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  • Airstrikes target oil refineries in Syria held by Islamic extremists

    Making the first major push to choke off financing for Islamic State, U.S. and allied Arab warplanes bombed a dozen small oil refineries in eastern Syria on Wednesday that U.S. officials said were part of a $2 million-a-day revenue stream for the Sunni...
  • Scripps Florida studies ways to counteract chemical weapons

    Scripps Florida studies ways to counteract chemical weapons
    If U.S. soldiers were hit with biological or chemical weapons, the U.S. military would like to mobilize portable labs to quickly test for compounds that could halt those threats to the human body. That explains why the U.S. Department of Defense has...
  • F-35 jet combat ready next year despite engine fix: Lockheed

    OSLO (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin expects the cost of the F-35 fighter jet to drop to its target level by 2019 and still sees the first version of the aircraft combat ready by mid-2015, despite an engine failure which still needs a fix, the firm said on...
  • Islamic State drags Obama back into Mideast quagmire

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - American-led and Arab-backed air strikes carrying the fight against Islamic State from Iraq into Syria have dragged Washington into a new Middle East war - exactly the kind of conflict Barack Obama spent his presidency trying to avoid....
  • Congress should roll back the president's war without borders

    This week's air strikes in Syria mark the latest step in the escalation of the U.S. war in the region. A conflict that started as a bid to provide humanitarian aid and protect U.S. personnel in Iraq has grown in just over two months into a war without...
  • Widow fights Army ruling of Green Beret's death as overdose

    Debbie Venetz heard the doorbell ring and saw those familiar Army boots as she peeked through the window onto her front steps. Her husband, Sgt. 1st Class Anthony Venetz, was back from Afghanistan, in time for their daughter's seventh birthday party the...
  • After Ferguson, senators question providing military gear to local police

    WASHINGTON Lawmakers on Tuesday harshly criticized federal programs that provide billions of dollars' worth of military gear to state and local police but fail to track the equipment, require training or provide clear guidelines for its use. "Supplying...
  • Obama hasn't given specific order to strike in Syria, officials say

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama has not yet authorized the U.S. Central Command to conduct offensive combat operations in Syria, two senior defense officials told McClatchy on Thursday, underscoring the uncertainty that U.S. officials still have over...
  • Judge says US doesn't have to reveal cost of Guantanamo's secret Camp 7

    WASHINGTON A federal judge agreed Thursday that the Pentagon does not have to reveal how much was paid to build the crumbling, secret Camp 7 at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center, rejecting a Miami Herald bid to make the number public. U.S. District...
  • Caveats to Obama's rule against 'combat mission' in Iraq, Syria

    Caveats to Obama's rule against 'combat mission' in Iraq, Syria
    A day after his top military advisor opened the door to putting U.S. combat troops on the ground in Iraq and Syria, President Obama appeared to slam it shut again Wednesday, declaring that American troops "do not and will not have a combat mission." The...
  • U.S. contractor gets seven years for passing secrets to Chinese girlfriend

    HONOLULU (Reuters) - A former U.S. military contractor in Hawaii was sentenced on Wednesday to more than seven years in prison for passing national defense secrets to his Chinese girlfriend and illegally keeping numerous classified documents at his home....