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  • Bin Laden bodyguard: Worthy of release or still a terror threat?

    Bin Laden bodyguard: Worthy of release or still a terror threat?
    ARLINGTON, Va. — Dressed in a white T-shirt, the former bodyguard of Osama bin Laden sat at the center of a long table Tuesday in the Guantanamo Bay prison, his beard dark and long, listening to two sides argue his fate. On one side, his...
  • Nuclear facility cheating investigation widens

    Nuclear facility cheating investigation widens
    WASHINGTON -- An Air Force investigation into alleged cheating by crews that handle nuclear missiles has broadened to include roughly twice as many officers as the Pentagon’s initial announcement last week that 34 individuals were under suspicion,...
  • Cheating inquiry finds 'systemic problems' in U.S. nuclear force

    Cheating inquiry finds 'systemic problems' in U.S. nuclear force
    WASHINGTON — Nearly half of the officers responsible for maintaining and operating nuclear-armed missiles at a Montana base have been implicated in a widening cheating investigation, a sign of deep cultural and command problems in the nuclear force,...
  • Suicide rate among active-duty soldiers falls sharply

    Suicide rate among active-duty soldiers falls sharply
    WASHINGTON—Suicides among soldiers on active duty dropped steeply last year but went up among those in the National Guard and reserves, according to Army data, suggesting discrepancies in efforts to stem the epidemic of soldiers taking their own...
  • Defense in sex crime case plans to put Army on trial

    Defense in sex crime case plans to put Army on trial
    FT. BRAGG, N.C. — The Army is putting Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair on trial here Tuesday on charges that include sexually assaulting a female officer and threatening to kill her family. The general's lawyers intend to put the Army on trial....
  • Navy investigating a cheating scandal of its own

    Navy investigating a cheating scandal of its own
    WASHINGTON — The Navy said Tuesday that instructors responsible for training sailors to operate nuclear reactors that power submarines and aircraft carriers may have cheated on qualification tests, the latest in a series of ethical and criminal...
  • Obama administration agrees to informal drone halt in Pakistan

    Obama administration agrees to informal drone halt in Pakistan
    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has agreed to Pakistan's request to stop drone-launched missile strikes except on Al Qaeda operational leaders while Islamabad pursues peace talks with local Taliban militants, U.S. officials say. The informal...
  • Afghanistan security at risk in U.S. pullout, official says

    Afghanistan security at risk in U.S. pullout, official says
    BRUSSELS — Security in Afghanistan would decrease steadily if all U.S. troops are withdrawn this year, a senior U.S. military official warned Thursday, two days after President Obama ordered the Pentagon to begin contingency planning for such a...
  • President Obama pressures Afghanistan leader Karzai on security deal

    President Obama pressures Afghanistan leader Karzai on security deal
    WASHINGTON — Signaling his frustration with events in Afghanistan, President Obama ordered the Pentagon on Tuesday to step up plans to withdraw all U.S. troops by January if Afghan leaders don't sign a bilateral security agreement. In an unusually...
  • NATO puts pressure on Afghanistan to sign troop agreement

    NATO puts pressure on Afghanistan to sign troop agreement
    BRUSSELS -- The U.S. and its European allies on Wednesday turned up the pressure on Afghanistan to authorize foreign troops on its territory after 2014, even as officials acknowledged that they may have to wait for President Hamid Karzai’s successor...
  • Any U.S. steps to punish Russia unlikely to alter course in Ukraine

    Any U.S. steps to punish Russia unlikely to alter course in Ukraine
    WASHINGTON — President Obama has a variety of ways he can make good on his threat to make Russia pay "costs" for its military intervention in Ukraine. But it's not clear any of them will make a difference to Russian President Vladimir Putin, or...