| Oct 10, 2013
| 2:54 PM
WASHINGTON — Ashton Carter, the deputy Defense secretary, announced his resignation , saying “it is time for me to go” after a four-year stint at the Pentagon.
Carter said in a letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel that he had...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 2:04 PM
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon and Congress scrambled Wednesday to restore full military death benefits for families to quell a growing controversy as the federal government shutdown delayed assistance even to families of those who have given their lives...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 7:49 AM
WASHINGTON -- Defense giant Lockheed Martin Corp. said Monday it would reduce its planned layoffs to 2,400, after the Pentagon recalled most of the civilian workers it had furloughed because of the partial federal government shutdown.
The move came...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 1:25 PM
Dismissing comparisons of tea party Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to the infamous Joe McCarthy, Jonah Goldberg suggests in his column Tuesday that Cruz instead "might be the conservative Barack Obama." Goldberg then requests that readers "bear with me."
| Sep 24, 2013
| 10:54 PM
WASHINGTON — Three hours into his Senate speech-a-thon, Sen. Ted Cruz recalled that Sen. Rand Paul's filibuster criticizing U.S. drone policy was seen at first as "curious if not quixotic," but ultimately "transformed the debate."
Cruz, a Texas...
| Sep 8, 2013
After two weeks of furious debate about whether the United States should attack Syria, the arguments on both sides are now clear.
Haven't been paying attention? Still undecided? Here are the most cogent arguments for and against a military strike....
| Sep 18, 2013
| 5:13 PM
WASHINGTON — Police in Rhode Island warned the U.S. Navy last month that Aaron Alexis was hallucinating and hearing voices, and security officials at the local Navy base where he worked promised to look into the matter.
Newport Police Lt....
| Aug 24, 2013
| 10:07 AM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama summoned his national security advisors to the White House for a Saturday meeting as the U.S. military prepared for a possible retaliatory strike against the Syrian regime for its alleged use of chemical weapons against...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 10:18 AM
The United States has naval and air forces massed in the Mediterranean Sea and poised to strike Syria if President Obama gives the order, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday.
In an interview with BBC television during a trip to Southeast...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 12:34 PM
WASHINGTON -- The White House on Tuesday asserted that almost no one in the world doubts that the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad launched a chemical attack against civilians last week, as Obama administration officials worked the phones to...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 9:23 AM
WASHINGTON – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, claiming Republicans have engaged in unprecedented obstruction of presidential nominations, signaled Thursday that he would proceed with long-threatened changes to Senate rules to limit use of the...