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  • U.S. failed to track spending on aid for Afghan women, auditor finds

    U.S. failed to track spending on aid for Afghan women, auditor finds
    Helping Afghanistan's women survive and prosper has been a popular cause in Washington for more than a decade, with active support from former First Lady Laura Bush, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and top U.S. lawmakers. Supporters...
  • Congress: We went too far on star-rank retirement

    At the urging of then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Congress in 2006 took aggressive steps to raise pay and future retirement of currently serving general and admirals, particularly those serving beyond 30 years. Having been a well-compensated...
  • 'The Interview' may be the first casualty in a serious, new kind of war

    Two years ago, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned that the United States faced the threat of cyberattacks from technologically sophisticated foes who could one day unleash chaos and death via the Internet. Derailing a train, contaminating water...
  • 4 Guantanamo prisoners transferred to Afghanistan

    4 Guantanamo prisoners transferred to Afghanistan
    Four detainees held for more than a decade at the U.S. military detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been transferred to Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced on Saturday. The Afghan detainees were released late on Friday at the request of...
  • New U.S.-Cuba era

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama's surprise Christmas present to Cuba -- restoration of American diplomatic ties with the communist-run regime created by Fidel Castro and now run by his brother Raul -- follows a century of tumultuous dealings between the two...
  • Full text of statement from North Korea's National Defence Commission

    Full text of statement from North Korea's National Defence Commission
    Pyongyang, December 21 (KCNA) -- The Policy Department of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK issued the following statement Sunday: Strange thing that happened in the heart of the U.S., the ill-famed cesspool of injustice, is now afloat in...
  • Army general to decide if Bowe Bergdahl should face charges

    Army general to decide if Bowe Bergdahl should face charges
    The Army has referred its findings on the disappearance of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to a senior official who will determine whether Bergdahl will face criminal charges, it was announced Monday. The case is being sent to a general courts-martial convening...
  • U.S. State Department's Guantanamo envoy resigns

    U.S. State Department's Guantanamo envoy resigns
    Clifford Sloan, the State Department envoy responsible for negotiating prisoner transfers from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is resigning, officials said on Monday. The surprise announcement of Sloan's departure followed a flurry of...
  • Virginia delegation ask for cyber operations squadron at Langley

    Virginia delegation ask for cyber operations squadron at Langley
    In a letter released Monday, several members of the Virginia delegation — most from Hampton Roads — asked the director of the Air National Guard to establish a cyberoperations squadron at Langley Air Force Base. The letter was signed by U.S....
  • North Korea's Internet links restored, says U.S. expert

    North Korea's Internet links restored, says U.S. expert
    North Korea, at the center of a confrontation with the United States over the hacking of Sony Pictures, experienced a complete Internet outage for hours before links were restored on Tuesday, a U.S. company that monitors Internet infrastructure said....
  • Rachel Marsden: When does cyber crime become an act of cyberwar?

    No consensus exists between the U.S. government and cyber security experts as to whether North Korea is responsible for the online dumping of Sony Pictures Entertainment's confidential business data and emails. Even if it could be proven beyond any...