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  • Yemen: Al Qaeda No. 2 Leader Killed

    Yemen: Al Qaeda No. 2 Leader Killed
    Yemeni forces have killed Said al-Shihri, second in command of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the Yemeni Defense Ministry said Monday. A Yemeni government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said officials are waiting for DNA confirmation....
  • Congress zooms in on drone killings

    Congress zooms in on drone killings
    WASHINGTON -- Once a month, a group of staff members from the House and Senate intelligence committees drives across the Potomac River to CIA headquarters in Virginia, assembles in a secure room and begins the grim task of watching videos of the latest...
  • Admiral blogs on sequestration cuts

    Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mark Ferguson testified last week before the House Armed Services Committee on the impact of deep defense cuts under the process known as sequestration. On Monday, he summarized the high points -- or low points -- on...
  • Re-election the top priority?

    Members of Congress are more interested in winning reelection than in removing before then the budget "sequestration" knife that threatens to lop 10 percent off 2,500 defense programs starting Jan. 2. That was the signal that lawmakers sent at a House...
  • Presidential candidate Mitt Romney to visit Indy in late August

    Presidential candidate Mitt Romney to visit Indy in late August
    Republican presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney will visit Indianapolis in late August to address the American Legion’s national convention. The American Legion confirmed the Aug. 29 appearance, which will be the organization’s 94th...
  • Women are ready for combat ... are men ready for change?

    Late last year, the Air Force began a sweep through its installations around the world looking for items that fell into the broad category of "unprofessional." The investigations found more than 32,000 such treasures. Not a small number of the offending...
  • U.S. Rep. Rigell named to House Budget Committee

    U.S. Rep. Scott Rigell, R-Virginia Beach, will serve on the House of Representatives Budget Committee in the 113th Congress. Rigell, who was sworn in for his second term in the House Thursday, was an outspoken advocate as a freshman for increasing revenue...
  • Santa has noted these newsmakers

    Santa has noted these newsmakers
    As he does every year at this time, a very reliable source dropped off a list of what some prominent people will find under their Christmas trees. Although this source is in a position to know, I provide my usual warning. He looks kind of suspicious --...
  • Once there were giants

    "Second Lieutenant Daniel K. Inouye distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in action on 21 April 1945, in the vicinity of San Terenzo, Italy. While attacking a defended ridge guarding an important road junction, Second Lieutenant Inouye skillfully...
  • Rep. Rob Wittman re-elected as chairman of U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors

    Rep. Rob Wittman re-elected as chairman of U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors
    One local congressman may have a partisan stake in this Saturday's Army-Navy game. Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Westmoreland, has been elected to this third term as chairman of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors. Wittman is a member of the House Armed...
  • Snippets from today's House Armed Services Committee hearing ...

    The top leaders of the Navy and Marine Corps apppeared before the House Armed Services Committee Tuesday to discuss their new budget request. Here are some tidbits taken from their prepared testimony in no particular order of importance: From Navy...
  • From the Right: Courage may save us from ruin

    From the Right: Courage may save us from ruin
    When Congressman Duncan Hunter Jr. speaks on matters of defense, people listen. No matter your political persuasion, the congressman has a ton of insight. We here in the Valley are more likely to remember his father, who represented us in Congress for...