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  • California grants $420-million tax break to Lockheed Martin Corp.

    The Legislature went home for a month Thursday, but not before handing aerospace giant Lockheed Martin Corp. a controversial $420-million tax break. Branded as a sweetheart deal for Lockheed, the bill sailed through the Assembly and Senate — but...
  • U.S. soldier from Southern California killed in Afghanistan

    U.S. soldier from Southern California killed in Afghanistan
    An enlisted U.S. soldier from Southern California was among the military personnel killed by an apparent "friendly fire" incident in Afghanistan. Scott Studenmund, 24, who attended Flintridge Preparatory School, was killed Monday by an errant U.S....
  • Flintridge Prep graduate killed in Afghanistan a "beloved" classmate, athlete and scholar

    Flintridge Prep graduate killed in Afghanistan a "beloved" classmate, athlete and scholar
    An enlisted U.S. soldier from Southern California was among the military personnel killed by an apparent "friendly fire" incident in Afghanistan, the Los Angeles Times reports. Scott Studenmund, 24, who attended Flintridge Preparatory School, was killed...
  • Tim Howard could be U.S. Defense secretary, real Defense secretary says

    Tim Howard could be U.S. Defense secretary, real Defense secretary says
    U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel called Tim Howard on Wednesday and said the goalkeeper could someday have his job. The U.S. soccer team's World Cup run ended Tuesday in a 2-1 overtime loss to Belgium, but Howard had one of the best performances by...
  • Sensor project will rely on teamwork

    Sensor project will rely on teamwork
    If all the dollars and cents, bricks and mortar eventually fall into place, the University of Central Florida will make a national showcase out of its proposed smart-sensor research and manufacturing center in Osceola County. One thing has become clear,...
  • Army agency's restructuring worries Orlando simulation industry

    Army agency's restructuring worries Orlando simulation industry
    Under pressure from defense budget cuts, the Army's high-tech training contracts agency in Orlando is undergoing a major restructuring that has cast some uncertainty on the future of the region's training and simulation industry. The agency has lost...
  • Defense Entrepreneurs Forum tackles military, government innovation

    Defense Entrepreneurs Forum tackles military, government innovation
    NORFOLK — How do you incorporate innovative thinking into a hierarchical, bureaucratic organization like the Department of Defense? "I wanted to bring TED to the military," said Ben Kohlmann, a fighter pilot and member of the Chief of Naval...
  • The American way of war: It may surprise you

    "We must resist our dreams of managing history." —Reinhold Niebuhr, "The Irony of American History" (1952) When you study how the U.S. goes to war, there is a prevalent though not perfect pattern. The triggering event is often a sudden crisis...
  • Sea-level rise conference sees urgency and hope

    Sea-level rise conference sees urgency and hope
    The key message from an unprecedented, bipartisan congressional forum on sea-level rise was simple. As Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, D-Newport News, put it: "We're on the hook for about a foot." Or, to be precise, the varying forecasts about long-term...
  • Trudy Rubin: Cheney is up to his old tricks again

    For Dick Cheney, Iraq means never having to say you're sorry. His recent interviews damning President Obama for losing Iraq make him sound as if he's suffering from amnesia. But memory loss has not blotted out his central role in creating the Iraq mess....
  • U.S. sends 300 more troops to Iraq over security concerns

    U.S. sends 300 more troops to Iraq over security concerns
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is ramping up its military presence in Iraq, deploying around 300 additional troops as well as helicopters and drone aircraft in response security concerns in Baghdad, officials said on Monday.  The decision...