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Tim Howard of the United States gestures during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Belgium and the United States at Arena Fonte Nova on July 1, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil.

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Tim Howard of the United States gestures during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Belgium and the United States at Arena Fonte Nova on July 1, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil.

Tim Howard National Airport: ‘We the People’

Updated at 4:50 and 6:50 pm EDT Even Tim Howard couldn’t save Team USA from the Belgian onslaught in Brazil. For all those 16 shots on goal he blocked double-handedly-and-footed, a modern World Cup record, his own national team simply...

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Marine One, with U.S. President Barack Obama on board, passes the Washington Monument in Washington.

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Marine One, with U.S. President Barack Obama on board, passes the Washington Monument in Washington.

Marine One: Next Generation (’19)

It was President Barack Obama who called the escalating costs of the program to procure a new series of presidential helicopters “an example of the procurement process gone amok.” That process has finally ended with United Technology’s Sikorsky Aircraft winning...

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A C-130 prepares for takeoff from Lajes Field in the Azores.

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A C-130 prepares for takeoff from Lajes Field in the Azores.

Azores Base Cause for Congressman With Family Roots

From Bloomberg Government’s Congress Tracker:  Rep. Devin Nunes is fighting to protect an airfield in the Azores, his family’s ancestral island home. Nunes is seeking to prevent the withdrawal of U.S. forces from the Lajes air field in the Azores, an autonomous region...

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A U.S. M1A2 SEP Abrams battle tank fires live rounds in Pocheon, South Korea.

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A U.S. M1A2 SEP Abrams battle tank fires live rounds in Pocheon, South Korea.

Army Tanking Tanks: General Dynamics Battles for $230 Million

From Bloomberg Government’s Congress Tracker: Emboldened by last year’s success — when Congress agreed to spend $90 million on upgraded battle tanks the Pentagon didn’t want — General Dynamics Corp. is asking for more. The Falls Church, Virginia-based company, is...

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Robert Gates, U.S. secretary of defense in Miami.

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Robert Gates, U.S. secretary of defense in Miami.

Bob Gates, Meet Bob Woodward — There Are No ‘Do-Overs’

The media blitz that started former Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ tour with his memoirs got off to a rocky start last week, you may recall. It had all the makings of a dream campaign: Feed the Washington Post an advance copy of “Duty,”...

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Outgoing U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates salutes the march-in-review during the Armed Forces Farewell Tribute for him at the Pentagon's River Terrace Parade Field in Washington, DC, on June 30, 2011.

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Outgoing U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates salutes the march-in-review during the Armed Forces Farewell Tribute for him at the Pentagon's River Terrace Parade Field in Washington, DC, on June 30, 2011.

Gates Tours with Memoir in Extra Printing, Obama: ‘War Never Easy’

Updated at 4:25 and 4:35 pm EST Retired Defense Secretary Robert Gates is braced for questions about the critique of the White House embodied in his widely sought memoir, “Duty,” that hits the bookstores Tuesday. As part of a media...

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"Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary of War," by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

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"Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary of War," by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

Gates: Bombs Away in Memoir — How Green Lantern Drove a Decision

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates’s 594-page memoir “Duty” is getting a lot of ink for his revelations of disputes over Afghan policy with the National Security Council and President Barack Obama. There’s another side of Gates that readers may savor as the tome goes...

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