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An armed officer who said he is with the Department of Defense, works near the gate at the Washington Navy Yard, closed to all but essential personnel, in Washington, on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, the day after a gunman launched an attack inside the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, spraying gunfire on office workers in the cafeteria and in the hallways at the heavily secured military installation in the heart of the nation's capital. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Report: Pentagon must focus on insider threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Threats to Defense Department personnel and facilities increasingly are coming from trusted insiders, and to defeat them the Pentagon must beef up security from within, according to several reviews triggered by last […]

03/18/2014

Remains of US soldier lost in Korean War come home

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sixty-three years after Army Sgt. 1st Class Joseph E. Gantt went missing during the Korean War, his remains have been returned to his 94-year-old widow in a solemn ceremony at Los […]

12/20/2013

This undated photo provided by the family via attorney Aaron J. Freiwald shows U.S. Marine Brian LaLoup who died in 2012 while stationed in Greece.  (AP Photo/LaLoup Family)

Marine’s body sent home without heart

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The parents of a Marine sergeant who died while stationed in Greece say that they discovered weeks after his funeral that his body had been sent home without a heart — and […]

12/10/2013

This May 13, 2013 file photo shows a Mi-17 helicopter, used by the Afghan Air Force sitting on Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Kristin M. Hall, File)

Pentagon ending buys of Russian-made helicopters

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department said Wednesday it is canceling plans to buy additional cargo helicopters from the Russian arms export agency that has supplied Syrian President Bashar Assad’s military forces with arms and […]

11/13/2013

U.S. Navy Blue Angels (AP Photo)

Miramar Air Show cancelled due to government shutdown

MIRAMAR (CNS) – One day before it was supposed to start, the annual Miramar Air Show became a casualty of the government shutdown today, with the military announcing its cancellation. “The timing couldn’t be worse […]

10/03/2013

US Army soldier participant clears a hurdle as part of Combat Readiness Test, Fort Jackson Army Base, Columbia, South Carolina

Audit: Army paid $16M to deserters, AWOL soldiers

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Even as the Army faces shrinking budgets, an audit shows it paid out $16 million in paychecks over a 2 ½-year period to soldiers designated as AWOL or as deserters, the […]

09/27/2013

Police work the scene on M Street, SE in Washington near the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. The U.S. Navy says one person is injured after a shooting at a Navy building in Washington. Police and emergency crews gathered Monday morning outside the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters building, where the shooting was reported.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Officials report a 2nd shooter is possible at Navy Yard

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two officials say police are looking into the possibility of a second shooter at the Washington Navy Yard where several people were killed. A Defense Department official and a law enforcement official […]

09/16/2013

Chuck Hagel

Hagel warns Congress to stop defense budget cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned lawmakers Wednesday of severe and unacceptable effects on the U.S. military if Congress doesn’t end the automatic spending cuts projected to slice $52 billion from the defense […]

07/10/2013

Chuck Hagel

Hagel on furloughs for Defense Department civilians

WASHINGTON (AP) – More than 650,000 civilian Defense Department workers will begin taking the first of their 11 unpaid days off next week, but the cut in salary they will see in the three months […]

07/05/2013

Howard McKeon, US Representative of California (AP Photo)

McKeon: State didn’t ask for help before Benghazi

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior House Republican says U.S. military forces weren’t in a position to help those under attack at a U.S. diplomatic post in Libya because the State Department had failed to ask […]

05/21/2013

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