Stories by Lolita C. Baldor

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016

Syria ceasefire deal has legal, liability questions

WASHINGTON - The deal crafted by the U.S. and Russia to halt the Syrian civil war and focus efforts on rooting out extremists in the country is rife with legal and liability questions that are ...
By Lolita C. Baldor

Friday, July 17, 2015

Shooting prompts questions on arming recruiters

Military officials said security at recruiting and reserve centers will be reviewed, but the Army's top officer said it's too early to say whether the facilities should have security guards or ...
By Lolita C. Baldor

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Military announces plan to lift transgender ban

Defense Secretary Ash Carter has ordered a six-month study aimed at formally ending one of the last gender- or sexuality-based barriers to military service, saying the Pentagon's current ...
By Lolita C. Baldor

Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

Pentagon: US, partners begin airstrikes in Syria

WASHINGTON - The U.S. and partner nations began launching airstrikes against Islamic State group targets in Syria for the first time Monday night, expanding a military campaign against the ...
By Lolita C. Baldor

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014

Women 'serve in combat' in study

Some women are helping make history as part of an Army study that will determine how all soldiers - including women, for the first time - will be deemed fit to join the front lines.
By Lolita C. Baldor

Friday, Jan. 24, 2014

Military can seek waivers for religious clothing

The new police took effect Wednesday, and the waivers will be decided on a case-by-case basis, according to defense officials.
By Lolita C. Baldor

Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014

'Culture of disrespect' blamed for military academy sex assaults

A new report says a "Culture of disrespect" among athletes can be blamed for recent uptick in military academy sexual assaults.
By Lolita C. Baldor

Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013

Panetta to open combat roles to women

WASHINGTON - Senior defense officials say Pentagon chief Leon Panetta is removing the military's ban on women serving in combat, opening hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and ...
By Lolita C. Baldor

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Click it: Remember to check computer before midnight

WASHINGTON — Internet users scanning their Twitter feeds or Facebook accounts tonight might want to add one more quick click to check their computer for malware.
By Lolita C. Baldor

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Thousands could lose Internet

Tens of thousands of Americans could lose Internet service Monday, thanks to an online scam by international hackers.
By Lolita C. Baldor
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