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  • Service members to leave isolation at Langley

    The 90 service members who have lived in near isolation at Langley Air Force Base for the past three weeks were to be released Thursday after being declaired Ebola-free, according to an Air Force spokesman. None had been in contact with the deadly...
  • Avoid prolonged wars like Vietnam

    Any new secretary of defense is going to have a difficult time. Clearly the administration is trying to avoid quagmires like Afghanistan, Iraq and Vietnam. By doing so and not having a clearly defined mission on Syria and the Islam State, that policy has...
  • President must act with restraint in world

    The new secretary of defense should have input in dealing with our immediate problems of Syria, Iraq and the Islamic State. My fear is that there is no turning back from the path we are taking. If the new secretary could offer advice, I would hope that it...
  • Recent Iran airstrikes in Iraq help drive Islamic State from 2 towns

    Recent Iran airstrikes in Iraq help drive Islamic State from 2 towns
    Iranian warplanes have launched several airstrikes in recent days against Islamic State militants in eastern Iraq, U.S. and Iranian officials said Tuesday, the latest sign that America's longtime adversary is conducting a parallel but largely...
  • How convicted military sex offenders prey again

    WASHINGTON Matthew S. Carr is the type of serial sex offender public registries were designed to track. While serving in the U.S. Air Force, Carr approached women by posing as a doctor training in gynecology. He persuaded them to submit to pelvic exams...
  • Ashton Carter expected to be nominated to lead Pentagon: sources

    Ashton Carter expected to be nominated to lead Pentagon: sources
    Ashton Carter, a theoretical physicist with years of experience at the Pentagon, is expected to be nominated by President Obama as the next secretary of Defense, according to an official familiar with the situation. If confirmed by the Senate, Carter...
  • Navy simulation programs to provide more UCF internships

    Navy simulation programs to provide more UCF internships
    The University of Central Florida has signed a new agreement with the U.S. Navy to cooperate more on training and military simulation programs. The agreement, signed Tuesday, allows employees from both institutions to share laboratories and other...
  • Simulation industry worth protecting: My Word

    Many readers may have concluded when the Florida Legislature appropriated $8 million toward expansion of the heart of the modeling, simulation and training complex in the Central Florida Research Park that we had put an end to concerns about one of our...
  • Obama will nominate Ashton Carter as Defense secretary, officials say

    Obama will nominate Ashton Carter as Defense secretary, officials say
    President Obama is expected to nominate Ashton Carter, a physicist with extensive experience in the Pentagon’s leadership, as secretary of Defense to replace Chuck Hagel, according to administration officials. If confirmed by the Senate, Carter...
  • Maker of fake guns for film, training moves to Hampton

    Maker of fake guns for film, training moves to Hampton
    HAMPTON — A once-dormant building in Langley Research and Development Park is now home to a prototyping lab and a company that makes fake guns for movies and military training. "Simulation is a huge cost-savings for the Department of Defense,"...
  • Obama's talks with China appear aimed mostly at reducing friction

    Obama's talks with China appear aimed mostly at reducing friction
    The smog that often hangs over Beijing was expected to lift before President Obama's arrival Monday as the guest of Chinese President Xi Jinping, but no one is expecting that their three-day visit will really clear the air. Clashes over cybersecurity,...