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US, N. Korea show off military might with dueling exercises and submarine port call

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 22:53
A U.S. guided-missile submarine made a port call in South Korea and the allied nations conducted maritime exercises Tuesday, while North Korea reportedly conducted a large artillery drill as tensions mounted on the divided peninsula.

Researchers: Russia-linked hackers targeted Macron campaign

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 22:18
Researchers with the Japanese anti-virus firm Trend Micro say the campaign of French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron has been targeted by Russia-linked hackers, adding a little more detail to previous suggestions that the centrist politician was being singled out for electronic eavesdropping by the Kremlin.

Trump backs away from demand for border wall money

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 21:47
The border wall money is fiercely opposed by Democrats, whose votes are needed to pass the government-wide spending legislation that comes due Friday at midnight. The wall is also unpopular with many Republicans, and GOP negotiators on Capitol Hill were uneasy about the clash over the wall potentially sparking a government shutdown.

Alabama honors Southern soldiers on Confederate Memorial Day

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 20:39
Alabama is one of the last states in the country that still celebrates Confederate Memorial Day as an official holiday. The day brings controversy and confusion, with critics arguing about the appropriateness of the anniversary, supporters saying they want to honor their dead and some people just upset that their errands are upended by the closure of government offices.

Official: 'Silver lining' in hacker, foreign nation alliance

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 20:34
Criminal hackers hired by nations are more likely to travel and expose themselves to the risk of being arrested and prosecuted, and may be less savvy about evading detection than a sworn intelligence officer.

Trump to sign orders on oil drilling, national monuments

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 20:24
Republicans have asked Trump to reverse the two designations, saying they add an unnecessary layer of federal control and could stymie commercial development.

Navy proposing to expand SEAL training in Washington state

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 19:41
The U.S. Navy is proposing to expand training of its special operations teams on land along Puget Sound and on the southwestern Washington coast.

Afghan army chief, defense minister resign following attack

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 18:22
Afghanistan's army chief and defense minister resigned on Monday, following a Taliban attack over the weekend that struck a northern army base, killing more than 100 military and other personnel, officials said.

82nd Airborne Division IDs soldier killed in weekend crash

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 17:54
The 82nd Airborne Division has identified a Fort Bragg paratrooper killed in a crash in Fayetteville on Saturday as Pfc. Jeremiah S. Holmes.

State Department removes promotion of Trump's Mar-a-Lago

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 17:52
The U.S. State Department has removed its promotional posting about President Donald Trump's Florida resort, after a storm of ethics criticism Monday.

Navy Federal to cover direct deposit for eligible members ahead of possible government shutdown

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 16:46
Eligible members include servicemembers in the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard; Army or Air National Guard on federal active service; Officer Candidates of the Armed Forces and civilian employees of the DoD who have their net pay deposited directly into a Navy Federal account.

Admiral to lead review of oxygen problems affecting F-18, T-45 pilots

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 15:56
The Navy said Monday it will comprehensively review recent breathing problems experienced by aircrews of the F/A-18 strike fighter and the T-45 jets used to train them.

Veteran father of survivalist who killed trooper says he failed son

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 15:30
The father of a survivalist who ambushed two state police troopers, killing one of them, said Monday that he failed his son by lying about his military exploits and by not pushing him harder to grow up.

Air Force: Mechanical failures led to B-52 aborted takeoff, fire in 2016 Guam incident

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 15:16
An investigation concluded a B-52H Stratofortress was destroyed during takeoff in Guam last year by a combination of birds impacting the aircraft coupled with mechanical failures, the Air Force has announced.

Air Force won't supply clean water to polluted Michigan city

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 15:11
The U.S. Air Force is pushing back against a new law that requires it to provide safe drinking water to residents in a northeastern Michigan city affected by chemical pollution from the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base.

Man was acting out 'military delusion' the night he killed four women, defense attorney says

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 13:58
U.S. military service and repeated concussions playing high school and college football damaged Erbie Lee Bowser's brain so severely that he was in an altered mental state when he killed four women and seriously injured four children, his defense attorney says.

Q&A: What would a government shutdown mean for you?

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 13:56
Every shutdown is different because federal agencies have quite a bit of leeway in deciding how to carry it out. But, based on previous shutdowns, here's what you can expect.

MCAS New River man accused of posting nude photos of woman

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 13:07
A man from Marine Corps Air Station New River is accused of posting nude and nearly nude photos of a woman online without her permission.

US issues sanctions against 271 Syrians over chemical weapon use

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 13:05
The Trump administration issued sanctions Monday on 271 people linked to the Syrian agency responsible for producing non-conventional weapons, part of an ongoing U.S. crackdown on Syrian President Bashar Assad's alleged use of chemical weapons.

GAO: Lockheed F-35's cost to rise by $1 billion on extra testing

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:59
Citing "cascading testing delays," the Government Accountability Office said in a report issued Monday that development testing should be completed before the Defense Department makes "significant new investments" in the fighter jet.