Al-Qaida in Yemen Takes Massive Weapons Depot from Army

The shadow of Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, are cast on a large representation of the Yemeni flag as they attend a demonstration against an arms embargo in Sanaa, Yemen, April 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

SANAA, Yemen -- Al-Qaida's Yemen branch routed government forces from a large weapons depot in the country's east on Friday, seizing dozens of tanks, Katyusha rocket launchers and small arms, security officials said, as airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition intensified in the capital, Sanaa, and also in Yemen's second-largest city. The seized dep... more

Deployment of US Missile Defense Considered for South Korea

Two Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptors are launched during a successful intercept test on Sept. 10, 2013, at an unspecified location. (Defense Department photo)

WASHINGTON -- China should not be concerned if the U.S. deploys an advanced missile defense system in South Korea to counter the threat from a nuclear North Korea, a U.S. military commander said Thursday. Commander of U.S. forces in Korea, Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, told a congressional hearing that if employed, the Theater High Altitude Are... more

Sunken Aircraft Carrier Rediscovered off California Coast

In this July 1946 file photo is the USS Independence near Bikini Atoll. Scientists have rediscovered a mostly intact World War II aircraft carrier the U.S. Navy scuttled off the Northern California coast decades ago. (AP Photo/Clarence Hamm, File)

SAN FRANCISCO -- Scientists have rediscovered a mostly intact World War II-era U.S. aircraft carrier used in atomic bomb tests and then sunk at a secret location off the Northern California coast decades ago. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration located and recorded video of the U.S.S. Independence as part of a mission to map an ... more

Americans with Illegal Iraq War Souvenirs Go Unprosecuted

An Iraq government seal, representing Saddam Hussein's initials in Arabic, was recovered from a civilian U.S. employee by federal investigators and formally repatriated to Iraq on March 16, 2015. (AP Photo/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)

HARTFORD, Conn. -- As the elected Iraqi government seeks diplomatic respect and struggles to save its ancient sites from the rampages of the Islamic State group, American military members, contractors and others caught with culturally significant artifacts they brought home from the war there are going largely unprosecuted. Years after the war,... more

US Navy Pursues High-Tech Submarine Upgrades

The USS North Dakota (SSN 784), made by General Dynamics Corp.'s Electric Boat division, was delivered to the fleet in 2014. (US Navy photo)

U.S. Navy leaders say the service is making progress developing new technologies to ensure the U.S. retains its technological edge in the undersea domain – as countries like China continue rapid military modernization and construction of new submarines. When asked about the pace of Chinese undersea military construction and modernization, the N... more

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