Stories tagged: defense
FRIDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
SUNDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, 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 …
MONDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, 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.
TUESDAY, 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 …
MONDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, 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, …
MONDAY, 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.
FRIDAY, MAY 31, 1996
Woosley: Missile Threat Downplayed
President Clinton’s former CIA director accused the administration Thursday of playing down the threat of a missile attack from Russia, China or elsewhere. R. James Woolsey, who headed the nation’s …
THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 1995
Missile Defense Measure Shot Down Gop Effort To Spur Pentagon To Move Ahead With Developing System Dropped From Bill
In a victory for President Clinton, the House rejected a Republican proposal Wednesday night designed to force the administration to move ahead with a national missile defense system. With a …