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U.S. shifting drones from combat zones

The steel-gray U.S. Air Force Predator drone plunged from the sky, shattering on mountainous terrain near the Iraq-Turkey border. For Kurdish guerrillas hiding nearby, it was an unexpected gift from the propaganda gods.

July 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Experimental drone lands on aircraft carrier

Experimental drone lands on aircraft carrier

ABOARD THE USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH - A bat-winged experimental Navy drone executed landings on an aircraft carrier for the first time Wednesday, marking a major advance in robotic aviation.

July 11, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Hagel wants to stop military brass from overturning convictions

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon said Monday that it would ask Congress to change military law so that commanders can no longer overturn convictions without explanation, a proposal that follows a public outcry over the handling of some sexual-assault cases.

April 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

White House weighs nuclear-arms cuts

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is contemplating further cuts to the nation's nuclear arsenal, but any decision about potential reductions is unlikely until Russia and the United States can resume negotiations after both countries hold presidential elections this year, defense official…

February 14, 2012 9:09 pmLoading…

US military may increase presence in Philippines

WASHINGTON - Two decades after evicting U.S. forces from their biggest base in the Pacific, the Philippines is in talks with the Obama administration about expanding the American military presence in the island nation, the latest in a series of strategic moves aimed at China.

January 26, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

US has money for 'stop-loss' troops, but many don't seek it

WASHINGTON - Uncle Sam wants to give free, no-strings-attached money to about 145,000 troops who were involuntarily kept on duty after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, but is having trouble persuading them that it's not a gimmick.

September 05, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

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