more U.S. airstrikes, arms

    Iraq’s leaders told Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Tuesday that local security forces want an increase in airstrikes and American-made weaponry in their fight to defeat Islamic State militants. The appeal by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi...