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  • From one cockpit, the war to destroy Daesh forces

    The Department of Defense daily releases a list of U.S. and coalition airstrikes conducted in the previous 24 hours against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) forces across war-torn Iraq and Syria. Periodically a news outlet will use the...
  • Pratt & Whitney wins appeal over alleged fighter-engine overpricing

    Pratt & Whitney wins appeal over alleged fighter-engine overpricing
    More than 30 years after the overpricing allegations began, a $657 million judgment against jet-engine maker Pratt & Whitney has been overturned. The U.S. Department of Justice alleged overpricing on jet engines by Pratt during the "fighter engine"...
  • Family fears that Afghan prisoner at Guantanamo will be forgotten

     Family fears that Afghan prisoner at Guantanamo will be forgotten
    For 12 years, Obaidullah's family has watched the release of more than 200 Afghan detainees from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Obaidullah and many others were captured as young men in the mainly Pashtun areas of eastern and southern...
  • NC law officers can again get military gear, some reject it

    An 11-month ban is over and North Carolina law enforcement agencies can again claim free surplus military equipment from weapons to office furniture. WRAL reports (http://bit.ly/1NW4CgA) that federal officials suspended the state's police and sheriff's...
  • Afghan soldier kills 1 US soldier, several others injured

    An Afghan soldier shot and killed a U.S. soldier and wounded several others Wednesday before being shot dead, the first so-called "insider attack" to target NATO troops since they ended their combat mission at the start of the year. The shooting happened...
  • West Point takes part in cyber-defense exercise this month

    A team of West Point cadets will take part in an annual cyber-defense exercise with other service academies this month. U.S. Military Academy team members will defend their title as they compete against four other service academies beginning April 13....
  • Iran sends navy vessels to waters off Yemen, raising stakes

    Iran dispatched a destroyer and another naval ship to waters off Yemen on Wednesday, raising the stakes amid a Saudi-led air campaign targeting Iranian-backed Shiite rebels fighting forces loyal to the country's embattled president. The Iranian...
  • Afghan soldier kills 1 American soldier, wounds 2 others

    Afghan soldier kills 1 American soldier, wounds 2 others
    An Afghan soldier shot and killed a U.S. soldier and wounded several others Wednesday before being shot dead, the first so-called "insider attack" to target NATO troops since they ended their combat mission at the start of the year. The shooting...
  • US stepping up weapons shipments to aid Saudi air campaign over Yemen

    WASHINGTON The United States appears to be slowly but steadily deepening its involvement in the war in Yemen. U.S. military officials said Tuesday that the United States has stepped up weapons shipments to the Saudi-led Sunni Muslim coalition of Arab...
  • Millersville firm wins $20M contract for Navy sonar project

    A Millersville company has won a $20 million contract to manufacture sonar arrays for testing on the Navy's nuclear attack subs. L-3 Chesapeake Sciences Corp. will build six TB-29A Compact Towed Array to be installed on Virginia class submarines and...
  • Naval Academy to hold first formal dress parade of season

    Naval Academy to hold first formal dress parade of season
    The Naval Academy Brigade of Midshipmen will have their first formal dress parade of the season at 4 p.m. Friday on Worden Field. The public is invited to attend free of charge. Superintendent Vice Adm.Ted Carter will be the parade reviewer. The...