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  • Police departments should reduce their military supplies

    Among the more jarring images to come out of the Ferguson fiasco were the photos of local police officers clad in military helmets, camouflage uniforms and other combat-style gear arrayed on the street in military formation, carrying M4 carbine assault...
  • Military could be hit with 2015 pay, benefit pinch

    Military could be hit with 2015 pay, benefit pinch
    Military folks will see compensation packages pinched in 2015 under a deal struck this week by House and Senate negotiators finalizing pay and benefit changes in the fiscal 2015 defense authorization bill. But the compensation pinch in 2015 could become...
  • After hostage rescue fails, no-negotiation policy is questioned

    WASHINGTON Two days after an American hostage was killed during a failed rescue mission in Yemen, a member of Congress questioned on Monday the U.S. policy of not negotiating with terrorists, saying that approach leaves highly risky military operations as...
  • Defense Bill Has Billions For Subs, Planes, Copters Made In Connecticut

    Defense Bill Has Billions For Subs, Planes, Copters Made In Connecticut
    WASHINGTON — The massive defense authorization bill that's making its way through Congress is an early Christmas present for Connecticut's defense contractors, containing billions of dollars for submarines, helicopters and other weaponry made by...
  • US bases, embassies prepare for violence with release of Senate torture report

    WASHINGTON U.S. forces and diplomatic missions overseas braced Monday for the release of the public version of a long-awaited Senate Intelligence Committee report into the CIA's use of torture after a U.S. intelligence community warning of a "heightened...
  • U.S. hostage Luke Somers killed in Yemen during rescue attempt

    In the predawn hours Saturday, a team of elite U.S. commandos stepped off a tilt-rotor aircraft into the desolation of central Yemen, intent on rescuing American photojournalist Luke Somers from his militant captors. The team of 40 Special Operations...
  • Indian-Pakistani relationship goes sour in wake of election

    ISLAMABAD A decade of off-and-on detente between India and Pakistan has drawn to a close after months of deteriorating relations that began with the election victory in May of the Hindu nationalist Indian People's Party and the appointment as India's...
  • US delivers 6 cleared Guantanamo prisoners to Uruguay

    The U.S. military dropped off six long-ago cleared Guantanamo captives in Uruguay on Sunday culminating a complex, on-again, off-again year-long deal to resettle the men in the nation of President Jose Mujica, himself a long-held political prisoner....
  • Six detainees transferred out of Guantanamo Bay prison to Uruguay

    Six men held at Guantanamo Bay were transferred to Uruguay, the largest single group of detainees to be moved from the military prison in Cuba, the Pentagon said Sunday. The transfer, nearly a year in the making, marks the first time that Guantanamo...
  • Hagel: Withdrawal of 1,000 troops from Afghanistan to be delayed

    Hagel: Withdrawal of 1,000 troops from Afghanistan to be delayed
    The U.S. military is delaying the withdrawal of up to 1,000 troops through the first few months of 2015, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Saturday. The decision means that up to 10,800 troops, rather than 9,800, could remain in Afghanistan as the U.S....
  • American hostage dies in rescue attempt in Yemen

    WASHINGTON An American kidnapped more than a year ago in Yemen was killed during a U.S.-led military operation to rescue him, the Pentagon announced Saturday. Luke Somers, 33, a freelance photographer who'd been held by Al-Qaida in the Arabian...