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Experience briefing president leads new agency chief to raise bar

Experience briefing president leads new agency chief to raise bar

From 2010 until this fall, Robert Cardillo was the man who briefed President Barack Obama on what the intelligence community knew about what was going on in the world. He says that experience helped inform the way he runs the National Geospatial-Inte...
Published: 11/14/14
Updated: 11/15/14
Hagel to order nuclear force overhaul to fix failures

Hagel to order nuclear force overhaul to fix failures

WASHINGTON ­— Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has concluded that problems in the nation’s nuclear forces are rooted in a lack of investment, inattention by high-level leaders and sagging morale, and is ordering top-to-bottom changes...
Published: 11/14/14
Two of three Florida VA hospitals receiving recent award are in Tampa area

Two of three Florida VA hospitals receiving recent award are in Tampa area

The Tampa area’s two local Veterans Affairs hospitals were among only three VA medical facilities in the state receiving a recent award from a hospital accrediting organization.
Published: 11/13/14
30 nations at MacDill AFB to plot Islamic State’s demise

30 nations at MacDill AFB to plot Islamic State’s demise

Nearly 200 military planners from more than 30 nations are meeting at MacDill Air Force Base to plot the demise of the Sunni insurgent group Islamic State.
Published: 11/12/14
Activists: U.S.-led Syria strikes kill at least 860

Activists: U.S.-led Syria strikes kill at least 860

BAGHDAD — U.S.-led coalition airstrikes against the Islamic State group and other extremists in Syria have killed more than 860 people, including civilians, since they began in mid-September, a monitoring group said Wednesday.
Published: 11/12/14
Raid author unhappy being linked with self-proclaimed bin Laden killer

Raid author unhappy being linked with self-proclaimed bin Laden killer

Though the two men were on the same team infiltrating Osama Bin Laden's Abbottabad compound, the former SEAL who wrote “No Easy Day” is not happy being linked with Rob O'Neill, who says he killed the al-Qaida leader.
Published: 11/11/14
Updated: 11/12/14
Veterans Day events stir varied memories

Veterans Day events stir varied memories

As the floats and cars and Cub Scouts marched by, William Tant Jr. sat in his wheelchair, waving his American flag.
Published: 11/11/14
At last, St. Petersburg’s own Veterans Day ceremony

At last, St. Petersburg’s own Veterans Day ceremony

About 50 people gathered at 8 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial in the cool shade at Williams Park for the city of St. Petersburg’s first-ever Veterans Day Celebration.
Published: 11/11/14

Marine’s missing ring found by Cape Coral cyclist

A Marine’s missing ring that was found on a bike ride in Cape Coral is on its way back to its owner.
Published: 11/11/14
Veterans Day parades, ceremonies in Tampa Bay area

Veterans Day parades, ceremonies in Tampa Bay area

Several Tampa Bay area communities are hosting Veterans Day activities today.
Published: 11/11/14