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 »

May 31, 2014 7:06pm

Taliban Captive ‘Was Never Forgotten,’ Obama Says

WASHINGTON — President Obama appeared in the Rose Garden with Bob and Jani Bergdahl, the parents of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, announcing that their son has been recovered from the Taliban after nearly five years of captivity. “It’s a good day,” Obama told Jani Bergdahl, hugging… Read More »

May 27, 2014 6:22pm

US Military in Afghanistan by the Numbers: 2,184 Dead, 19,600 Wounded

President Obama’s plan to keep 9,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan after the end of the combat mission this year will begin the full withdrawal of all U.S. military forces from Afghanistan by the end of 2016, bringing an end to America’s longest war. Over the… Read More »

May 21, 2014 5:31pm

U.S. Sends Drone, 80 Troops to Chad for Missing Schoolgirls Search

The United States is sending 80 military personnel and one unarmed Predator reconnaissance aircraft to Chad as part of a growing effort to find the more than 275 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamic extremists a month ago. The unmanned reconnaissance aircraft will join similar aircraft… Read More »

May 20, 2014 6:50pm

What a US Military Evacuation in Libya Might Look Like

With the security situation in Libya deteriorating daily, the Pentagon has placed 250 Marines and aircraft in Sicily as a precautionary move should the State Department request the evacuation of American staff from the embassy in Tripoli, Libya, military officials said today. But if the… Read More »

May 14, 2014 7:03pm

US Won’t Rule Out More Military Help in Nigeria, Susan Rice Says

Speaking to women foreign policy leaders today in Washington, National Security Adviser Susan Rice would not rule out the United States’ providing more military help to Nigeria in locating the 200-plus girls abducted from their school dormitories a month ago, but emphasized that the girls… Read More »

May 13, 2014 6:06pm

US Flying Surveillance Aircraft Over Nigeria in Search of Kidnapped Girls

The United States military is flying both manned and unmanned surveillance aircraft over northeastern Nigeria in the search for more than 250 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram, Pentagon officials said today. The move reflects a growing U.S. participation in the search efforts for the girls,… Read More »

May 7, 2014 5:36pm

Nation’s Law Enforcement Officers Set to Honor the Fallen

Tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from across the country are set to converge on Washington in the coming days for “Police Week” to honor their fallen colleagues. And for former police officer Bobby Egbert, the commitment made by officers who swore an oath… Read More »