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Air defense blimps put on guard along the East Coast

By Michael Cochrane
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Defense | Starting next spring, and continuing for another three years, commuters on the Interstate 95 corridor will have to get used to seeing something new in the…

Fight against ISIS gets more money, troops

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | In an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote last week, the House of Representatives approved a $585 billion defense spending bill that expands support for Operation…

Defense spending bill sparks battle over federal land

By Angela Lu
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Government | The $585 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that passed the House on Thursday not only funds the Defense Department, but also devotes 450 pages…

GOP leader: Obama’s pick for Pentagon chief has broad support

By Lynde Langdon
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Defense | President Barack Obama has chosen former Pentagon second-in-command Ashton Carter to replace Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense, a senior Republican senator…

Chuck Hagel resigns from the Defense Department

By Leigh Jones
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Government | Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned from the Obama administration this morning, a move the president did not resist. An official who spoke on condition of…

Obama to send 1,500 more troops to Iraq

By Lynde Langdon
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ISIS | President Barack Obama today announced he has authorized enough additional troops to nearly double the size of the U.S. force in Iraq. The president wants to…

With new technology, Navy drones can swarm an enemy ship like sharks

By Michael Cochrane
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Defense | Fourteen years ago this week, the USS Cole , a U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer refueling in Yemen, was attacked by suicide bombers who sidled up to the ship…

Numbers matter

By Mindy Belz
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Iraq | Understaffing the U.S. effort in Iraq from the beginning has cost American lives, created conditions for Iraqi genocide, and threatens global security

Study confirms childhood trauma more common in soldiers

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | Military members and veterans are more likely to have faced childhood trauma than civilians, according to a new study. Researchers say the results support the…

Will the Iran agreement be Obama’s Munich?

By Cal Thomas
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Iran | Seeking to create an analogy with the deal the United States negotiated with Iran to supposedly limit further production of its centrifuges, Secretary of…

New plane uses super speed to combat 21st century threats

By Julie Borg
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Defense | Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Development Programs division revealed to Aviation Week last week plans for a hypersonic spy aircraft that could reach speeds up to…

Obama defends drone policy, promises restraint

By Daniel James Devine
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Defense | In a speech Thursday afternoon at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C., President Barack Obama defended his administration’s use of drone…

 
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