| Feb 15, 2015
| 6:00 AM
The sun was setting over the desert here as Lt. Col. Jose "Ed" Sumangil, commander of a B-1 bomber squadron known as "The Bats," stepped into a room crowded with pilots and crews for a final briefing before the night's combat mission.
Sumangil, a U.S....
| Feb 11, 2015
| 4:06 PM
To the editor: At a time when our public schools are begging, our national infrastructure is full of potholes, and millions of people still lack health coverage, the Pentagon is poised to blow megabucks to make the deadliest, most advanced military in...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 9:40 AM
Lockheed Martin on Monday took the lid off a brand new demonstration center that doubles the size of its previous facility.
The center, which helps the company showcase its work to potential customers, covers 20,000 square feet at the defense giant&...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 7:22 PM
The Pentagon is poised to spend billions to build a new stealth bomber, a top secret project that could bring hundreds of jobs to the wind-swept desert communities in Los Angeles County's northern reaches.
Two teams of defense contractors are now...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 7:33 PM
Islamic State extremists said Friday that Jordanian warplanes operating as part of the U.S.-led coalition attacking militant targets had killed an American female hostage, an assertion greeted with deep skepticism in Washington and Amman.
In a statement...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 6:04 PM
Jordanian F-16 warplanes struck Islamic State targets Thursday in retaliation for the gruesome slaying of a military pilot, officials said, signaling an apparent escalation of the kingdom's role in the U.S.-led coalition against the militant group....
| Feb 5, 2015
| 2:45 PM
Dozens of Jordanian fighter jets bombed Islamic State training centers and weapons storage sites Thursday, intensifying attacks after the militants burned to death a captured Jordanian pilot.
As part of the new campaign, Jordan is also attacking...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 6:35 AM
Three militaries, using ground troops and warplanes, fought Boko Haram on at least two fronts Wednesday with hundreds of the Islamic fighters reported dead as the conflict took on a growing international perspective.
Chad's army said its troops were...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 4:00 AM
China is rapidly building five man-made islands from tiny reefs and shoals in the South China Sea, U.S. officials say, sparking concern that Beijing is growing more assertive in the disputed waters even as the United States boosts its own forces in the...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 5:47 PM
The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State group in Syria pleaded for his son's release on Thursday, asking him to treat him well in captivity as a fellow Muslim.
So far, there has been silence from the extremists about the fate of...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 12:57 PM
The Navy on Monday said it had conducted a test flight of a fighter jet using a renewable alcohol-based fuel as an alternative to petroleum.
The Navy, Naval Air Systems Command and Gevo, which says it's the world's only commercial producer of renewable...