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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterVenezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Friday that he expected to meet soon in Caracas with a leader of Colombia's largest rebel group in an effort to help secure the release of dozens of hostages the leftists are holding. The announcement came at the end...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterArmed forces disguised as rebels Wednesday rescued former Colombia presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, three U.S. defense contractors and 11 other hostages held by leftist insurgents, in a daring operation that delivered the latest in a series of...
Tags: Defense, Drug Trafficking, Crimes, Benedict XVI, Politics
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIt was considered a stunning turn in warfare when a remotely controlled aircraft on a reconnaissance flight over Afghanistan spotted a Taliban convoy and fired a jury-rigged Hellfire missile, striking and destroying the target. The headline-grabbing...
The Defense Department will push back its decision on a $35 billion tanker contract to the next administration, delaying again the hotly disputed competition between Boeing and Northrop Grumman to replace the Air Force's aging aerial refueling fleet. ...
The SwampAn F-16 aligns with the boom from a Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker as part of a training exercise over California. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, file) by Aamer Madhani and Julie Johnsson, updated at 4:20 pm ET Pentagon officials have re-opened the......
The SwampBy Aamer Madhani The Pentagon announced today that it has canceled the controversial competition to replace the Air Force's Eisenhower-era fleet of aerial refueling tankers after defense officials concluded they can't pick a winner before the conclusion...
Tags: Boeing Co., Aerospace Manufacturing, Contracts, Defense, Alabama
The Swampby Aamer Madhani Sen. Barack Obama commended the Pentagon for postponing the controversial competition to overhaul the Air Force's aging tanker fleet, but he took aim today at the McCain campaign for its connections to the European aerospace...
The SwampVisitors pass an unmanned aerial vehicle system made by Northrop Grumman defense corporation, at the Farnborough, England aerospace show, July 17, 2008. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) by Frank James The threat of shoulder-fired missiles being fired at...
Spin CycleTim Geithner's big bailout plan was big, but reaction was "brutally negative" as markets dipped and pundits and legislators shook their heads over the lack of specifics. Wall Street executives (don't laugh) are going on an "image offensive" to......
Sun StaffAs NASA continued to investigate the shuttle Columbia's disintegration and ponder the future of the nation's manned space program, Wall Street seemed to draw its own conclusion yesterday and punished stocks of the shuttle's manufacturers - along with...
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