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  • Pentagon wants tighter soldier loan protections Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 11:48 AM ET

    The Defense Department proposed new rules to toughen a 2006 law that limits interest rates for certain types of credit available to service members and their dependents.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 26- Shares of Digital Ally surged on Friday, with the stock soaring on heavy volume after it received an order from the U.S. military police. "Although not a huge order in itself, the military police in general represents a largely untapped channel through which Digital Ally can distribute its line of products," the company said in a statement.

  • Price of freedom     Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 1:14 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the most expensive military program in U.S. history.

  • US uses F-22 against ISIS     Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 1:16 PM ET

    Reports say the F-22 Raptor by Lockheed Martin made its combat debut Monday in airstrikes against ISIS, with CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Why we won’t have enough money to fight ISIS Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 12:24 PM ET
    Militant Islamist fighters parade on military vehicles along the streets of northern Raqqa province, June 30, 2014.

    Washington's fight against ISIS may not have enough funding, reports the Fiscal Times.

  • Albright looks to Turkey for help in war on ISIS Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 11:56 AM ET
    Madeleine Albright

    Madeleine Albright tells CNBC the U.S. has no choice but to be involved in the battle against ISIS and other world crises.

  • It is the first such port call to Iran by the People's Liberation Army Navy and highlights the efforts both China and Iran are making to counterbalance the power of the United States in the Middle East and along the sea lanes connecting the oil fields of the Gulf with major energy-consuming centers in Asia.

  • US military tries to keep options in ISIS fight Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 | 5:26 PM ET
    Militant Islamist fighters on a tank take part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014.

    President Barack Obama has ruled out a combat mission, but military officials say the reality of a protracted campaign may require US troops.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 21- As America re-engages with Iraq and deepens its involvement in the region's web of sectarian conflicts, the Pentagon has made a practical assessment of the brutal job of stabilizing Baghdad: in the future, U.S. forces may be needed on the front lines.

  • Thai military ruler apologizes for bikini comment Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 10:54 AM ET

    BANGKOK— Thailand's military ruler apologized for suggesting that attractive foreign tourists might be unsafe on the country's world-famous beaches if they wear bikinis.

  • HONG KONG, Sept 19- China shares rose for a third straight day on Friday, bolstered by strength in shipbuilders and aviation firms, which are expected to benefit from plans to let private capital enter the defense industry.

  • Senate approves arming Syrian rebels to fight ISIS Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 7:08 PM ET
    Iraqi security forces pull down a flag belonging to Sunni militant group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) during a patrol in the town of Dalli Abbas in Diyala province, June 30, 2014.

    Senate passage, by a vote of 73-22, came a day after approval by the House of Representatives.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 18- Arab Bank Plc never provided material support for the Palestinian group Hamas, a lawyer for the bank told jurors on Thursday during closing arguments at the bank's civil trial on charges of financing terrorism.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 18- Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko secured $53 million in assistance from the United States on Thursday but President Barack Obama for now turned down his appeals for weapons to fight Russian-backed separatists.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 18 (Reuters)- Arab Bank Plc never provided material support for the Palestinian group Hamas, a lawyer told jurors on Thursday during closing arguments at the bank's trial on civil charges under the U.S. anti-terrorism law.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 18- A lawyer for Arab Bank Plc urged U.S. jurors to find that it never provided material support for the Palestinian group Hamas, as closing arguments began on Thursday in a closely-watched terrorism financing trial.

  • Environmental cleanup OK'd for former RI shipyard Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    The Newport Daily News reports that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday it approved plans to clean up the former Robert E. Derecktor Shipyard site on Naval Station Newport property in Middletown. While EPA will oversee the remedies, the field work will be conducted and paid for by the Navy and its contractors.

  • Thai military ruler apologizes for bikini comment Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:47 AM ET

    BANGKOK— Thailand's military ruler apologized for suggesting that attractive foreign tourists might be unsafe on the country's world-famous beaches if they wear bikinis.

  • Navy secretary offers thanks for sub cost cuts Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 5:39 AM ET

    GROTON, Conn.— Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus has thanked Electric Boat and its workers for helping drive down the cost of building big-ticket submarines. He says it allowed the Navy to sign a $17.6 billion contract this year to build 10 Virginia-class submarines in the next five years.

  • Navy Secretary: Submarine to be named USS Vermont Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 5:01 AM ET

    BURLINGTON, Vt.— U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus used Lake Champlain, with its history of a key naval battle in both the American Revolution and the War of 1812, as a backdrop Thursday to announce the naming of the USS Vermont, a nuclear attack submarine due to be built over the next several years.

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