| Oct 30, 2014
| 4:32 PM
WASHINGTON — Engine maker Pratt & Whitney on Thursday said it had won a contract to build an eighth batch of 48 engines for the F-35 fighter jet built by Lockheed Martin Corp, bringing the total value of the deal to $1.05 billion.
Pratt, a unit...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Each day, Mohammed Jemmo ventures to a barren, wind-swept hilltop overlooking his embattled hometown, where two of his sons and a daughter are fighting with the Kurdish militia resisting an offensive by Islamist extremists.
"I thought that if they...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 9:31 AM
U.S.-led coalition jets pounded suspected Islamic State targets at least six times in the besieged Syrian town of Kobani on Saturday after the fiercest shelling in days by the insurgents shook the town's center and hit border areas within Turkey....
| Oct 17, 2014
| 6:24 PM
The head of U.S. troops in the Middle East said on Friday Iraqi forces are "incrementally" recapturing ground from Islamic State militants who seized much of the country's northwest this year, but he added that major Iraq advances will take time....
| Oct 12, 2014
| 1:41 PM
Turkey has agreed to allow U.S. warplanes to use its air bases for missions in Syria, as well as provide rebels there with light arms and train them with infantry tactics for the ongoing battle against Islamic State militants, the Pentagon said Sunday....
| Oct 8, 2014
| 1:38 PM
An employee of defense giant Northrop Grumman Inc. claims in a lawsuit that the company’s workers repeatedly took risky shortcuts and faked tests of navigational systems made for use in military fighter jets, drones and submarines.
| Oct 6, 2014
| 4:50 PM
From the sky, U.S. warplanes have been dropping bombs to impede the advance of militant Islamist fighters on the Syrian border city of Kobani.
On the ground nearby, a formidable array of Turkish tanks and troops appears to be the best-positioned force...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 5:03 AM
Kurdish forces battled overnight with Islamists trying to seize a hill overlooking a Syrian border town with Turkey as U.S.-led coalition warplanes carried out raids on the militants, a Kurdish official and a monitoring group said on Sunday. A...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 4:39 PM
Three days after U.S. warships fired 47 cruise missiles at Sunni militant targets in northern Syria last week, the Pentagon signed a $251-million deal to buy more Tomahawks from Raytheon Co., a windfall for the military giant and its many subcontractors....
| Sep 29, 2014
| 2:02 PM
As the U.S.-led coalition continues to bomb ISIS targets in Syria and Iraq, some local Jewish community leaders question whether the military action is "too little, too late," and speculate how the coalition airstrikes will affect Israel.
| Sep 27, 2014
| 3:50 PM
U.S.-led airstrikes have struck Islamic State positions in Syria close to the Turkish border, the Pentagon said Saturday, in what could signal an escalation of the American aerial assault in the country against the extremist faction.