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Flexibility key for spouses, says AF secretary's husband

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 17:31
In Frank Beatty's experience in the private sector, discussions about job losses and benefits cuts are not limited to the military community.

U.S. airstrikes target Islamic State in Iraq

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 16:49
The United States launched an airstrike near Baghdad on Monday in what defense officials say is the start of an expanded action against Islamic State extremists in Iraq.

U.S. would hit back against an Assad attack, sources say

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 16:25
The United States would retaliate against Syrian President Bashar Assad's air defenses if he were to go after American planes launching airstrikes in his country, senior Obama administration officials said Monday.

NATO head: Security threats from Russia, Islamic State

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 15:56
NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Monday that members of the U.S.-led alliance must stand shoulder to shoulder to confront simultaneous security threats from Russia and the Islamic State extremist organization.

Lawmakers follow different paths on service academy nominations

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 15:55
New York high-school students face a number of challenges in seeking admission to one of the nation's prestigious service academies - including geography.

E-6 fed master chief during chiefs season training

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 13:54
A command investigation has determined that a chief-selectee who spoonfed an E-9 during chiefs season training on the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson was not subjected to hazing.

Tiny Qatar plays outsize role in U.S. war strategy

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 13:49
Just miles from where former Guantanamo Bay terror suspects have resettled, American warplanes take off from Qatar's al-Udeid air base in the global war on extremism.

JSF program chief: F-35 likely protected in next budget

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 13:40
The F-35 joint strike fighter will likely be protected regardless of whether the Pentagon is operating under limits imposed by the Budget Control Act in fiscal 2016, the program's top official said Monday.

House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:43
Lawmakers raced Monday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with President Obama's fiercest opponents in the House GOP preparing to consent - on condition no U.S.

'Truly extraordinary': Medal of Honor awarded to 2 soldiers for actions in Vietnam

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:19
More than four decades later, two soldiers on Monday received the Medal of Honor for their actions during the Vietnam War.

U.S. won't rule out working with Iran against IS

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:04
Diplomats from around the world pledged to fight Islamic State militants 'by any means necessary' as Iraq asked allies to thwart the extremists wherever they find sanctuary.

Judge: Lawsuit in Petraeus scandal can proceed

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 09:52
A federal judge says a Tampa, Florida, woman can pursue her lawsuit alleging that the government invaded her privacy in the scandal over former CIA director David Petraeus.

Three ways House work on CR, Syrian rebels plan could play out

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 07:11
Whether or not the federal national security apparatus shuts down in October suddenly is all about Saudi Arabia, the Islamic State, Syrian rebel forces and lawmakers' feelings about President Barack Obama.

Iran rejects global strategy against extremists

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 05:44
As diplomats from around the world sought a global strategy to fight Islamic State extremists, Iran ruled out working with any international coalition, saying it had rejected American requests for cooperation against the militants.

Islamic State group's war chest is growing daily

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 05:44
Islamic State militants, who once relied on wealthy Persian Gulf donors for money, have become a self-sustaining financial juggernaut, earning more than $3 million a day from oil smuggling, human trafficking, theft and extortion, according to U.S. intelli

Uniform overhaul: Warm-up suit, parka and lightweight NWUs are in the works

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 04:28
Uniform changes are on the horizon.

Navy identifies Hornet pilot presumed dead after collision

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 17:18
The Navy has identified the F/A-18C Hornet pilot who is presumed dead after his aircraft collided with another Hornet on Friday as Lt. Nathan Poloski.

'The Star-Spangled Banner' celebrates 200 years

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 12:21
'The Star-Spangled Banner' turns 200 on Sunday and, even today, it has aged gracefully.

White House still seeking coalition in Mideast war

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 09:59
The White House said Sunday it will find countries willing to send combat troops to fight Islamic extremists in Syria and Iraq, but it's too early to identify them.

Rights group calls for probe into Iraqi airstrike

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 09:44
An international rights group called Sunday for an investigation into an Iraqi airstrike on a school housing displaced families that killed 31 civilians, including 24 children, a day after the country's new prime minister ordered the army to stop shelling