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  • US troops head to exercises in Eastern Europe

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Army paratroopers are arriving in Poland to begin a series of military exercises in four countries across Eastern Europe to bolster allies in the wake of Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula last month. Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John...

  • Report: Polygraph crime admissions not reported

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The inspector general for the U.S. intelligence community said Tuesday some admissions of crimes by spy agency workers during lie detector tests were not disclosed to law enforcement agencies because of breakdowns in government reporting procedures and poor advice...

  • Ukraine orders 'anti-terror' operation to resume

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's acting president is ordering security forces to resume operations in the country's east, and the Defense Ministry says a military aircraft was struck by gunfire over one of the tensest cities in the region. The twin developments Tuesday raised fears...

  • Obama administration tightens grip on intelligence

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has tightened its control over intelligence — including unclassified information — by setting limits on officials' interactions with the media. A March 20 directive issued by the director of national intelligence states that only...

  • Israeli army "invites" Arab Christians to enlist

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it is inviting young Arab-Israeli Christians to enlist. The minority historically views itself as part of the Palestinian people and considers service in the army as taboo. But a recent push by a Greek Orthodox priest to persuade more...

  • African troops capture junior LRA rebel commander

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — African troops captured a junior commander with the Lord's Resistance Army and rescued 10 people, mostly children, abducted by the rebels, Uganda's military said Tuesday, the latest blow against the rebel group in an international hunt for its fugitive leaders....

  • US weighs curbing deportations

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of thousands of immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally but don't have serious criminal records could be shielded from deportation under a policy change being weighed by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. The change, if adopted following a review...

  • Report details inquiry of Fort Carson leader, military's struggles with issue of sexual assault

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Army leaders suspended an Afghanistan-bound Fort Carson commander over allegations of insensitivity toward sexual assault victims and gender discrimination before an investigation cleared him last month. The investigation into the conduct of Col. Brian Pearl is detailed in a 361-page...

  • SpaceX to test methane rocket engine in Miss.

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) — Private space exploration firm SpaceX and the Stennis Space Center have cut the ribbon on an improved rocket engine test stand. SpaceX, based in Hawthorne, Calif., is supposed to conduct initial testing this year of its new Raptor engines, which will be...

  • Ukraine crisis prompts Sweden to boost arms budget

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Following the crisis in Ukraine, Sweden's government has proposed increasing the Nordic country's military spending by 5.5 billion Swedish kronor ($830 million) a year. The four-party center-right coalition said Tuesday it is deeply concerned by the recent events in...

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