By Charles Hoskinson | 12/06/13 02:29 PM
The United States late Thursday launched a new spy satellite into space with a logo that's making people concerned about recent reports of National Security Agency monitoring even more uncomfortable.
By Susan Crabtree | 12/06/13 12:00 PM
Afghan President Hamid Karzai, already seen as an untrustworthy irritant by the Obama administration, startled the world by balking -- at the last second -- over signing a post-war security pact with the United States. The controversial leader is cementing his reputation as unreliable, raising...
By Associated Press | 12/06/13 08:53 AM
MANAMA, Bahrain — Standing on the massive deck of the Navy's USS Ponce, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the United States is entering the new nuclear pact with Iran "very clear eyed" and it remains to be seen whether Tehran is serious about keeping its nuclear development peaceful....
By Associated Press | 12/06/13 08:47 AM
Facing a standoff in the Senate, the top Democrats and Republicans on Congress' military panels are working on a backup plan to ensure that they complete a far-reaching defense policy bill before year's end.
12/06/13 04:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a standoff in the Senate, the top Democrats and Republicans on Congress' military panels are working on a backup plan to ensure that they complete a far-reaching defense policy bill before year's end. Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Calif., chairman of the House Armed...
By Veronique de Rugy | 12/05/13 07:20 PM
Federal airline security oversight has a long track record of failure. Few people know that prior to Sept. 11, 2001, four different federal agencies -- the FBI, CIA, FAA and INS -- were entrusted to protect commercial airlines. They clearly did not do their jobs. Why, then, has the federal...
By Michal Conger | 12/05/13 07:14 PM
International funding for Afghanistan's military and police forces is increasingly going directly to the Afghan government instead of through U.S. administrators, but the Department of Defense can't be sure the money won't be wasted by corruption and poor management. The U.S. has promised at...
By Joel Gehrke | 12/05/13 04:48 PM
A top Senate Democrat has "serious questions" about whether President Obama is violating international law by carrying out some especially controversial drone strikes. "The alleged use of signature strikes, they raise a very serious question of whether [the drone strikes] comply with the...
By Susan Crabtree | 12/05/13 04:18 PM
The top senator on the Armed Services Committee is urging President Obama to stop insisting that Afghan President Hamid Karzai sign a post-war agreement with the U.S. and instead let a “more reliable” successor close the deal.
12/05/13 10:56 AM
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A former Navy subcontractor who was a middleman in a kickback scheme that cost the U.S. Navy $18 million has been sentenced to three years in prison.
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