• UK govt seeks data retention law after EU verdict Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 5:04 AM ET

    LONDON— Concerned after a European court ruled in favor of citizens' right to privacy, Britain's prime minister pledged Thursday to rush through emergency measures to force phone and Internet companies to store call and search records for a year.

  • BEIJING, July 10- China and the United States have agreed to enhance cooperation on counter-terrorism and military-to-military relations, China's top diplomat Yang Jiechi said on Thursday.

  • Top Army brass defend troubled intelligence system Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 3:08 AM ET

    John Campbell, the Army's vice chief of staff, appeared last year at a budget hearing on Capitol Hill, he cited his son's experiences as a soldier in Afghanistan to answer a senator's tough questions about a troubled intelligence technology system.

  • NEW YORK, July 9- BNP Paribas, for the second time in nine days, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to conspiring to violate U.S. sanctions, as part of a nearly $9 billion settlement in which the French bank admitted to breaking embargoes against Sudan, Cuba and Iran. District Judge Lorna Schofield accepted the plea at a hearing in Manhattan federal court.

  • Pentagon plans new tactics to deter China in sea Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 6:02 PM ET
    U.S. marines of 1st Battalion, 8th Marines Regiment sit on their Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV) while waiting for a go signal to roll into the water facing the South China Sea during the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Philippines 2014, a U.S.-Philippines military exercise, at San Antonio, Zambales north of Manila June 30, 2014.

    The US is developing new military tactics to deter China’s territorial advances in the South China Sea, the Financial Times reports.

  • BRUSSELS, July 9- The chief executive of Bell Helicopter said on Wednesday he was confident that the company's concept for the U.S. Army's next-generation helicopter would be selected for flight testing in an eagerly awaited decision expected within the next month.

  • Hagel says nuclear operation has drifted Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 4:35 PM ET

    Many of the recent problems in the U.S. nuclear forces have occurred in the Air Force, but in February the Navy announced that dozens of senior enlisted instructors at a Navy nuclear propulsion school in South Carolina were accused of cheating on written tests that help them qualify to operate nuclear reactors.

  • Army leaders defend flawed intelligence system Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 3:29 PM ET

    But after an inquiry from The Associated Press, the Army acknowledged this week that Campbell misspoke. Army leaders, including Campbell and his boss, Army chief of staff Gen. The Army has continued to pour money into the system despite its record of blown deadlines and unmet promises.

  • Md. governor visits new technology company Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 12:26 PM ET

    Martin O'Malley highlighted Maryland on Tuesday as a fertile ground for cybersecurity business by visiting a company that designs software to detect internal threats to organizations— software the company CEO described as "a way to look for the Snowdens of the world," a reference to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.

  • KIEV/ DONETSK, Ukraine, July 9- Ukrainian government forces on Wednesday warned separatists in the eastern town of Donetsk that a plan was now in place to take back the territory they occupy, but rebels defiantly reported a steady flow of new recruits who were ready to fight.

  • LONDON, July 9- The U.S. Department of Defense has been using the wrong oil price in its budget, leaving the largest single buyer of fuel in the world with liabilities potentially hitting billions of dollars.

  • Despite concerns by some that the measure does not do enough to protect privacy, the committee voted 12-3 to advance the measure authored by its chairwoman, Dianne Feinstein, a California Democrat, and Vice Chairman Saxby Chambliss, a Georgia Republican, their offices said. The Senate bill still faces hurdles before becoming law.

  • CHICAGO, July 8- Federal regulators widened the recall of salmonella-tainted chicken produced by Foster Farms to include products believed to have been sent to military bases in five states to feed personnel and their families, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday.

  • CHICAGO, July 8- Federal regulators widened the recall of salmonella-tainted chicken produced by California- based Foster Farms to include products believed to have been send to military bases in five states to feed personnel and their families, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday.

  • Big Brother is watching—make that trolling—you Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 12:40 PM ET
    A woman protests the surveillance of U.S. citizens by the NSA outside the Justice Department, January 17, 2014.

    The Pentagon has recorded and analyzed social media activity on sites like Twitter to better use and understand its influence.

  • Australia, Japan sign free trade, defense deals Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 9:58 AM ET

    Abe wants Japan to have a larger role in global security amid China's growing military might. The defense policy change drew criticism from Beijing, which is embroiled in a territorial dispute with Japan.

  • Why nukes keep finding trouble: They're really old Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 1:01 AM ET

    MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, North Dakota— The nuclear missiles hidden in plain view across the prairies of northwest North Dakota reveal one reason why trouble keeps finding the nuclear Air Force. The Air Force asserts with pride that the missile system, more than 40 years old and designed during the Cold War to counter the now-defunct Soviet Union, is safe and secure.

  • MOSCOW, July 7- Three weeks before Ukraine's army forced rebel fighters out of the strategic eastern city of Slaviansk, their commander made a desperate plea for military help from Russia.

  • Merkel slams industrial spying on China visit Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 12:32 AM ET

    BEIJING— German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized industrial spying Monday while on a visit to China, which Germany and other governments have cited as a global center for economic espionage. Security researchers say Beijing tolerates such theft and in some cases actively encourages it.

  • BERLIN, July 6- A German intelligence chief warned, as Chancellor Angela Merkel embarks on her latest visit to China, that some firms in Europe's biggest economy face a growing threat from industrial espionage by Chinese government agencies with huge resources.

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