Stories tagged: defense
UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017, 8:08 p.m.
Defense bill calls climate change a national security threat
The Republican-led House decisively approved a defense policy bill on Friday that declares climate change a national security threat, demands rigorous oversight of the Pentagon’s cyber operations and rejects the …
Thu., June 22, 2017, 4:56 p.m.
Intercept attempt fails in missile defense test off Hawaii
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency said it failed to intercept a ballistic missile during a test off Hawaii.
Wed., June 7, 2017
BPA grid sale tied to fantasy budget
Privatizing the BPA grid would devastate the Northwest economy. And for what? Another budget proposal that isn’t grounded in reality.
UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017, 9:48 p.m.
Canada’s defense minister threatens Boeing deal in speech
Canada’s defense minister is repeating a threat to cancel the purchase of 18 fighter jets from Boeing Co. because of the company’s trade complaint against Canadian plane maker Bombardier.
Fri., March 31, 2017, 10:12 p.m.
Gonzaga’s bench players put in the work, wait for their opportunity
While the same Gonzaga players each week answer questions for the microphones in front of their faces, their teammates in the distance sit back and watch.
Fri., March 31, 2017, 5:55 p.m.
Gonzaga defense faces another tall order in stopping South Carolina’s Sindarius Thornwell
The best defense in the country faces a stiff challenge in South Carolina senior guard Sindarius Thornwell. The second best defense in the country faces a tall task against Gonzaga’s …
UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 3:55 p.m.
Gonzaga’s Johnathan Williams dominates South Dakota State’s Mike Daum
SALT LAKE CITY – Seems logical Johnathan Williams would lock down South Dakota State scoring wizard Mike Daum.
Thu., March 16, 2017, 11:45 a.m.
White House picks Boeing executive as Pentagon’s No. 2
The White House announced nominees for six senior Pentagon jobs on Thursday, including a longtime Boeing Co. executive for deputy secretary of defense, in its most significant step toward surrounding …
UPDATED: Fri., March 10, 2017, 8:53 p.m.
Numbers adding up for Gonzaga’s defense
It was inevitable Gonzaga coach Mark Few would be asked if this was his best defensive team minutes after the Zags limited Saint Mary’s, one of the nation’s most efficient …
UPDATED: Sun., March 5, 2017, 1:20 a.m.
Gonzaga finds rhythm in second half, thumps Pacific 82-50
The patient appears to be half cured. Gonzaga, stung by a loss to BYU in the regular-season finale, sleepwalked through the 20 minutes against Pacific before looking more like the …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 11:09 p.m.
Sweden institutes military draft for both men and women
Sweden’s left-leaning government instituted a military draft for both men and women Thursday because of what its defense minister called a deteriorating security environment in Europe and around Sweden.
Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 11:59 p.m.
Gonzaga sputters in crunch time, falls to BYU in rare close game
It looked like No. 1 Gonzaga was going to treat BYU the same way it treated its first 17 WCC opponents this season.
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 9:32 a.m.
Analysis: Congress passes watershed human rights provision
Congress passed its annual defense spending bill on Thursday, which in any other instance would be news itself. But tucked into the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act was a watershed …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 9:40 p.m.
Trump channels Reagan, promising ‘peace through strength’
President-elect Donald Trump vowed Tuesday night to strengthen the U.S. military but limit its use, suggesting a pullback from areas like the Middle East where the country has spent decades …
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 10:22 a.m.
House passes $611 billion defense policy bill by wide margin
The Republican-led House on Friday overwhelmingly backed a $611 billion defense policy bill that rejects a number of President Barack Obama’s key proposals for managing the nation’s vast military enterprise.
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 4:32 p.m.
Melvin Laird, Nixon defense secretary at the height of the Vietnam War, dies at 94
Melvin Laird, a former congressman who served as President Richard M. Nixon’s defense secretary at the height of the Vietnam War and designed policies that eventually led to the American …
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 6:54 a.m.
Japanese Defense Ministry seeks record $51 billion budget
Japan’s Defense Ministry is seeking a record-high 5.17 trillion yen ($51 billion) budget for the 2017 fiscal year to bolster missile defense capability amid an escalating North Korean threat and …
Wed., July 20, 2016, 10:53 a.m.
Defense, foreign ministers to plan next steps against IS
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. – Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Wednesday urged a gathering of defense leaders to do more in the fight against Islamic State group in Iraq and …
Sun., July 17, 2016
F-35 jet finally may be rising above its problems
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE – A rumble shakes the air as two British F-35 fighter jets take a low approach and circle a landing strip. Nearby, a U.S. Air Force …
Tue., May 17, 2016, 12:13 p.m.
GOP blocks provision to require women to register for draft
Buckling under conservative pressure, House Republicans pulled a legislative sleight of hand Tuesday and stripped a provision from the annual defense policy bill that would have required young women to …
Wed., April 27, 2016, 1:32 p.m.
House GOP plan to cut wartime money troubles Defense Secretary Carter
Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday that he’s deeply troubled by a House Republican proposal to reduce wartime funding by $18 billion to pay for weapons and troops the Pentagon …
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016, 7:13 a.m.
Pentagon wants defense boost to counter Russia
The Obama administration wants to boost military spending in Europe next year to stockpile heavy weapons, armored vehicles and other military equipment in eastern and central Europe, a substantial expansion …
Thu., Nov. 5, 2015, 4:27 p.m.
Defense bill Ok’d by House still would hamper closing Guantanamo
The House overwhelmingly backed a $607 billion defense bill that would bar President Barack Obama from moving Guantanamo Bay detainees to U.S. prisons, setting up a showdown with Congress over …
Mon., Feb. 2, 2015
This time, Seahawks vaunted ‘D’ wilted in fourth quarter
GLENDALE, Ariz. – It’s one of the mottos of Pete Carroll’s program. The word “Finish” is everywhere when it comes to the Seahawks, always with the idea of being the …
Wed., Jan. 28, 2015
Gonzaga notes: WCC steps up nationally, on offense
Here are the first four items mentioned in this week’s WCC media release: Two WCC teams (BYU and Gonzaga) rank in the top 10 nationally in scoring. The WCC is …
Tue., Jan. 27, 2015, 11:26 p.m.
Gonzaga notes: WCC steps up nationally, on offense
Here are the first four items mentioned in this week’s WCC media release: Two WCC teams (BYU and Gonzaga) rank in the top 10 nationally in scoring.
Tue., Dec. 9, 2014
Stout defensive efforts have been key to Seattle Seahawks’ three-game win streak
RENTON, Wash. – The run of stout defense started with slowing Arizona, followed by handcuffing San Francisco on Thanksgiving night. But the best defensive performance of Pete Carroll’s tenure came …
Mon., Feb. 3, 2014
‘D’ gets physical
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Richard Sherman felt the need to apologize. While the rest of his teammates bounced around in celebration, Sherman hobbled on a pair of crutches, the pain …
Tue., Jan. 10, 2012
Zags succeed being defensive
The statistics suggest this is one of Gonzaga’s better defensive teams. The Bulldogs certainly pass the eyeball test. The Bulldogs are riding an eight-game winning streak, fueled by an efficient, …
Mon., Jan. 9, 2012, 8:40 p.m.
Zags take defense to heart
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are riding an eight-game winning streak, fueled by an efficient, balanced offense and an improving defense.