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Pakistan Protests May Require US Fly War Cargo Out Of Afganistan

Posted: 12/19/2013 - U.S. officials, frustrated that hundreds of military shipments heading out of Afghanistan have been stopped on the land route through Pakistan because of anti-American protests, face the possibility of flying out equipment at an additional cost of $1 billion.

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Pentagon To Probe Whether U.S. Forces Were Killed By Enemy Fire

Posted: 12/17/2013 - Pentagon received report that troops came under mortar fire after crash Officials say no conclusions reached yet in crash initially blamed on mechanical failure. Tuesday's toll worst single-day for U.S. troops since August 2012.

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Yemen: U.S. Drone Strike Strikes Wedding Party

Posted: 12/12/2013 - Two national security officials from Yemen confirm the deadly drone strike to CNN. Intelligence reports indicated convoy vehicles carried al Qaeda militants. Outraged residents in the region call on Yemeni leaders to put an end of drone strikes.

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American Missing In Iran, Worked For The CIA

Posted: 12/12/2013 - The CIA apologized to the family, paid $2.5 million settlement. Family: "It is time for the U.S. government to step up".. AP and Washington Post: Bob Levinson was working for the CIA in Iran; family has previously denied government ties to the trip.

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Secretly Built Jet Takes First Flight From Wichita

Posted: 12/12/2013 - Cessna employees who managed to build a military jet at Cessna's Pawnee facility and keep it secret the past two years are feeling quite satisfied with their accomplishment.

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Newly Released American: Videotaped "Confession" Forced By North Korea

Posted: 12/09/2013 - Merrill Newman, center, walks beside his wife Lee, left, and his son Jeffrey after arriving at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday. Newman was detained in North Korea late October at the end of a 10-day trip to North Korea. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

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Kansas City Air Show To Return In 2015

Posted: 12/05/2013 - The Mid-America Youth Aviation Association said in a news release that the event is planned for Aug. 22 and 23, 2015, at the Wheeler Downtown Airport. It will feature a performance from the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels aerobatics team.

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Stolen Truck Carrying Radioactive Material, Is Found

Posted: 12/04/2013 - The container that carried the cobalt-60 -- which can be used to make a so-called dirty bomb -- was found about a kilometer away from the stolen truck and had been opened, a Mexican official said.

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Military Widow Named Champion Of Character

Updated: 12/04/2013 - The Safe Streets Coalition and Topeka City of Character program recognized Melissa Jarboe for the compassion, generosity and honor she demonstrated while organizing Topeka's Veterans Day parade and a week of activities leading up to it.

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Ft. Riley Reestablishes Traditions

Posted: 12/04/2013 - Fort Riley will reestablish the time-honored military traditions of Reveille and Retreat. This re-emphasis will alter procedures for accessing and leaving the post.

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Intelligence Committee Heads: Terror Threat Rising

Posted: 12/02/2013 - The terrorism threat against the United States is increasing and Americans aren't as safe as they were a year or two ago, the leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees said.

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After Mistaken Landing, Cargo Pilot Was Confused

Posted: 11/22/2013 - Moments after touching down, the pilot of a cargo-hauling jumbo jet seemed confused in his exchanges with air traffic controllers who had guided his Boeing 747 toward a Kansas Air Force base.

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Nuke Troubles Run Deep; Key Officers "Burned Out"

Posted: 11/20/2013 - An unpublished study for the Air Force, obtained by The Associated Press, cites "burnout" among launch officers with their fingers on the triggers of 450 weapons of mass destruction.

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