| Sep 2, 2013
| 3:08 PM
The picture seemed good earlier this year as Electric Boat hired 350 workers, many of them to rebuild the USS Miami after a fire nearly destroyed the attack submarine when it was in Maine for repairs.
The Groton sub-maker has boosted its staff of...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 3:39 PM
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange branded Pfc. Bradley Manning's espionage conviction Tuesday an episode of "national security extremism" while other supporters expressed relief that he was acquitted of the most serious charge. Among Manning's critics,...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 12:43 PM
Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Westmoreland, was on the receiving end of a "sobering" briefing Tueday from top Defense Department officials.
As head of the readiness panel on the House Armed Services Committee, he's trying to assess the impact of furloughs on...
| Jul 21, 2013
In his use of American power and influence abroad, Barack Obama's critics say he has been reluctant, gun-shy and prone to saying one thing and doing another. They're right. They're only wrong in thinking it's a bad thing.
Egypt has undergone a...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 5:51 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army will eliminate at least 12 combat brigades, relocate thousands of soldiers and cancel $400 million in construction projects as the first wave of federal budget cuts takes aim at military communities around the country....
| Jun 8, 2013
| 9:11 PM
The U.S. military is a culture unto itself, with its own set of rules and conduct.
While the vast, vast majority in the service behave as proud and honorable heroes, the plague of sexual assaults in the armed forces is a disturbing trend.
| Feb 18, 2013
| 10:04 AM
Defense officials and their allies in Congress have done their best to create a sense of crisis about impending budget cuts, but their warnings have failed to produce any visible result.
Instead, partisan divisions have hardened over how to avoid the...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 6:30 PM
| Jun 5, 2013
| 4:41 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers outraged by sexual assaults in the military are moving swiftly to address the problem, tackling legislation that would strip commanders of their authority to overturn convictions in rape and assault cases.
| Jun 5, 2013
| 4:13 PM
Lawmakers are right to make stricter penalties for military personnel found guilty of sexually assault against other veterans.
The House Armed Services Committee began consideration on Wednesday of a sweeping, $638 billion defense policy bill for the...
| May 28, 2013
| 4:41 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the months leading up to the killing of Osama bin Laden, veteran intelligence analyst Robert Cardillo was given the nickname "Debbie Downer." With each new tidbit of information that tracked bin Laden to a high-walled compound...