Ukraine accused Russia of a “military invasion and occupation” on Friday, saying Russian troops have taken up positions around a coast guard base and two airports on its strategic Crimea peninsula.
Russia kept silent on those accusations but confirmed that… Full Story
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych on Friday announced early presidential elections and promised to bring opposition members into the government in a bid to defuse a deep crisis in which scores have been killed and hundreds injured.
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AMSTERDAM – Syria’s government has missed another deadline for destroying its chemical weapons stockpile but still says it will meet a final deadline of June 30.
Under a timetable set up by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons,… Full Story
WASHINGTON – Vowing to look hard at problems inside the Air Force’s nuclear missile corps, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday it’s clear “something is wrong” and he is determined to restore public confidence in the nuclear force.
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A last-minute U.N. invitation for Iran to join this week’s Syria peace talks threw the long-awaited Geneva conference into doubt Monday, forcing U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon to rescind his offer under intense U.S. pressure after the opposition threatened to boycott.… Full Story
Lawmakers meeting with military recruiting officials on Thursday said they support efforts to open up the armed services to men and women who were brought into the country illegally, but as children.
Reps. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., and Jeff Denham, R-Calif.,… Full Story
People who survive six months or longer after suffering traumatic brain injuries continue to remain at risk for premature death long after their injury, according to a study published Wednesday by the American Medical Association.
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The Navy’s USS Freedom conducted several operational patrol missions in the South China Sea while on a 32,000-mile, 10-month long maiden deployment through the Pacific region, service officials said.
As a first-in-class vessel, the USS Freedom or Littoral Combat… Full Story
President Barack Obama stepped away from the seclusion of his quiet Hawaii vacation for what’s become a Christmas tradition: paying tribute to U.S. troops and the sacrifices their families make during the holidays and throughout the year.
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The U.S. Army and other services will soon begin fielding the first new type of parachute in decades, the service said.
The product is known as the Military Free Fall Advanced Ram-Air Parachute System, or RA-1. In coming months, it… Full Story