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McCain adds voice to effort to save aging A-10 fighter

Arizona’s senior senator has added his name to a growing chorus of politicians opposed to plans to ground the entire A-10 fleet.

April 10, 2014 10:13 am Related Loading…

An off-base idea

The following editorial appeared Tuesday in the Washington Post:

April 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Mayor Jonathan Rothschild: Make your voice heard in support of D-M

Mayor Jonathan Rothschild: Make your voice heard in support of D-M

Tucsonans have good reason to be concerned over the possibility of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base losing its 83 A-10C “Warthogs” and the jobs they bring to this community.

April 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Michael Gerson: The costs of passivity

History is like a teacher, except armed with truncheons and guns. So what are its recent lessons?

March 25, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Barber visits troops in Afghanistan, delivers Tucson salsa

Barber visits troops in Afghanistan, delivers Tucson salsa

Rep. Ron Barber will be back in Tucson today after spending three days in Afghanistan talking to U.S. troops.

March 18, 2014 5:00 pm Related

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Raytheon wins $350 million contract for SM-3 missiles

The Missile Defense Agency awarded Raytheon Co. $350 million to increase its procurement of Standard Missile-3 Block IB missiles from eight to 44.

March 06, 2014 3:35 pmLoading…

Raymond Graap and Schuyler Hilts: Address your representative about need to get rid of nuclear arms

As members of Physicians for Social Responsibility, we want to encourage each of you to write to a member of Congress about the dangers of nuclear weapons.

January 30, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Leading by example rather than force can restore our global luster

The new year brings hope for fresh thinking in the Obama administration on foreign affairs. Prompt decisions on a few key issues could enhance our posture, improve our security and contribute to the pursuit of peace. Here are moves that should be on the agenda:

January 06, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Joel Dvoskin: Gun Violence

Joel Dvoskin: Gun Violence

I commend the Star for reprinting the Washington Post editorial on the need for research on accidental firearm deaths of children (“Info vital on scope of gun accidents involving kids,” Dec. 3).

December 05, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a need to give thanks

President Abraham Lincoln issued this proclamation making Thanksgiving a national holiday 150 years ago on Oct. 3, 1863.

November 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Raytheon in line for $3B missile-defense contract

The Pentagon plans to award Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems a contract worth up to $3 billion for production of the newest Standard Missile-3 ballistic missile interceptor.

October 18, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Seeking justice in Syria

The following editorial appeared Friday in the Dallas Morning News:

September 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
D-M airmen receive Purple Heart medals

D-M airmen receive Purple Heart medals

Purple Hearts were awarded to three airmen Friday during a ceremony at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

August 24, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Explosion kills Arizona soldier in Afghanistan

PHOENIX — A 25-year-old Arizonan was among three U.S. Army soldiers killed Tuesday in Afghanistan in an attack that used an improvised explosive device.

July 25, 2013 11:09 amLoading…
Fitz Blog: McCainiac

Fitz Blog: McCainiac

President Bashir al-Assad was heard to say,” build the danged wall ” in response to the news Arizona Senator McCain had slipped across the border into Syria. McCain, assisted in his trek by Humane Borders, hopes to find work as a mercenary arms supplier.

May 28, 2013 8:30 amLoading…

Soldier from NE Arizona killed in Afghanistan

PHOENIX — The Department of Defense says a soldier from northeastern Arizona has been killed while serving in Afghanistan.

February 25, 2013 3:13 pmLoading…

NY Times says Chinese hacked paper’s computers

BEIJING — Chinese hackers repeatedly penetrated The New York Times’ computer systems over the past four months, stealing reporters’ passwords and hunting for files on an investigation into the wealth amassed by the family of a top Chinese leader, the newspaper reported Thursday.

January 31, 2013 4:04 pmLoading…
Panetta opens combat roles to women

Panetta opens combat roles to women

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is lifting its ban on women serving in combat, opening hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite commando jobs after generations of limits on their service, defense officials said Wednesday.

January 23, 2013 1:23 pmLoading…

Army releases name of soldier killed training near Eloy

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — A South Carolina soldier has died in parachute training accident near Eloy.

December 17, 2012 12:04 pm

Petraeus: CIA blamed terrorists for Libya attack

WASHINGTON — Testifying out of sight, ex-CIA Director David Petraeus told Congress Friday that classified intelligence showed the deadly raid on the U.S. Consulate in Libya was a terrorist attack but the administration withheld the suspected role of al-Qaida affiliates to avoid tipping them off.

November 16, 2012 4:04 pmLoading…

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