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Rowan Scarborough

Articles by Rowan Scarborough

munitions: National Guard Sgt. Larry J. Isbell fires at targets with his M4A1 carbine rifle. The Army is looking to phase out the longstanding weapon, but the potential suppliers to do so, as well as the competition results, remain shrouded in secrecy. (photo by spc. venessa hernandez)

Army quits tests after competing rifle outperforms M4A1 carbine

EXCLUSIVE: A competing rifle outperformed the Army's favored M4A1 carbine in key firings during a competition last year before the service abruptly called off the tests and stuck with its gun, according to a new confidential report. Published August 19, 2014

Iraqis sign up for military service to help battle an al Qaeda-inspired militant army intent on capturing Baghdad International Airport and eventually the capital itself. (Associated Press)

Islamic militants aim to take Baghdad airport

The al Qaeda-inspired terrorist army in Iraq ultimately wants to capture Baghdad International Airport and begin a campaign to destabilize neighboring Jordan, an important U.S. ally, analysts say. Published July 9, 2014