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  • Panetta: US sends forces to Jordan

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States has sent military troops to the Jordan-Syria border to bolster that country’s military capabilities in the event that violence escalates along its border with …


  • NATO to discuss Afghan war, reveal new commanders

    BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO defense ministers are gathering in Belgium Wednesday to begin deliberating the next phase of the Afghanistan war and to hear how military commanders plan to tamp …


  • Man arrested after smoke grenade found in luggage

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man dressed in a bulletproof vest and fire-resistant pants was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport after a smoke grenade, gas mask, leg irons and …


  • Panetta, Allen to reassure NATO on insider attacks

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The killings of more than 130 U.S. and allied forces by Afghan troops or those dressed like them is not deterring NATO countries from the war in …


  • Panetta, Allen to reassure NATO on insider attacks

    BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO defense leaders gathering here this week remain committed to the war in Afghanistan, according to U.S. and alliance officials, but there are growing signs that the …


  • Border agent remembered as loving father, husband

    SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent killed last week in an apparent case of friendly fire was remembered Monday as a loving family man, while hundreds …


  • Panetta: Use police not military for enforcement

    PUNTA DEL ESTE, Uruguay (AP) — Latin American nations must try to use their police and not their military forces to enforce the law, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Monday, …


  • Union: Border agents opened fire on each other

    PHOENIX (AP) — The head of the U.S. Border Patrol agents’ union says the agent killed last week in a shooting in southern Arizona apparently opened fire on two colleagues …


  • Union: Border agents opened fire on each other

    PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol agent killed last week in a shooting in southern Arizona apparently opened fire on two fellow agents thinking they were armed smugglers and …


  • Panetta: Syria clash with Turkey may escalate

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — The continued exchange of artillery fire between Syria and Turkey raises additional concerns that the conflict may escalate and spread to neighboring countries, Defense Secretary Leon …


  • FBI: Strong signs border death was friendly fire

    PHOENIX (AP) — Friendly fire likely was to blame in a shooting near the Arizona-Mexico line that killed one federal agent and wounded another, the FBI said, noting the investigation …


  • US: Haqqani tie to Afghan insider attacks possible

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Haqqani insurgent network, based in Pakistan and with ties to al-Qaida, is suspected of being a driving force behind a significant number of the “insider” …


  • FBI: Friendly fire likely in border shootings

    PHOENIX (AP) — A preliminary investigation has found friendly fire likely was to blame in a shooting that killed one federal agent and wounded another along the Arizona-Mexico border, the …


  • FBI: Workers hid scheme to sell Russia electronics

    HOUSTON (AP) — An FBI agent testified Friday that employees at a Houston company were coached to hide information about the cutting-edge microelectronics the firm was buying from U.S. manufacturers …


  • Union boss: Friendly fire possibility in shooting

    PHOENIX (AP) — The shooting of two U.S. Border Patrol agents near the Arizona-Mexico border may have been a case of friendly fire, a union chief for border agents and …


  • AP sources: Possible friendly fire in shootings

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is investigating the possibility that the fatal shooting of a U.S. border patrol agent and the wounding of another was a case of friendly fire, …


  • Man accused of being Russia agent didn’t mingle

    HOUSTON (AP) — In his suburban Houston neighborhood, at least, Alexander Fishenko kept a low profile, living well but never mingling with others on his block. All the while, U.S. …


  • Top military officer opposes general’s demotion

    WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s top military officer is opposing the demotion of a four-star general who is accused of spending tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars on lavish travel and …


  • Man accused of being Russia agent kept low profile

    HOUSTON (AP) — An immigrant from Kazakhstan who U.S. authorities say is at the center of a scheme that illicitly funneled cutting-edge microelectronics to Russia apparently tried to keep a …


  • FBI came to Benghazi and left in past 24 hours

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A team of FBI agents arrived in Benghazi, Libya, to investigate the assault against the U.S. Consulate and left after about 12 hours on the ground as …


  • FBI came and went to Benghazi in past 24 hours

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A team of FBI agents arrived in Benghazi, Libya, to investigate the assault against the U.S. Consulate and left after about 12 hours on the ground as …


  • Man accused of being Russia agent appears in court

    HOUSTON (AP) — A naturalized U.S. citizen accused of illicitly obtaining military cutting-edge microelectronics for Russia formally heard the charges against him Thursday in a case reminiscent of the Cold …


  • Man accused of being Russian agent set for court

    HOUSTON (AP) — A naturalized U.S. citizen accused of illicitly obtaining military technology for Russia has been formally briefed on the charges against him in an initial court appearance. Alexander …


  • Secret Cold War tests in St. Louis raise concerns

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Doris Spates was a baby when her father died inexplicably in 1955. She has watched four siblings die of cancer, and she survived cervical cancer. After …


  • US: Immigrant stole military technology for Russia

    NEW YORK (AP) — An American success story of an immigrant from Kazakhstan who made millions off his Texas export firm took a Cold War-era turn on Wednesday when U.S. …


  • Wounded border agent released from hospital

    NACO, Ariz. (AP) — Investigators were scouring a rugged area near the U.S.-Mexico line looking for evidence in the fatal shooting of a Border Patrol agent. Nicholas Ivie and a …


  • Book: Obama hoped to try bin Laden, if captured

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new book says President Barack Obama hoped to put Osama bin Laden on trial, showing the U.S. commitment to due process under law, if the al-Qaida …


  • NY charges in US-Russia military electronics case

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Kazakhstan-born owner of a Texas export firm was charged in New York on Wednesday with being a secret Russian agent involved in a multimillion-dollar scheme …


  • Border Patrol agent shot, killed on duty in Ariz.

    NACO, Ariz. (AP) — Investigators were scouring a rugged area near the U.S.-Mexico line looking for evidence in the fatal shooting of a Border Patrol agent. Nicholas Ivie and a …


  • Border Patrol agent shot, killed on duty in Ariz.

    NACO, Ariz. (AP) — A Border Patrol agent was shot to death Tuesday in Arizona near the U.S.-Mexico line, the first fatal shooting of an agent since a deadly 2010 …