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  • Hampton Roads could become commercial hub for drone industry

    Hampton Roads could become commercial hub for drone industry
    In Hampton Roads, the word "drone" has usually referred to unmanned military aircraft. But given shrinking defense budgets, local companies would like to take this technology to U.S. commercial markets. Businesses want to use drones — unmanned...
  • Arab nations offering airstrikes against Islamic State, Kerry says

    Arab nations offering airstrikes against Islamic State, Kerry says
    Several Arab nations have offered to launch airstrikes on Islamic State militants, giving a boost to the Obama administration's efforts to knit a coalition of allies for the promised U.S.-led offensive against the Sunni extremist group, Secretary of State...
  • Syria's 'moderate' rebels say they need weapons, not training

    JEDDAH Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - As President Barack Obama knits together an international coalition to take its campaign against Islamic State from Iraq into Syria, fighters like Ammar al-Wawi could make the difference. If he had the chance, he says. He...
  • Money crunch forces Florida Guard to suspend drills

    WASHINGTON — Last year it was a government shutdown that shook up the ranks of Florida's "citizen soldiers." This month, another form of funding shortfall has forced the Florida Army National Guard to suspend its drills, disrupting training plans...
  • Obama to visit Florida for ISIS battle plan briefing

    Obama to visit Florida for ISIS battle plan briefing
    President Barack Obama will visit U.S. Central Command, headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base, on Wednesday for a briefing from his commanders on battle plans against the Sunni insurgent group Islamic State. "As we implement the President's strategy...
  • U.S. surprised by Islamic State's rapid growth

    U.S. surprised by Islamic State's rapid growth
    As Islamic State fighters from Syria blitzed across northern Iraq this summer, they swept thousands of fresh recruits from Iraqi Sunni tribal militias, prisons and insurgent groups into their ranks, nearly tripling the size of their armed force and...
  • Civilian Firepower Put Police In Arms Race

    When I graduated from the Hartford Police Academy in 1964, I was given a Colt .38-cal. police revolver, which held six bullets. This was more than enough firepower to keep us safe as we protected the city. Our heaviest piece of equipment was a patrol...
  • Foley family says was 'threatened' by U.S. official over ransom: ABC

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The family of murdered American journalist James Foley says it was threatened by a U.S. official who warned that family members could be charged with supporting terrorism if they paid a ransom to his Islamist captors, ABC News...
  • Slain journalist's mom: 'Jim believed until the end that his country would come'

    Slain journalist's mom: 'Jim believed until the end that his country would come'
    U.S. government officials repeatedly told James Foley's relatives they could not raise ransom money to secure the journalist's release after he was kidnapped in Syria, Foley's mother said in a CNN interview aired Thursday night. Foley, a freelance...
  • Toronto Film Review: 'Big Game'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Imagine a movie of the "Only one man can save the President" ilk, change that to "Only one boy..." and you've got the gist of "Big Game." This , where he has only a local 13-year-old to keep him alive -- and one step ahead of...
  • Trudy Rubin: Islamic State threat too big to ignore

    Now that President Barack Obama has finally laid out a strategy to "degrade and destroy" the Islamic State, there are only two (very big) questions that matter: Is this strategy really necessary? And can it succeed? My answer to the first question is a...