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  • Border Patrol agent arrested in smuggling probe

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent has been arrested after authorities say he used his patrol vehicle to smuggle drugs while on duty in southwest Arizona, according to …


  • AP IMPACT: An insider attack: Trust cost 2 lives

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a sneak attack, but not by the enemy they feared. U.S. Army Capts. Joshua Lawrence and Drew Russell were inside a small command post on …


  • AP IMPACT: An insider attack: Trust cost 2 lives

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a sneak attack, but not by the enemy they feared. U.S. Army Capts. Joshua Lawrence and Drew Russell were inside a small command post on …


  • Marine pioneering effort to move women into combat

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Marine 1st Lt. Brandy Soublet is about as far from the war front as possible at her desk in the California desert, but she’s on the …


  • Senate gives green light to Pentagon green energy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Wednesday gave the green light to the Pentagon’s investment in green energy. By a vote of 62-37 on Wednesday, the Senate backed an amendment …


  • Officer: General didn’t direct Manning’s treatment

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A retired Marine Corps colonel denied Tuesday that a three-star general directed the harsh pretrial confinement of an Army private charged with passing reams of …


  • Navy fires president, provost of grad school

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has fired the top two administrators of the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., for mismanagement and fostering an atmosphere of defying Navy …


  • Officer denies general directed GI’s treatment

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A retired Marine Corps colonel is denying that a three-star general directed the pretrial confinement of the Army private accused of giving classified documents to …


  • Female military members sue to serve in combat

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Four female service members filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the Pentagon’s ban on women serving in combat, hoping the move will add pressure to drop the …


  • Troops debate risks, benefits of women in combat

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed by four service members Tuesday challenges the Pentagon’s longstanding policy barring women from serving in direct combat positions. Here are the issues: …


  • AP IMPACT: Will NYC act to block future surges?

    Think Sandy was just a 100-year storm that devastated New York City? Imagine one just as bad, or worse, every three years. Prominent planners and builders say now is the …


  • Internal emails offer details on bin Laden burial

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Internal emails among U.S. military officers indicate that no sailors watched Osama bin Laden’s burial at sea from the USS Carl Vinson and traditional Islamic procedures were …


  • Marine Corps forms new fighter jet squadron

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Marine Corps is forming the first squadron of pilots to fly the next-generation strike fighter jet, months after lawmakers raised concern that there was a …


  • A single spiteful email unlocks a Pandora’s box

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It started in May with a spiteful email to the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan. An anonymous writer warned Gen. John Allen that a friend with whom …


  • Documents: Money woes for Fla. family in scandal

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — When news vans camped outside her stately home, a Florida socialite tied to the Gen. David Petraeus sex scandal fell back on her informal credentials as …


  • Border Patrol under scrutiny for deadly force

    NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — A pair of Mexican drug smugglers in camouflage pants, bundles of marijuana strapped to their backs, scaled a 25 foot-high fence in the middle of the …


  • General demoted for lavish travel and spending

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has demoted the former head of U.S. Africa Command who was accused of spending thousands of dollars on lavish travel and other unauthorized …


  • Timeline of events in Petraeus case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The extramarital affair that brought down David Petraeus’ celebrated career last week raised many questions. Among them: when exactly the affair began, how the FBI stumbled upon …


  • Petraeus shocked at girlfriend’s emails to friend

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ex-CIA director David Petraeus has told friends he was shocked to find that his biographer and girlfriend, Paula Broadwell, was suspected of sending anonymous, threatening emails to …


  • Info emerges about 2nd woman in Petraeus case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As questions swirl about the extramarital affair that led to the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus, the retired general and his biographer, Paula Broadwell, have been …


  • Congress wants answers on Petraeus affair

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress said Sunday they want to know more details about the FBI investigation that revealed an extramarital affair between ex-CIA Director David Petraeus and his …


  • Admitting to affair, Petraeus resigns as CIA chief

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus has brought a sudden and unexpected end to the public career of a four-star general who led U.S. troops in …


  • CIA Director David Petraeus quits over affair

    WASHINGTON (AP) — David Petraeus, the retired four-star general renowned for taking charge of the military campaigns in Iraq and then Afghanistan, abruptly resigned Friday as director of the CIA, …


  • CIA Director Petraeus quits: extramarital affair

    WASHINGTON (AP) — David Petraeus, the retired four-star general renowned for taking charge of the military campaigns in Iraq and then Afghanistan, abruptly resigned Friday as director of the CIA, …


  • Pentagon timeline shows military response to Libya

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New Pentagon details show that the first U.S. military unit arrived in Libya more than 15 hours after the attack on the consulate in Benghazi was over, …


  • AP sources: Navy SEALs punished for secrets breach

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven members of the secretive Navy SEAL Team 6, including one involved in the mission to get Osama bin Laden, have been punished for disclosing classified information, …


  • AP sources: Navy SEALs punished for secrets breach

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven members of the secretive Navy SEAL Team 6, including one involved in the mission to get Osama bin Laden, have been punished for disclosing classified information, …


  • Aide: General in sex case threatened to kill her

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A female U.S. Army captain testified Tuesday that her commanding general initiated a sexual affair during a combat tour in Iraq and threatened to kill …


  • Navy replaces admiral leading Mideast strike group

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Navy said Saturday it is replacing the admiral in command of an aircraft carrier strike group in the Middle East, pending the outcome of an …


  • FACT CHECK: Flunking geography, history

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters didn’t always get the straight goods when President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney made their case for foreign policy and national security leadership Monday night …


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