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  • Ukraine crisis: U.S. to send F-16 fighters to Poland

    Ukraine crisis: U.S. to send F-16 fighters to Poland
    WASHINGTON—The Pentagon will send a dozen F-16 fighters and 300 troops to Poland to reinforce U.S. commitment to defending its allies in Eastern Europe as thousands of Russian forces appeared to tighten their grip on parts of Ukraine, officials said...
  • Obama gives assurances to Ukraine's acting prime minister

    Obama gives assurances to Ukraine's acting prime minister
    WASHINGTON — President Obama assured acting Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk on Wednesday that Russia would suffer significant consequences if it stayed on its military path toward Ukraine, a threat the Pentagon bolstered by acknowledging...
  • U.S. slams Syria for failing to meet chemical weapons commitments

    U.S. slams Syria for failing to meet chemical weapons commitments
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Thursday slammed Syria for failing to fulfill its pledges to surrender its most dangerous chemical weapons for destruction and voiced concern that the entire project could now be in jeopardy. In a statement...
  • Navy Vice Adm. Michael S. Rogers nominated as NSA head

    Navy Vice Adm. Michael S. Rogers nominated as NSA head
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama has nominated Navy Vice Adm. Michael S. Rogers, a 30-year Navy veteran, to head the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command, officials said Thursday. If confirmed by the Senate, Rogers will take over an intelligence...
  • Deputy Defense secretary nominated during 'very challenging time'

    WASHINGTON -- Robert O. Work, a retired Marine and former Navy official, was nominated Friday to be deputy Defense secretary, a key job as the Pentagon faces budget cuts and ethics troubles. If confirmed by the Senate, Work would focus on day-to-day...
  • White House France state dinner guest list

    White House France state dinner guest list
    The White House has released this list of expected attendees at Tuesday’s state dinner in honor of France. ┬áThe President and Mrs. Obama His Excellency Francois Hollande, president of French Republic Mr. J.J. Abrams, Pacific Palisades, CA Ms....
  • U.S. seeks new bases for drones targeting Al Qaeda in Pakistan

    U.S. seeks new bases for drones targeting Al Qaeda in Pakistan
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is making contingency plans to use air bases in Central Asia to conduct drone missile attacks in northwest Pakistan in case the White House is forced to withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan at the end of...
  • Hagel refuses to reopen Medal of Honor bid for Sgt. Rafael Peralta

    Hagel refuses to reopen Medal of Honor bid for Sgt. Rafael Peralta
    SAN DIEGO -- The secretary of defense announced Friday that he would not reconsider the Medal of Honor nomination of a Marine from San Diego who was killed in Iraq. Secretary Chuck Hagel agreed with his two predecessors that the nomination of Sgt....
  • Military same-sex couples to get full benefits

    Military same-sex couples to get full benefits
    WASHINGTON — Same-sex military couples will qualify for full benefits, including government-provided healthcare and housing allowances, as long as they are legally married, under new rules announced by the Pentagon. The requirement for same-sex...
  • Obama blames Putin 'Cold War' rhetoric for strained U.S.-Russia ties

    Obama blames Putin 'Cold War' rhetoric for strained U.S.-Russia ties
    U.S.-Russian relations have been deteriorating since President Vladimir Putin returned to the Kremlin last year and began ratcheting up anti-American rhetoric that has played into "old stereotypes about the Cold War,” President Obama said at a White...
  • Obama cancels meeting with Putin after Russia grants Snowden asylum

    Obama cancels meeting with Putin after Russia grants Snowden asylum
    WASHINGTON – President Obama has canceled plans to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the wake of the country’s decision to offer temporary asylum to Edward Snowden, the former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked secret...
  • Obama's Moscow visit is called off, and not just because of Snowden

    Obama's Moscow visit is called off, and not just because of Snowden
    WASHINGTON — The Edward Snowden case may have been the last straw, but the White House decision to cancel a Moscow summit next month came after President Obama decided the meeting was unlikely to resolve any of the issues increasing tension...