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  • Fighters from the Islamist Misarata brigade have been battling for two weeks near Tripoli International Airport in an attempt to wrest control from a powerful rival militia. (Associated Press)

    Libya Islamic militias declare control of Benghazi

    Islamic hard-line militias claimed to have taken control of Libya's second largest city, Benghazi, after defeating army units, taking over military barracks and seizing tanks, rockets and hundreds of boxes of ammunition, as fighting in the capital prompted a wave of evacuations Thursday by foreign nationals, diplomats and Libyans.

  • A MQ-9 Reaper, armed with GBU-12 Paveway II laser guided munitions and AGM-114 Hellfire missiles, is piloted by Col. Lex Turner during a mission over southern Afghanistan. (USAF via Associated Press)

    Obama's Afghanistan pullout may end domination of drones

    President Obama's call to cut the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan to 5,000 troops in 18 months will end an era of American drone superiority over the region and jeopardize hard-fought gains against al Qaeda just as the terrorist movement's original core is rising again, former senior defense officials and national security sources say.

  • Underwater combat school in Keys marks 50 years

    An underwater combat training school in Key West is marking its 50th anniversary.

  • Interment set for MIA special forces soldier

    More than 50 years after their father left home, the children of Staff Sgt. Lawrence Woods are preparing to say their final goodbyes.

  • FOR USE MONDAY, JAN. 28 AND THEREAFTER - In this Jan. 14, 2014 photo, Sgt. Maj. Jerry W. Hochstedler poses with his bicycle at Fort Bliss, Texas. Hochstedler has always been an avid bicyclist, but he has rededicated himself to the sport since getting wounded. He cycles at least 250 miles a week and hopes one day to qualify for the Paralympics, an Olympic games for athletes with disabilities. (AP Photo/The El Paso Times, Mark Lambie)  EL DIARIO OUT; JUAREZ MEXICO OUT; IF USE ON LAM OR LAT AND EL DIARIO DE EL PASO OUT

    Fort Bliss soldier free-wheeling to recovery

    Nearly five years ago, Sgt. Maj. Jerry W. Hochstedler's life changed forever when he was severely wounded in combat in Afghanistan.

  • **FILE** Gen. Raymond T. Odierno (Associated Press)

    Army looks for global partnerships

    To maintain its relevance in a post-Afghanistan world, the U.S. Army is learning to make new friends.

  • Diane Kruger roughs it in role as nabbed reporter

    Diane Kruger loves making smaller-budget European movies, partly because the experience is more authentic than shooting Hollywood blockbusters. Just don't ask her to sleep in a yurt.

  • Illustration: Gates and the F-35 by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    HANSON: Gates versus Gates

    Robert M. Gates is on his farewell lap as secre -tary of defense and is making his final speeches to the service academies. He also seems to be debating himself in the process. He made the following remarks to Army cadets at West Point:

  • ** FILE ** Pakistani security officials escort Raymond Allen Davis (center), a U.S. Consulate employee, to a local court in Lahore, Pakistan, on Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Hamza Ahmed, File)

    Arrested U.S. official is actually CIA contractor

    An American jailed in Pakistan for the fatal shooting of two armed men was working secretly for the CIA and scouting a neighborhood when he was arrested, a disclosure likely to further frustrate U.S. efforts to free the man and strain relations between the two countries.

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