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  • Pentagon: No evidence that airstrikes killed civilians despite reports

    Despite claims by activists that U.S. and allied Arab airstrikes killed up to two dozen civilians this week in Syria, a Pentagon official said the initial damage assessment did not confirm any civilian casualties.  Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon...
  • NATO nuclear drawdown now seems unlikely

    Last summer in Berlin, President Obama called for "bold reductions" in U.S. and Russian tactical nuclear weapons to ease the risk of annihilation in Europe. Obama was referring to the roughly 200 B61 nuclear bombs that the U.S. has deployed in five NATO...
  • Former marine sentenced in bribery case

    Former marine sentenced in bribery case
    As he sat at the defense table in a Miami federal courtroom Tuesday, Iraq War veteran Jose Emmanuel Torres wanted the judge to remember his 15 years of spotless military service to his country. But prosecutor Jeffrey Kaplan wanted the judge to remember...
  • Airstrikes target oil refineries in Syria held by Islamic extremists

    Making the first major push to choke off financing for Islamic State, U.S. and allied Arab warplanes bombed a dozen small oil refineries in eastern Syria on Wednesday that U.S. officials said were part of a $2 million-a-day revenue stream for the Sunni...
  • Scripps Florida studies ways to counteract chemical weapons

    Scripps Florida studies ways to counteract chemical weapons
    If U.S. soldiers were hit with biological or chemical weapons, the U.S. military would like to mobilize portable labs to quickly test for compounds that could halt those threats to the human body. That explains why the U.S. Department of Defense has...
  • Due to retire, Guantanamo prosecutor gets 3 more years on job

    MIAMI The Pentagon has extended the career of the chief war crimes prosecutor into the first year of the next U.S. president's term, a move designed to instill stability and confidence in the on-again, off-again war crimes trials at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba....
  • U.S. won't telegraph when Syria strikes will begin: Rice

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ten days after President Barack Obama said he had authorized U.S. air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, the White House gave no sign on Friday that attacks were imminent as he prepared to meet world leaders at the...
  • Suicide By Veterans Remains A Daunting Problem As VA Struggles To Improve Care

    Suicide By Veterans Remains A Daunting Problem As VA Struggles To Improve Care
    As with many suicides, nobody saw this one coming. Back from his service in Afghanistan, Matthew Melanson was part of a tightly knit group of students at Tunxis Community College. The 22-year-old National Guardsman from Simsbury was known as an avid...
  • Can air power crush this enemy?

    President Barack Obama's air war against terrorist targets in Syria has begun, sooner and more deeply inside Syrian territory than expected. The question: Will the strikes — which mark the mere "beginning of a credible, sustainable, persistent...
  • Naval Research chief: Cyber security workforce is in Hampton Roads

    Naval Research chief: Cyber security workforce is in Hampton Roads
    The Department of Defense has had a "cyber awakening," according to Rear Adm. Matt Klunder, chief of Naval Research. The keynote speaker at the Hampton Roads Cyber Security Conference said military officials want to expand the manpower defending the...
  • US-led coalition aircraft hit Islamic State oil refineries

    IRBIL, Iraq Aircraft from the United States, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates struck a dozen small oil refineries in eastern Syria on Wednesday in an effort to deprive the Islamic State of one of its main sources of revenue. Pentagon spokesman...