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  • Judge: Pentagon doesn't have to say how it would execute alleged USS Cole bombing mastermind

    Pentagon prosecutors don't have to divulge the intended method of execution of the accused mastermind of the USS Cole bombing, a judge ruled Tuesday. Lawyers for Abd al Rahim al Nashiri, 50, asked the judge in August to order the government to identify...
  • US, Afghan leaders lay groundwork for postwar relations

    In a show of unity, U.S. and Afghan officials laid the groundwork for new relations between the two countries on Monday, including plans to seek American funding to maintain an Afghan security force of 352,000 and long-term counterterrorism efforts....
  • Carter: Troop data in online kill list was not stolen

    The names, photos and addresses of 100 U.S. military members posted online by a group calling itself the Islamic State Hacking Division were not stolen from confidential government files, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday. During a news conference...
  • Obama meets with Afghan president Ghani, hints at pushback of U.S. withdrawal

    President Obama is expected to disclose Tuesday if he will withdraw most U.S. troops from Afghanistan on schedule this year, or keep 9,800 troops and thousands of contractors there through 2016, when the president insists America's longest war should...
  • Judge orders U.S. release of military detainee abuse photos

    Judge orders U.S. release of military detainee abuse photos
    The U.S. must release photographs showing abuse of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, a federal judge has ruled in a long-running clash over letting the world see potentially disturbing images of how the military treated prisoners. U.S. District Judge...
  • Budget blueprints alarm joint chiefs but one offers lifeline

    Military leaders over the past week have sharpened warnings that force readiness is unraveling and it could plummet if Congress allows the next round of defense cuts mandated by the 2011 Budget Control Act (BCA), with its sequestration tool, to take...
  • US pullout from Afghanistan hinged to developing forces

    The pace of U.S. troop withdrawals from Afghanistan will headline Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's visit to Washington, yet America's exit from the war remains tightly hinged to the abilities of the Afghan forces that face a tough fight against...
  • Smarter spending at the Pentagon would satisfy defense and deficit hawks

    Smarter spending at the Pentagon would satisfy defense and deficit hawks
    The Pentagon wants more money. But the politics of Pentagon spending have gotten so contorted that it's hard to know who the important players are, much less how much money the department is likely to get when this year's budget wrangling is finally over....
  • VA Jail Release Program Provides Veterans With Housing, Health Care

    A month before he left prison, Jeffrey Murdock, a veteran who suffers from depression and multiple sclerosis, thought his future would entail living as a patient in a state mental hospital. But Murdock's outlook changed drastically after a Veterans...
  • Ukrainian officer is rare foreign patient at Walter Reed

    Ukrainian officer is rare foreign patient at Walter Reed
    The Ukrainian colonel's journey to Maryland began on a hilltop a few miles from the Russian border, artillery shells crashing down all around him. Col. Ihor Hordiychuk was sent to hold the strategically important hill last August against Russian-backed...
  • Syria Kurds yet to be fully embraced by US in anti-IS fight

    For four months, Syrian Kurdish fighters battled the Islamic State group in the rubble-strewn streets of Kobani as U.S. aircraft pounded the extremists from the skies, a joint effort that ultimately expelled the militants from the town and marked their...