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  • Former Blackwater guards in 2007 Iraq massacre get stiff sentences

    WASHINGTON A federal judge sentenced four former Blackwater USA security contractors Monday to long prison terms for killing Iraqi civilians in a notorious 2007 incident. Three of the former Blackwater now known as Academi contractors received prison...
  • Ex-Guards Get Lengthy Prison Sentences For Iraq Shootings

    WASHINGTON — Rejecting pleas for mercy, a federal judge on Monday sentenced former Blackwater security guard Nicholas Slatten to life in prison and three others to 30-year terms for their roles in a 2007 shooting that killed 14 Iraqi civilians and...
  • Human rights group asks Saudi Arabia, US to protect civilians in Yemen

    GENEVA An international human rights group on Monday expressed concern that some of the airstrikes conducted by a U.S-backed, Saudi-led coalition in Yemen appeared to violate the laws of war and urged the United States and Saudi Arabia to take steps to...
  • US officer: US helping Saudis monitor Yemen border

    The U.S. is helping Saudi Arabia defend its border with Yemen by providing intelligence from aerial surveillance while Saudi warplanes bomb rebels who have thrown Yemen into chaos, a senior U.S. military officer said Thursday. The U.S. intelligence is...
  • Reckoning point: Ex-US guards face sentencing in Iraq case

    A yearslong legal fight over a deadly shooting of civilians in an Iraq war zone reaches its reckoning point with the sentencing this week of four former Blackwater security guards. Dustin Heard, Evan Liberty and Paul Slough face mandatory, decadeslong...
  • Sea-Air-Space Exposition displays latest maritime technology

    The 50th annual Sea-Air-Space Exposition kicks off Monday outside of Washington, D.C., attracting major defense contractors, Pentagon officials, analysts and lawmakers in what is billed as the largest maritime exhibition in the U.S. Huntington Ingalls...
  • Congressional delegation backs cyber unit at Michigan base

    All 16 members of Michigan's congressional delegation are asking the Department of Defense to locate a Cyber Operations Squadron at the Air National Guard base in Battle Creek. The delegation says the 110th Attack Wing already has much of the...
  • Kaine feeling optimistic Congress will get more done

     Kaine feeling optimistic Congress will get more done
    His party lost control of the Senate and the White House isn't all that happy with his push for a congressional review of any Iranian nuclear weapons agreement, but by and large Sen. Tim Kaine is feeling pretty optimistic these days. He's seeing signs...
  • Ft. Hood victims in 2009 attack awarded Purple Hearts

    Ft. Hood victims in 2009 attack awarded Purple Hearts
    After years of lobbying, victims of the 2009 shooting rampage at Ft. Hood were awarded Purple Hearts during a somber ceremony at the central Texas military post Friday morning. For some who returned for the first time since the attack, just making it to...
  • Survivors of 2009 Fort Hood attack receive Purple Hearts

    Eric Jackson took a bullet in the forearm during the deadliest mass shooting on a U.S. military base, and returned to Fort Hood five years later with other survivors Friday to receive Purple Heart medals. Some smiled over an honor they felt was overdue,...
  • Carter chides China over approach to territorial disputes

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter gently chided China on Friday for its approach to territorial disputes in the South China Sea, suggesting Beijing has been isolated by its strong-arm tactics. Speaking at a news conference with his South Korean...