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  • The police chief's thoughts on SWAT

    To the editor: Regarding the recent Times’ editorial, the Los Angeles Police Department agrees with the American Civil Liberties Union that the lines between municipal law enforcement and the U.S. military cannot be blurred. The two are clearly...
  • Jump to it: Jumping jacks are now a state exercise

    Missourians, get your feet apart and your arms up in the air: Jumping jacks are now the state exercise. Gov. Jay Nixon signed House Bill 1603 into law recently. Henceforth (starting Aug. 28, to get technical) jumping jacks "shall be known as the official...
  • Released Afghan POW Bowe Bergdahl completes treatment, takes new army post

    WASHINGTON Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive for five years in Afghanistan until he was traded May 31 for five Taliban prisoners held at Guantanamo, has completed his U.S. military-led reintegration and has been assigned to an army unit in Texas to...
  • VA disability claims, and costs, rising sharply

    VA disability claims, and costs, rising sharply
    To the editor: Thank you for this article showing the stupidity and huge cost of the military veterans program, which is apparently riddled with fraudulent — but acceptable — claims. Webster’s defines disability as “inability...
  • Towson U. recognized by NSA

    Towson U. recognized by NSA
    Towson University is one of five schools recognized Tuesday by the National Security Agency's National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations Program. Towson will receive the CAE-Cyber Operations designation for the 2014 through 2019...
  • Avoid 'mission creep' in Iraq

    "Mission creep" is the process whereby a military commitment made under one rationale morphs into something larger and more dangerous.That is exactly the risk the Obama administration is running in Iraq. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint...
  • Iraqi army remains on defensive as extent of June debacle becomes clearer

    IRBIL, Iraq Five weeks after Islamist fighters stormed across northern and western Iraq in a surprise offensive that nearly reached the outskirts of the Iraqi capital, virtually every captured location remains firmly in rebel hands, while the central...
  • Navy nurse refuses to force-feed Guantanamo detainees

    In the first known rebellion against Guantanamo's force-feeding policy, a Navy medical officer recently refused to continue managing tube-feedings of prison hunger strikers and was reassigned to "alternative duties." A prison camp spokesman, Navy Capt....
  • Coronado bar where Navy SEAL said he decked Jesse Ventura in spotlight

    A bar in Coronado, Calif., is at the center of a high-profile civil trial now underway in St. Paul, Minn., involving the state's former governor, Jesse Ventura, and claims made in a book that he was punched by a Navy SEAL. Ventura is suing the estate of...
  • SpaceX rocket blasts off from Cape Canaveral

    SpaceX rocket blasts off from Cape Canaveral
    CAPE CANAVERAL — Overcoming two months of delays, a Space Exploration Technologies' Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Monday to put six small commercial communications satellites into orbit for ORBCOMM Inc . The 224-foot tall rocket...
  • Report that Russia plans to reopen Havana base triggers warnings

    MIAMI A report that Russia will reopen a Havana base that eavesdropped on U.S. communications from Key West, Fla., to Washington has triggered fresh warnings of Moscow's expansionism and predictions of a continued freeze in U.S.-Cuba relations. Until its...