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  • John Oliver looks at Ferguson and police militarization

    John Oliver looks at Ferguson and police militarization
    It was a long week last week, and depending on your interests you were distracted by Robin Williams' death, Lauren Bacall's death, the worsening Ebola crisis in Africa, America's return to Iraq, the brewing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the cease-...
  • Police Military Gear Calls For Caution

    Police Military Gear Calls For Caution
    Accepting surplus military equipment provided free by the U.S. Department of Defense is certainly cost-effective for local police departments. But great care must be taken that this equipment is used properly and sparingly, and only by those who are...
  • Abbott wins $19.5 million contract to develop brain injury test

    Abbott wins $19.5 million contract to develop brain injury test
    Abbott Laboratories and the Defense Department on Monday said they have agreed to a multiyear collaboration to develop portable blood tests to help evaluate concussions and other head injuries. Lake County-based Abbott will receive $19.5 million over the...
  • US advisers pay first visit to Sinjar mountains as plan begins for rescue

    IRBIL, Iraq The United States and its European, Iraqi and Kurdish allies stepped up planning Wednesday for an expanded mission to rescue thousands of refugees stranded in the mountains of northern Iraq in a development that could bring U.S. troops...
  • Police departments weigh in on use of military-type gear and guns

    Police departments weigh in on use of military-type gear and guns
    Beginning last Saturday, and then for several nights in a row, the image of Ferguson, Mo., police officers in camouflage pointing high-caliber rifles from armored vehicles at unarmed protesters was inescapable. Seeing that much military-grade equipment,...
  • Some cities question benefits of free U.S. military gear

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicle seemed like a useful piece of equipment for the Albuquerque Police Department - at least at first. But less than a year after the hulking tactical vehicle arrived from the U.S. Defense...
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Robin Williams

    Robins Williams was the rebellious disc jockey in "Good Morning, Vietnam," but to U.S. troops, he was more than that. He entertained military men and women in war zones and his generosity helped many who suffered from the unseen wounds of war. Here is...
  • Growing police use of military equipment faces scrutiny

    The image of Ferguson, Mo., police officers in camouflage pointing high-caliber rifles from armored vehicles at unarmed protesters has crystallized a debate over whether a decades-long flow of military-grade equipment to the nation's police departments...
  • Airstrikes continue as Obama vows justice for killers; Pentagon weighs more troops

    WASHINGTON U.S. aircraft kept up a steady stream of strikes against Islamic State targets in northern Iraq on Wednesday as President Barack Obama condemned the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley and indicated that the United States would run his...
  • Will letter from accused 9/11 mastermind get to Obama?

    GUANTANAMO NAVY BASE, Cuba Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the man who once bragged that he ran the Sept. 11 terror attacks "from A to Z," has written President Barack Obama about his views on the situation in Gaza and other current events. But the military has...
  • Russia says no military personnel in Ukraine relief convoy: Pentagon

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel that no Russian military personnel were involved in a humanitarian convoy bound for Ukraine, the Pentagon said on Friday. Hagel sought clarification...