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  • Pentagon issues directives to combat sexual assault in military

    Pentagon issues directives to combat sexual assault in military
    Outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel unveiled new initiatives Thursday to battle rape and other sexual assaults in the military after the Pentagon released a report showing an 8% increase in reported incidents over the last year. The 136-page report,...
  • Chuck Hagel got a bum rap

    Goodbye, Chuck Hagel: We hardly knew ye! Perhaps there wasn't much to know. Or perhaps you contain hidden depths. Who can say? For almost two years, you seemed barely there, an irascible half-presence in the Pentagon's E ring. Soon you won't be there at...
  • Military sex assault reports up 8 percent, officials say

    Military sex assault reports up 8 percent, officials say
    Sexual assaults reported by U.S. military troops rose 8 percent in 2014 amid signs that victims are increasingly confident about reporting the attacks, defense officials said on Wednesday ahead of the formal release of the annual figures. Defense...
  • Beyond M.A.D.: Reviving nuclear war

    "Some of the key technocrats and scientists of the Cold War say the nation has become overly confident about its nuclear deterrence. The nuclear enterprise, they say, 'is rusting its way to disarmament.'" Let's meditate on this irony -- that disarmament,...
  • Hampton Roads defense contractors win additional military work

    Hampton Roads defense contractors win additional military work
    Several defense contractors in Hampton Roads have won additional work from the Defense Department in recent weeks. The following list of contract awards is based on Pentagon press releases from Oct. 30 to Dec. 1. Navy Ship repair: General Dynamics...
  • Eastern Shore wind project should be scrapped

    Eastern Shore wind project should be scrapped
    As a life-long resident of Somerset County, I felt compelled to respond to commentator Andy Bowman's recent op-ed ("Politics, not safety concerns, hamper Eastern Shore wind project," Dec. 1). After telling us for 30 years that industrial wind energy...
  • St. Mary's commissioner: Wind project would hurt national security

    St. Mary's commissioner: Wind project would hurt national security
    I'm writing in response to Andy Bowman's commentary, "Politics, not safety concerns, hamper Eastern Shore wind project" (Dec. 1). As he and your readers know, the United States Department of Defense (DOD) has formally objected to the Great Bay Wind...
  • Service members to leave isolation at Langley

    The 90 service members who have lived in near isolation at Langley Air Force Base for the past three weeks were to be released Thursday after being declaired Ebola-free, according to an Air Force spokesman. None had been in contact with the deadly...
  • Avoid prolonged wars like Vietnam

    Any new secretary of defense is going to have a difficult time. Clearly the administration is trying to avoid quagmires like Afghanistan, Iraq and Vietnam. By doing so and not having a clearly defined mission on Syria and the Islam State, that policy has...
  • President must act with restraint in world

    The new secretary of defense should have input in dealing with our immediate problems of Syria, Iraq and the Islamic State. My fear is that there is no turning back from the path we are taking. If the new secretary could offer advice, I would hope that it...
  • Recent Iran airstrikes in Iraq help drive Islamic State from 2 towns

    Recent Iran airstrikes in Iraq help drive Islamic State from 2 towns
    Iranian warplanes have launched several airstrikes in recent days against Islamic State militants in eastern Iraq, U.S. and Iranian officials said Tuesday, the latest sign that America's longtime adversary is conducting a parallel but largely...