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  • Defense secretary calls for review of security policies 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 2:56 pm

    WASHINGTON - Secretary of Defense Ash Carter has reminded the military service chiefs that Defense Department policy does allow some military personnel to be armed while working at recruiting centers and ROTC offices.

  • US Navy examines health concerns near Guantanamo court 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 2:44 pm

    MEXICO CITY - A complaint lodged with the Pentagon has prompted the U.S. Navy to look into the possible presence of anything that may cause cancer in a section of the base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a military spokeswoman said Tuesday.

  • Gov. Baker to lobby for Massachusetts military 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 2:20 am

    BOSTON - Gov. Charlie Baker is headed to Washington to make the case for the state's six military installations.

  • Report details chronic problems at Army anthrax facility 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 8:25 pm

    NEW YORK - Pentagon officials released a report Thursday detailing recurring problems at an Army bioterror facility that accidentally sent live anthrax to other labs for more than a decade.

  • Walker travels to Pentagon to make case for Alaska troops 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 6:28 pm

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska Gov. Bill Walker met Thursday in Washington, D.C., with Pentagon officials to make a case for maintaining current troop levels in the state.

  • South Carolina editorial roundup 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 3:41 pm

    Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers:

  • US Pentagon chief tries to assure Israel after Iran deal story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-20-15 3:22 pm

    HUSSEIN LOOKOUT, Israel - On a hilltop lookout near Israel's border with Lebanon, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter offered personal assurances Monday that the U.S. will help Israel counter Iranian support for the militant group Hezbollah. He called it one example of how the U.S. can support the Jewish state in the aftermath of the Iran nuclear deal.

  • Congress' to-do list grows; misstep could mean govt shutdown 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 3:42 am

    WASHINGTON - Congress' midsummer to-do list may take until Christmas to clear.

  • Shrinking Kodak takes on new role: startup landlord story has photos
    Updated: Jul-18-15 3:34 pm

    ROCHESTER, New York - The chemical know-how and machines that spooled out countless miles of film are being eyed for medical marijuana and solar cells, while the private rail line now carries tomatoes alongside coal as photography pioneer Kodak, its bankruptcy behind it, embraces a new role: startup landlord.

  • Sailor slain in Tennessee attacks was star baseball player story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-18-15 11:19 am

    Four Marines and a sailor were slain in the attacks on two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Some of them had deployed overseas and seen battle, others had not.

  • White House seeks support at home and abroad for Iran deal story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-16-15 5:57 pm

    WASHINGTON - At home and abroad, the White House courted support for a landmark nuclear deal with Iran on Thursday as congressional leaders in both parties pointed toward a politically charged showdown this fall over Republican attempts to scuttle the agreement.

  • ISIS insight? Tillis opts for Cheney, not Pentagon chiefs 
    Updated: Jul-15-15 3:57 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Freshman Republican Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina missed a hearing last week with senior Pentagon leaders on the threat of Islamic State militants and instead privately got insights on the group from former Vice President Dick Cheney.

  • White House lowers estimate of budget deficit to $455B 
    Updated: Jul-14-15 5:54 pm

    WASHINGTON - The White House predicted on Tuesday that this year's budget deficit will register at $455 billion, less than forecast in February and the lowest yet of Barack Obama's presidency.

  • Lawmakers critical of KBR decision to seek legal fees 
    Updated: Jul-14-15 3:33 pm

    PORTLAND, Oregon - Members of Oregon's Congressional delegation have asked the Defense Department to reach a settlement with 12 Oregon National Guard soldiers who said they were sickened by a toxic chemical during the Iraq War.

  • Pentagon announces plan aimed at lifting transgender ban story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-13-15 8:01 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon's current regulations banning transgender individuals from serving in the military are outdated, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday, ordering a six-month study aimed at formally ending one of the last gender- or sexuality-based barriers to military service.

  • At apex of military, spotlight feels bright, power seems dim story has photos
    Updated: Jul-10-15 11:26 am

    WASHINGTON - The man often called America's top military officer, the most powerful person in uniform, actually commands nothing. No tanks, no planes, no ships, no troops.

  • Army announces troop cuts, says they could expand 
    Updated: Jul-09-15 1:36 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Army said Thursday that six domestic bases will lose 1,200 or more soldiers as part of a cost-saving plan to reduce the active-duty force by 40,000 troops over the coming two years. If Congress and the White House cannot avert another round of budget cuts this year, even deeper troop reductions would result, Army officials said.

  • Pentagon, lawmakers mark Vietnam War at Capitol ceremony story has photos
    Updated: Jul-08-15 6:23 pm

    WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter and congressional leaders thanked Vietnam War veterans for their service and presented pins to dozens of veterans at a Capitol ceremony Wednesday that marked 50 years since U.S. ground troops arrived in Vietnam.

  • Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials 
    Updated: Jul-08-15 5:03 pm

    Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad:

  • Inhofe endorses Carson for Department of Defense post 
    Updated: Jul-07-15 7:04 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Republican U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe is endorsing a former Democratic congressman from Oklahoma who has been nominated for a position with the Department of Defense.

  • Va. commission makes recommendations to bolster military 
    Updated: Jul-07-15 6:59 pm

    NORFOLK, Virginia - A state commission released a report Tuesday detailing how Virginia officials can help grow the military's presence in the state.

  • Harford County sheriff ends aviation program 
    Updated: Jul-07-15 6:41 pm

    BEL AIR, Maryland - Harford County's sheriff is discontinuing the department's aviation program, citing safety issues and the cost.

  • Stabenow, Upton tour Fort Custer, missile project candidate 
    Updated: Jul-06-15 6:49 pm

    KALAMAZOO, Michigan - U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow and U.S. Rep Fred Upton have toured Fort Custer, a site in competition for a proposed $3 billion ballistic missile defense system.

  • Touting progress, Obama says Islamic State is losing ground story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-06-15 6:29 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama portrayed the U.S.-led coalition Monday as gaining ground against the Islamic State amid an expanded U.S. effort and ample signs of progress, but conceded more difficulties ahead in fighting what he described as a nimble and opportunistic enemy.

  • POW-MIA chief to push for private-group aid to find war dead story has photos
    Updated: Jul-06-15 1:06 pm

    WASHINGTON - The head of the Pentagon's new agency in charge of recovering and identifying remains of U.S. war dead said he will push for more partnering with private groups that have resources and interest to help reinvigorate a troubled POW-MIA accounting mission.