11/19/13 09:50 AM
(www.stripes.com) The Senate on Monday began debating the 2014 defense bill, with one top Republican taking direct aim at the idea of continuing sequestration spending cuts in the military.
By Eileen Sullivan | 11/19/13 09:44 AM
WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency reported its own violations of surveillance rules to a U.S. intelligence court and promised additional safety measures to prevent similar missteps over and over again, according to more than 1,000 pages of newly declassified files about the federal...
By Gene Healy | 11/18/13 05:18 PM
Leave it to the Washington Post, this overgrown company town's paper of record, to put things in perspective. Along with “how to get rich in the new Washington,” the WaPo website announced Nov. 18 that “NSA's got nothing on German Stasi.” “Victims of the fearsome Communist East...
11/18/13 11:01 AM
The moon is rising over the devastated coastline of Tacloban as the US military cargo plane circles the runway. Marines take catnaps on top of 7-ft.-tall pallets of rice and other supplies, their feet dangling above the heads of aid workers who pack the jump seats, hitching rides to the...
11/18/13 11:00 AM
WASHINGTON — When the U.S. Navy sailed an imposing fleet near Hawaii that was powered in part by algae and used cooking grease, environmentalists weren't the only ones who were thrilled. Executives at bioenergy startups in the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago and elsewhere — and the venture...
11/17/13 09:36 PM
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has secured public support from nearly half the Senate, but not enough votes, for her proposal to give victims of rape and sexual assault in the military an independent route outside the chain of command for prosecuting attackers.
By Susan Crabtree | 11/17/13 12:48 PM
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the U.S. against making a partial deal with Iran to freeze its nuclear program saying any easing of sanctions would be hard to ratchet up again if Tehran does not comply with the interim agreement.
11/15/13 09:59 AM
President Obama's top national security aide on Thursday blamed Israeli settlement expansion announcements for some of the latest tensions between Israel and the Palestinians as US-brokered peace talks between the two sides have faltered. In a speech to a Washington think tank, Susan Rice,...
11/15/13 09:59 AM
(www.stripes.com) STUTTGART, Germany — U.S. Africa Command is planning for a smaller training mission on the continent as it contends with a shrinking budget brought on by the Pentagon’s fiscal crunch, AFRICOM’s Gen. David Rodriguez said on Thursday.
11/15/13 09:58 AM
A new report casts strong doubt on the effectiveness of one of the government’s main tools for recognizing potential terrorists before they board airplanes: the Transportation Security Administration’s behavior-detection program. Stephen M. Lord, a managing director with the Government...
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