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  • **FILE** An Air Force F-22 Raptor executes a supersonic flyby over the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis in the Gulf of Alaska. Production will be stopped at 187 Raptors. (Associated Press/U.S. Navy)

    Iran is top 'contingency' in whittled U.S. war plans

    The U.S. military is discussing significant changes in its war plans to adhere to President Obama's strategic guidance that downplays preparing for conflicts such as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and counts on allies to provide additional troops.

  • ** FILE ** Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud (right) holds a rocket launcher with his comrades in Sararogha in the Pakistani tribal area of South Waziristan, along the Afghanistan border, in October 2009. (AP Photo/Ishtiaq Mehsud, File)

    Report: Fewer enemy attacks, but war zone is still volatile

    Afghanistan's weak government and Pakistan's safe havens for militants continue to hamper progress in the Afghan war strategy, according to a new Pentagon report.

  • ** FILE ** Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, outline the main areas of proposed defense spending cuts during a Jan. 26, 2012, news conference at the Pentagon. (Associated Press)

    Pentagon is planning 'contingency' for Iran and North Korea

    The U.S. military is discussing significant changes in its war plans to adhere to President Obama's new strategic guidance that downplays preparing for conflicts such as Iraq and Afghanistan, and counts on allies to provide additional troops.

  • Occupy protesters unveil a banner Tuesday in New York's Bryant Park as part of worldwide May Day demonstrations. They went on to march to financial institutions, including Chase and Citibank, as the crowd grew to several hundred. (Associated Press)

    Occupy forces re-gather on May Day

    Hundreds of activists across the U.S. joined the worldwide May Day protests on Tuesday, with Occupy protesters in several cities leading demonstrations against major financial institutions.

  • Briefing Page: Politicians differ on Cabinet changes

    Politicians offered conflicting views Tuesday about whether the ruling military will reshuffle the Cabinet before this month's presidential election.

  • President Barack Obama is greeted by Lt. Gen. Curtis "Mike" Scaparrotti, and U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker as he steps off Air Force One at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan, Tuesday, May 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    Obama makes surprise trip to Afghanistan

    President Obama made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan on Tuesday on the anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden, adding drama to what was already a politicized military mission.

  • ATF will investigate plant fire in Illinois

    A special team of arson and explosives experts has been dispatched by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to East Joliet, Ill., to determine the cause of a fire Sunday at a galvanizing plant ā€” the largest in the U.S. and the second largest in the world ā€” that caused more than $20 million in damage.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Occupy movement's May misstep

    Occupy Wall Street and other Occupy movements around the country have called for big demonstrations to be held on May 1. Leap year 2012 has 366 days, so why did they pick May 1, the communist holiday, for Occupy demonstrations around the country? Is it a subtle way of declaring they actually are communists?

  • Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    WADDINGTON: No death camps for Iranian dissidents

    When Elie Wiesel speaks, people listen. He speaks softly and chooses his words carefully. In 1986, when this survivor of Hitler's death camp at Buchenwald was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, he was cited as a "messenger to mankind" whose message has always been one of peace and human dignity.

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