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Is U.S. draw-down in Europe encouraging Russian aggression?

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | Shortly after the start of his first term, President Barack Obama, in addition to seeking a foreign policy “reset” with Russia, began to accelerate the…

Chinese and Russian navies join forces in the Mediterranean

By Rob Holmes
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Military | China’s Defense Ministry announced last week that the Russian and Chinese navies will carry out joint military drills for the first time in the…

Defense Department unveils self-steering sniper bullet

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | We’re accustomed to using the term, “magic bullet” to describe any hypothetical—but typically nonexistent—solution to a tough problem. But the magic…

Midday Roundup: Comcast merger falls apart to the delight of Netflix

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | No deal. Cable giant Comcast confirmed today it no longer wants to buy the No. 2 company in the industry, Time Warner. If the $45.2 billion merger had gone…

Was sacrifice of Ramadi dead in vain?

By Cal Thomas
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Iraq | “… that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain …” —Abraham Lincoln, the Gettysburg Address While the U.S. military in…

New forensics methods could help ID remains of Pearl Harbor victims

By Michael Cochrane
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History | When Japanese torpedoes sank the battleship USS Oklahoma on Dec. 7, 1941, 429 sailors and Marines lost their lives. In the years immediately following the war,

Military exercises evoke Cold-War tension in Eastern Europe

By Michael Cochrane
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Europe | Hundreds of U.S. military combat vehicles and dozens of fighter aircraft have been arriving in the tiny Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia and…

Army wrestles with competing intel analysis software tools

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | The military acquisition system is supposed to provide the weapons, equipment, and tools service members need to defend the country. But when it wasn’t…

Bergdahl charged with desertion, faces life in prison

By Lynde Langdon
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Military | Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the captive for whom President Barack Obama traded five Taliban operatives, faces misconduct charges that carry a maximum penalty of life…

Globe Trot: White House fight with Netanyahu not over yet

By Mindy Belz
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International | ISRAEL: Did State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf without irony really call Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s rhetoric “confused” today?

GOP defense-spending fight highlights balanced budget challenges

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | Divisions among Republicans over how best to fund the Pentagon may highlight some of the difficulties the GOP-controlled Congress will have in passing a…

Navy denies chaplain’s request for religious accommodation

By Michael Cochrane
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Religious Liberty | A Navy chaplain facing possible dismissal based on alleged statements made to sailors during private counseling sessions has been denied a formal request for…

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