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CIA Drone Operations Could Be Handed To Pentagon

CIA Drone Operations Could Be Handed To Pentagon

The responsibility for counterterrorism operations involving unmanned drones could soon begin shifting from the CIA to the Pentagon as part of Obama administration efforts to mollify critics who say the program lacks transparency

Off The Battlefield, Military Women Face Risks From Male Troops

Off The Battlefield, Military Women Face Risks From Male Troops

According to the Pentagon’s own research, more than 1 in 4 women who join the military will be sexually assaulted during their careers.

Ostebo: Sequestration cost for USCG less painful in AK

Ostebo: Sequestration cost for USCG less painful in AK

Federal spending cuts known as sequestration will have less of an impact on the Coast Guard in Alaska than elsewhere in the country. That’s the word from Rear Admiral Thomas Ostebo, who is in charge of the Coast Guard’s District 17, which encompasses the entire state.

Women In Combat, And The Price They Pay

Women In Combat, And The Price They Pay

Today, as the Pentagon decides how to remove the combat exclusion, women still have trouble getting fully recognized for what they’ve achieved at war.

US to increase interceptor missiles at Fort Greely

US to increase interceptor missiles at Fort Greely

The Pentagon says it will spend $1 billion to add 14 interceptors to an Alaska-based missile defense system.

Midshipmen to deploy buoys in Alaska

Midshipmen to deploy buoys in Alaska

The Naval Academy says five midshipmen are heading to northern Alaska to study changing sea ice levels.

New Afghan Challenge For U.S.: Shipping Stuff Out

New Afghan Challenge For U.S.: Shipping Stuff Out

U.S. forces in Afghanistan have another critical mission: packing up more than 11 years worth of equipment and sending it home. The number of containers to move out is in the six figures, and some question whether everything can be shipped out by the end of 2014.

Kulluk cleared to leave Kiliuda Bay

Kulluk cleared to leave Kiliuda Bay

The Coast Guard lifted an order restricting movement of Shell’s Kulluk drill rig. It’s now clear to head to Unalaska.

Suspect arrested in double homicide on Kodiak Coast Guard base

Suspect arrested in double homicide on Kodiak Coast Guard base

James Michael “Jim” Wells, long considered the prime suspect by the FBI, was taken into custody by members of the Coast Guard Investigative Service and the Alaska State Troopers.

Senator Chuck Hagel faces confirmation hearing

Senator Chuck Hagel faces confirmation hearing

Senator Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., is President Obama’s nominee to be the next defense secretary.