| Dec 4, 2014
| 4:05 PM
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Thursday his resignation last week was not prompted by "major differences" with President Barack Obama, pushing back against statements that he had been fired or quit due to White House micromanagement.
| Dec 11, 2014
| 6:37 PM
I've been thinking lately about the persistently vituperative and insulting attacks on President Barack Obama since 2008. It is, of course, commonplace in American politics for presidents to be lambasted for their policies, their programs, their values...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 3:19 PM
Congress approved an annual defense policy bill on Friday that authorizes American training for Iraqi and Syrian forces fighting Islamic State rebels and sets overall defense spending at $577 billion, including $64 billion for wars abroad.
| Dec 10, 2014
| 8:05 AM
The United States launched 20 airstrikes against Islamic State militants in recent days, military officials said in a statement on Wednesday.
Since Monday, U.S. forces conducted seven strikes against the militant group in Syria and led 13 strikes in ...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 8:16 AM
A Taliban bomb killed two American soldiers in a NATO convoy late on Friday night near the U.S. Bagram Airfield base north of Kabul, a U.S. defense official said on Saturday.
"Two International Security Assistance Force service members died as a...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 9:40 PM
President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing a broader military mission in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, the New York Times reported on Saturday.
The decision ensures a direct role for American troops in fighting in...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 2:10 PM
Two teenage girls wearing suicide belts blew themselves up in a market in northern Nigeria on Tuesday, killing more than 40 people, authorities said. It was the latest in a string of horrific attacks in Nigeria for which Islamist militants are blamed....
| Nov 26, 2014
| 8:32 AM
The cost of the fight against the Islamic State continues to mount.
The departure of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel may be one of them, but I want to focus on the dollars and sense, and by the latter I mean explaining more about what we are doing....
| Dec 31, 2014
The War Memorial Auditorium in Fort Lauderdale, opened in 1950, was meant to honor the men and women who served in the nation's wars.
A large compass on the lobby floor points to 20 battle arenas of World War II. A bronze plaque lists the names of local...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 2:36 PM
While only two local schools remain, prospects for success are still relatively high for the Flintridge Prep and Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy cross-country programs heading into Saturday’s CIF State Championships at Fresno’s Woodward Park....
| Nov 26, 2014
| 2:44 PM
In a concentrated effort to return to the top of the Rio Hondo League and go far in the postseason, the La Cañada High boys’ soccer team will look to carry more depth and versatility.
In recent seasons, the Spartans have carried 18-20 players....