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New Chinese aircraft carrier no match for U.S. ships

By Michael Cochrane
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China | In a move consistent with its expanding territorial influence in the South China Sea, the Chinese government announced last week plans to build a second…

Midday Roundup: Governor strikes clerk names from Kentucky marriage licenses

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Conscience protection. Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin made good on a campaign promise Tuesday, issuing an executive order that removes county clerks’ names from…

Unmanned blimp crash helps deflate Army surveillance program

Unmanned blimp crash helps deflate Army surveillance program

By Michael Cochrane
Posted

Military | A U.S. Army surveillance program grounded in October after one of its tethered blimps broke loose and drifted hundreds of miles before crashing in the…

Suicide bomber kills six American soldiers in Afghanistan

By Lynde Langdon
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Afghanistan | The Taliban has claimed responsibility for a suicide attack near Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan that killed six American soliders. Two other Americans and an…

Midday Roundup: Threat closes all Los Angeles schools for the day

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | School’s out. Officials with the Los Angeles Unified School District—the nation’s second largest—closed all its campuses today after receiving an…

Why are states spending local tax money on military bases?

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | With the Pentagon struggling to maintain the aging infrastructure at many military bases, state and local governments are increasingly stepping into the…

Midday Roundup: Congress shames Obama for Bergdahl blunders

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | State secret. A new report by House Republicans states the Obama administration misled Congress about the effort to swap five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo…

Defense secretary orders all combat positions open to women

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter today ordered the military to open all direct combat positions to women, giving the services 30 days to submit their plans…

VA hospital reverses Christmas tree ban

By Sarah Padbury
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Religious Liberty | Officials at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salem, Va., sent an email to employees last week banning Christmas trees in public areas, only to quickly…

Scandal-plagued Phoenix VA hires controversial new director

By Maria Baer
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Military | A year and seven months after a scandal wracked the Phoenix VA Medical Center and a year after the center’s director was fired, the Department of Veterans…

Pentagon unveils 401(k), internships to compete with private sector

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | To keep traffic flowing swiftly and efficiently, a freeway must have well-designed on- and off-ramps. In a major speech last week at Georgetown University,

Past is prologue

By Mindy Belz
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Middle East | Doing war on the cheap has its price

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