Syria's Skies Crowded with Multiple Air Forces

In this photo taken on Saturday, Oct.  3, 2015, Russian  SU-24M jet fighter armed with laser guided bombs takes off from a runaway at Hmeimim airbase in Syria. (AP Photo/Alexander Kots, Komsomolskaya Pravda)

WASHINGTON -- The skies over Syria are increasingly crowded -- and increasingly dangerous. The air forces of multiple countries are on the attack, often at cross purposes in Syria's civil war, sometimes without coordination. And now, it seems, they are at risk of unintended conflict. The latest entry in the air war is Russia. It says it is bomb... more

FEMA Explores Using Marine Corps MV-22 Ospreys in Domestic Emergencies

A pair of Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft sit on the flight line on Tuesday at Moffett Field in California for a training exercise involving FEMA officials as part of Fleet Week San Francisco. (Photo:

In a first for the civilian agency, the Federal Emergency Management Agency teamed with the U.S. Marine Corps to practice loading gear onto the MV-22 Osprey to explore the possibility of someday using the military aircraft during domestic emergencies. The exercise was conducted on Tuesday at Moffett Field, located about 30 miles south of S... more

Snowden: I'd Go to Prison to Return to US

Edward Snowden

LONDON -- Edward Snowden says he has offered to return to the United States and go to jail for leaking details of National Security Agency programs to intercept electronic communications data on a vast scale. The former NSA contractor flew to Moscow two years ago after revealing information about the previously secret eavesdropping powers, and ... more

General: US Must Take Blame for Hospital Strike, Alter Afghan Drawdown

U.S. Forces-Afghanistan Resolute Support Mission Commander Gen. John Campbell arrives on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, to testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

The U.S. must take the major blame for the deadly airstrike on the Kunduz hospital, Army Gen. John Campbell said Tuesday in testimony that also made a strong case for President Obama to change his plan to withdraw U.S. forces from Afghanistan by the end of 2016. "Yes, sir," Campbell replied when asked directly by Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, i... more

Commandant of the Marine Corps Visits Camp Pendleton

The 37th Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Robert Neller, speaks to Marines of the I Marine Expeditionary Force during his visit to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Oct. 5, 2015. (U.S.Marine Corps/Sgt. James Gulliver)

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — The 37th Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Robert Neller, visited Marines with I Marine Expeditionary Force during his visit to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Oct. 5,2015. Neller spoke to elements of the 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Logistics Group and the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, discussing ... more

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