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  • 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 against Cuba....
  • US might deploy missiles in Europe to counter Russia

    The Obama administration is weighing a range of aggressive responses to Russia's alleged violation of a Cold War-era nuclear treaty, including deploying land-based missiles in Europe that could pre-emptively destroy the Russian weapons. This...
  • Central Florida soldier who died in Afghanistan brought home

    The body of a central Florida soldier who died in Afghanistan was returned home for burial as well-wishers lined the streets paying tribute to the soldier. The U.S. Department of Defense reported that Ruiz died May 24 in Bagram, Afghanistan, in a...
  • Grayson declares victory in Obama ban of military equipment to cops

    Grayson declares victory in Obama ban of military equipment to cops
    Last year U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson tried and failed to get Congress to consider an amendment that would have stopped the U.S. Department of Defense from selling certain military equipment to police so when President Barack Obama banned such sales Monday...
  • U.S. wants more missiles with known defects

    To the editor: Even when it is known that existing ground-launched anti-missile interceptors have serious defects rendering them highly unreliable, it is apparently more important for the Defense Department to meet politically expedient deadlines than...
  • Massachusetts lab among those that received anthrax sample

    A private laboratory in Marlborough was among those that received a shipment including small amounts of active anthrax spores mistakenly delivered by the U.S. Department of Defense, state health officials said Tuesday. The samples were among several...
  • Yes, sir: Grab these great military travel deals

    Yes, sir: Grab these great military travel deals
    Cheap hotel rooms. Nearly free flights. Gorgeous resorts at rock-bottom prices. And military discounts on regular vacations. Amazing deals are out there for active-duty or retired service members, spouses and veterans looking for a getaway. You just...
  • Local law enforcement could lose access to some military equipment

    Local law enforcement could lose access to some military equipment
    Helicopters and snowmobiles from the U.S. Department of Defense can be a big help to local law enforcement. Grenade launchers and bayonets? Not so much. So said local law enforcement officials Wednesday after President Obama announced plans to stop...
  • Pentagon: Anthrax shipments broader than first thought

    Pentagon: Anthrax shipments broader than first thought
    The Pentagon said Friday that the Army's mistaken shipments of live anthrax to research laboratories were more widespread than it initially reported, prompting the Defense Department's second-ranking official to order a thorough review. In a statement...
  • Kaine says sequester is putting pressure on military hospitals

    Kaine says sequester is putting pressure on military hospitals
    Sen. Tim Kaine said his visit to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Wednesday was a decade overdue. Part of a four-day whirlwind tour of the state, it was the Virginia Democrat's first visit to the oldest Navy hospital since taking an elected office...
  • HR RECON: PFAC, Muscarelle offer free admission to military

    Active-duty military personnel and their families can tour the Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Newport News and Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William & Mary for free this summer. Both art museums are participating in Blue Star Museums, a...