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  • 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...
  • Al-Qaida benefiting from chaos of Yemen fighting, defense secretary says

    WASHINGTON An al-Qaida affiliate that intends to attack the U.S. and its allies is making "gains on the ground" amid the rebellion in Yemen, according to Defense Secretary Ashton Carter. The group, known as al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula or AQAP,...
  • Pakistan judge: Charge CIA lawyer, officer for drone strike

    A Pakistani judge on Tuesday ordered that criminal charges be filed against a former CIA lawyer who oversaw its drone program and the one-time chief agency operative in Islamabad over a 2009 strike that killed two people. Former acting general counsel...
  • Ex-Army colonel pleads guilty to breaking law in job hunt

    A retired Army colonel pleaded guilty to negotiating his post-military employment with a helicopter company that did business with the Defense Department office he ran while still in uniform, according to court records filed Tuesday by U.S. government...
  • U.S. promises to beef up defense aid to Persian Gulf allies

    U.S. promises to beef up defense aid to Persian Gulf allies
    Obama administration officials are promising a major strengthening of U.S. defense commitments to Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf allies, possibly including a nuclear commitment to their security, in an intensifying effort to win their support for the...