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How America's aircraft carriers could become obsolete

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 06:41
Beyond the question of how much field testing a new carrier needs, the military-industrial complex is likely to confront a more existential question in the coming decades: Is the aircraft carrier defensible, both physically and in budgetary terms?

A Syrian conundrum: Can ISIS be ousted without Assad's help?

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 06:11
As the U.S.-led coalition tightens the noose around the Islamic State group in Syria, President Bashar Assad's Iranian-backed troops are also seizing back territory from the militants with little protest from Washington, a sign of how American options are limited without a powerful ally on the ground.

Ukrainian soldiers fight mock battle with NATO mentors

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 05:03
Ukrainian soldiers training with the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine dug into fighting positions and fought a mock defensive battle with NATO allies and partner nations at the Yavoriv Combat Training Center on Thursday and Friday.

Taliban kill 6 Afghan police in west; roadside bomb kills 7

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 03:05
The Taliban stormed an Afghan security post in the western Farah province, killing at least six policemen and wounding three, officials said on Friday while a pickup truck hit a roadside bomb in a remote eastern district, killing seven villagers.

Man stole from unlocked Secret Service vehicle linked to Trump security detail

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 21:03
The intimidating appearance of the massive vehicle — which is part of President Donald Trump’s protection detail — didn’t discourage Cleveland Cooley Jr. from stealing computer tablets and other items that were left inside.

UN agrees to cut peacekeeping budget, a reduction US sought

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 21:00
After lengthy and heated negotiations, the assembly's powerful budget committee agreed to a $7.3 billion budget for 14 peacekeeping missions for the year starting July 1, a $570 million cut from the current budget of $7.87 billion.

Trump shifts from provoking to engaging to pressuring China

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 20:48
Delivering a one-two punch to China on Thursday, the Trump administration approved a $1.4 billion arms sale to Taiwan and blacklisted a small Chinese bank over its business ties with North Korea.

More time allowed for review of new transgender enlistments

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 20:34
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is giving the military chiefs another six months to conduct a review to determine if allowing transgender individuals to enlist in the armed services will affect the "readiness or lethality" of the force.