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  • Carter: US must boost military exercises to counter Russia

    The United States needs to increase the number of military exercises and training programs across Europe and strengthen NATO's intelligence sharing to better counter Russian aggression in the region, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday after a...
  • Three years after guilty plea in al-Qaida plots, Md. man remains in limbo

    Three years after guilty plea in al-Qaida plots, Md. man remains in limbo
    A family friend who fought Soviet forces in Afghanistan started an Owings Mills High School graduate on a journey that would take him to Pakistan to work with senior leaders of al-Qaida and then to Guantanamo Bay, where he eventually promised to cooperate...
  • A look at some of hacking accusations against China

    Accusations of hacking by China and Beijing's counterclaims of such activity by the U.S. government have strained U.S.-Chinese relations. China has consistently denied cyberspying activities and says it too has been victimized by cyberattacks. A look at...
  • $1 million tab for DoD employees using government cards at casinos and strip clubs

    $1 million tab for DoD employees using government cards at casinos and strip clubs
    Department of Defense employees racked up an estimated $1 million in personal expenses on their government charge cards at casinos and strip clubs last year, the Pentagon's inspector general reported Tuesday. They included a civilian who withdrew ...
  • June 6 Letters: Abusing animals, Kristen Nelson, commissaries

    On May 30, I witnessed two incidents that saddened me greatly. I would have thought that, with all the media attention devoted to animal abuse, these two things would never occur on the same day within six hours of each other. The first occurred on...
  • Guantanamo detainees also can't eat with Red Cross

    MIAMI Guantanamo prison management has expanded its rule forbidding dining with detainees to include Red Cross meetings and other legal visits, a continuing change in policy that began with a ban on defense lawyers breaking bread with their clients. "The...
  • Mikulski calls for probe into anthrax shipments

    Mikulski calls for probe into anthrax shipments
    Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski has called for an investigation into the Army’s mistaken shipment of live anthrax to laboratories across the country, including Aberdeen Proving Ground. The samples were sent by an Army bio-defense organization at Dugway...
  • Robots vs. humans: Who ya got?

    Robots vs. humans: Who ya got?
    Shhhh. Don't tell Siri, but we're worried: The robots may be plotting their takeover. The latest sign comes from Pittsburgh, where 40 researchers and scientists in the field of robotics have disappeared. OK, they haven't disappeared, we know where...
  • US was state sponsor of terror against Cuba

    US was state sponsor of terror against Cuba
    On May 29, the United States removed Cuba from the list of “state sponsors of terrorism” as one more step toward normalization of relations between the two countries. But, historically, it is the United States that has sponsored terrorism...
  • Huntington Ingalls weighs in on aircraft carrier competition

    Huntington Ingalls weighs in on aircraft carrier competition
    Competition is good, says the CEO of America's only builder of aircraft carriers. But then again, it might not work that well in his business. Mike Petters, who steers Huntington Ingalls Industries, says a robust competition requires enough business...
  • Hampton Roads firms win defense work

    Hampton Roads firms win defense work
    Huntington Ingalls Industries received defense contract awards last month for both its Newport News and Gulf Coast shipbuilding divisions, while other military work went to firms in Williamsburg, Hampton and Newport News, according to the Defense...