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  • Senate derails Army bid to take Guard helicopters Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 3:08 AM ET

    FORT RUCKER, Ala.— The Army has lost an initial Senate skirmish over a hotly disputed plan to take Apache attack helicopters away from National Guard units in a budget-cutting move that has infuriated governors and state military leaders.

  • Obama seeks to ease Germany's concerns on spying Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 7:29 PM ET

    Seeking to play down the growing rift, the White House said only that Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel had "exchanged views on U.S.-German intelligence cooperation" and that Obama had said he'd stay in close touch about intelligence cooperation going forward.

  • Military's tobacco discount: Up in smoke Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 11:46 AM ET

    Dick Durbin, D- Ill., chairman of the subcommittee, said studies show that tobacco use is higher in the military. Lisa Murkowski, R- Alaska, said she was surprised that the subsidy was so high.

  • US court blocks Obama, favors Chinese wind farm Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    A federal appeals court said U.S. President Barack Obama deprived a small Chinese-owned firm of constitutional protections in a 2012 executive order.

  • BAGHDAD, July 15- Iraq's army launched an assault Tuesday morning to try to retake the militant-held northern Iraqi city of Tikrit, an officer and a soldier involved in the attack told Reuters. The attempt to retake Tikrit, which fell on June 12 to Sunni insurgents led by the extremist Islamic State group, began two-and-a-half weeks ago.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 14- U.S. government standards for software may enable spying by the National Security Agency through widely used coding formulas that should be jettisoned, some of the country's top independent experts concluded in papers released on Monday.

  • Defense ministry OK's deal for planes sale to US Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 4:33 AM ET

    PRAGUE— The Czech Defense Ministry has signed a deal to deliver 14 military airplanes to the United States in an $11 million deal.

  • US, Germany vow cooperation despite espionage spat Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | 10:17 AM ET

    VIENNA— The United States and Germany put a brave face on an escalating espionage dispute, stressing on Sunday the importance of their cooperation to solving several global crises but offering little indication they've fully mended ties. The accounts have rocked relations, coming on the heels of revelations about widespread U.S. spying in Germany.

  • SALLOUM, Egypt July 13- A few days before he was elected Egypt's president in May, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi discreetly visited tribesmen living along the border with Libya.

  • *Ukraine accuses Russia of involvement in border fighting. KIEV, July 12- Ukrainian war planes bombarded separatists along a broad front on Saturday, inflicting huge losses, Kiev said, after President Petro Poroshenko said "scores and hundreds" would be made to pay for a deadly missile attack on Ukrainian forces.

  • BEIJING, July 11- Chinese state media branded Apple Inc's iPhone a threat to national security because of the smartphone's ability to track and time-stamp user locations.

  • KIEV, July 12- Ukraine scrambled jet fighters to strike at rebel positions early on Saturday, after separatists resumed missile attacks on government forces near the frontier with Russia, the border guard service said.

  • RAF FAIRFORD, England, July 12- The U.S. Navy on Friday maintained a grounding order for F-35 B-model and C-model fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp, saying it was still not clear what caused a massive engine failure on an Air Force F-35 jet on June 23.

  • RAF FAIRFORD, England, July 12- The U.S. Navy on Friday maintained a grounding order for F-35 B-model and C-model fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp, saying it was still not clear what caused a massive engine failure on an Air Force F-35 jet on June 23.

  • Border blowback: House says Obama wants too much Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 2:43 PM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers remarks about the faltering immigration reform agenda to the news media with in the Rose Garden at the White House June 30, 2014 in Washington, DC

    House Appropriations Committee Chairman Harold Rogers said the Obama administration's $3.7 billion border security request was too high.

  • China says iPhone a threat to national security Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 6:24 AM ET
    Apple's iPhone 5S

    Chinese state media branded Apple's iPhone a threat to national security because of the smartphone's ability to track and time-stamp user locations.

  • BEIJING, July 11- Chinese state media on Friday branded Apple Inc's iPhone a threat to national security because of the smartphone's ability to track and time-stamp user locations. Apple was not available for immediate comment.

  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told military fliers on Thursday the stealthy F-35 attack plane had "issues" but was still "the future for our fighter aircraft" despite a fire that grounded the fleet and jeopardized its international debut in Britain.

  • "The LRS-B is a top modernization priority for the Air Force. The competition is expected to pit Northrop Grumman Corp, the maker of the B-2 bomber, against a combined team of Boeing Co and Lockheed Martin Corp, the two top weapons makers for the U.S. government. The Air Force has said it plans to buy as many as 100 new bombers for no more than $550 million each.

  • 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.

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