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Family of CIA Contractor Slain in Benghazi May Sue

Benghazi building

BOSTON -- The family of a CIA contractor killed in Benghazi, Libya, has filed claims seeking $2 million in damages from the CIA and State Department, alleging there was inadequate security at the U.S. diplomatic post and CIA compound when it came under attack by militants in 2012. The family of Glen Doherty, led by his mother, Barbara Doherty, ... more

Odierno: Airstrikes Tougher as Militants Blend In

General Odierno

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Army's top officer warned Friday that it will become increasingly difficult to target and launch precision airstrikes against Islamic State militants hiding among the Iraqi population. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno told reporters that so far the targets American warplanes and drones have hit in Iraq have largely be... more

US Army Opening Ranger School to Women

A private practices marksmanship on a rifle range at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, in 2013. (US Army photo)

WASHINGTON -- The Army is opening the door for women to go to Ranger school, in one of the first steps toward allowing women to begin moving into more grueling combat jobs. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said Friday that he believes he will be able to put women in the Ranger course next spring. While completing the leadership course woul... more

F-22s Intercept Russian Aircraft Near Alaskan Border

An F-22 Raptor performs a refueling mission near Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, on Aug. 7, 2014. (Photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Stephany Richards)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado -- Two F-22 fighter jets intercepted six Russian military airplanes that neared the western coast of Alaska, military officials said Friday. At about 1:30 a.m. Thursday, two Canadian CF-18 fighter jets intercepted two of the long-range bombers about 40 nautical miles (64 nautical kilometers) off the Canadian coastline... more

US Navy Issues Warnings on Russia, China’s Submarine Fleets

US Navy Issues Warnings on Russia, China’s Submarine Fleets

The Navy’s top Atlantic Submarine Force commander said Thursday that Russia and China’s ballistic missile submarine development will impact how the U.S deploys its fleet. Navy Vice Adm. Michael Connor said global threats today are far more numerous and dispersed compared to the Cold War when the U.S. focused solely on Russia. Since the end of t... more

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