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  • Iraqi forces launch offensive to break Islamic State's siege of Amerli

    Iraqi forces launch offensive to break Islamic State's siege of Amerli
    Iraqi forces launched a ground operation Saturday to break a nearly three-month siege of a town encircled by Islamic State extremists and in urgent need of supplies, residents said.
  • Two California cities to give up military vehicles, amid local unease

    Two California cities to give up military vehicles, amid local unease
    Two Northern California cities have made plans to rid themselves of armored vehicles built to withstand roadside bombs that their police got for free from the U.S. Defense Department, in a move that follows criticism of the police handling of protests...

    From Syria to Ukraine, crises fill the Obama-NATO agenda

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama heads to Europe next week, looking to assure nervous allies of the United States' commitment to the region, as NATO prepares to beef up forces amid fears that Russia will step up its provocations beyond Ukraine. Obama...

    No Place For Military Hardware In Our Towns

    The Connecticut Military Department website lists more than 16 armories and National Guard bases in our state. Yet, local and state police departments have felt compelled to accept over $12 million in surplus military gear since the start of Program 1033,...

    Pratt halted F-35 engine shipments in May over titanium

    (Reuters) - United Technologies Corp's Pratt & Whitney unit briefly suspended delivery of the engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet in May because of questions about titanium provided to a parts supplier. Pratt said on Friday it discovered...