Jul 2, 2014 4:24pm

DHS Boosting Security at Overseas Airports Serving US

The Department of Homeland Security is increasing security measures at airports overseas amid deepening concerns that terrorists in war-ravaged Syria are trying to develop a new generation of bombs that could be smuggled onto commercial planes. In a statement Wednesday afternoon, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson… Read More »

Jun 29, 2014 7:21pm

Two-Time Marine Deserter Surrenders After Nine-Year Disappearance

WASHINGTON — Marine Cpl. Wassef Hassoun, a two time deserter, has turned himself in to military authorities after nine years on the run. In 2004, Hassoun disappeared in Iraq, and though he claimed he was kidnapped by Iraqi militants, he was later charged as a… Read More »

Jun 27, 2014 5:53pm

Iraq, Out of Hellfire Missiles, Asks US for 1,400 More

With Iraq needing all the help it can get in pushing back Islamic militants, the government has requested 1,400 additional Hellfire missiles from the United States to restock its depleted supply.  Iraq burned through its inventory of 300 Hellfire missiles two weeks ago. In mid-July… Read More »

Jun 24, 2014 4:28pm

Syrian War Planes Strike ISIS Targets in Iraq, US Says

Military aircraft that conducted air strikes against ISIS military targets in western Iraq are believed to have been from Syria’s air force, a U.S. official told ABC News. Such air strikes would be a regional escalation of the conflict inside Iraq where the Islamic militants… Read More »

Jun 13, 2014 11:32am

Iraqi Insurgents Using Recycled Photos to Hype Captured Military Gear

Even the Pentagon uses Google for a little research, especially if it wants to show that some pictures Iraqi militants have posted on the Internet to show big pieces of captured military hardware are actually years old. As Islamic insurgents have successfully taken the northern… Read More »

Jun 9, 2014 4:31pm

VA Audit Finds 100,000 Veterans Waiting for Health Care

A Department of Veterans Affairs audit has found that the VA’s medical scheduling issues go far beyond the Phoenix VA facility, with more than 57,000 veterans nationwide waiting more than 90 days for medical check-ups after making their initial appointments. An additional 64,000 veterans over… Read More »

Jun 5, 2014 7:07pm

Bowe Bergdahl Had Left Unit Twice Before, Probe Shows

A 2009 preliminary investigation of Bowe Bergdahl‘s disappearance in Afghanistan noted he had briefly left his unit on two prior occasions before rejoining his fellow soldiers, once in the United  States and a previous time in Afghanistan. U.S. officials also indicate that Bergdahl may have… Read More »

Jun 5, 2014 3:10pm

How Some Titans of the Internet Are Marking the Snowden Anniversary

A year ago today a National Security Agency contractor emerged from obscurity into the international spotlight — and controversy — with some of the largest intelligence leaks in U.S. history. Now, some of the Internet’s most powerful firms are marking the anniversary of Edward Snowden’s… Read More »

Jun 3, 2014 7:05pm

Former Navy Blue Angels Commander Reprimanded

The Navy has reprimanded a former commander of its elite Blue Angels flight demonstration team for fostering a hostile command climate that condoned sexual harassment. In late April, Captain Gregory McWherter was removed from his duties after allegations of misconduct were made by a member… Read More »

Jun 3, 2014 5:46pm

US Recon Aircraft, Russian Fighter Have Close Call Over Pacific

The Pentagon confirmed a potentially dangerous close call that occurred between a Russian fighter jet and an American reconnaissance plane over the Pacific six weeks ago that brought the planes to within about 100 feet of each other.  The incident occurred around the time that… Read More »