17

— The number of years in prison a shipyard worker was sentenced to serve on Friday following his conviction for setting fire to the nuclear-attack sub USS Miami last May, causing $450 million in damage. The federal judge also ordered civilian painter Casey Fury, 25, to pay $400 million in restitution.
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Not So Unmanned After All…

On Tuesday, an MQ-1 Predator drone was hanging out over the Persian Gulf, eyeballing items of interest in Iran.

As the Pentagon detailed it Thursday:

On March 12, an unarmed, unmanned, MQ-1 U.S. military aircraft conducting

Carlyle Group Wants to Make You the Next Mitt Romney

The normally secretive private equity industry spent 2012 in the spotlight thanks to Mitt Romney‘s ill-fated presidential run, and some of these firms appear to be capitalizing on all the free press they received — literally.

That’s right, the publicly traded private equity firm Carlyle Group — whose funds were once open only to the …

90

— The number of chiropractors employed by the Pentagon, according to a new Government Accountability Office report released Thursday.

VA Claims Backlog: Shinseki Should Resign

This is a month for painful anniversaries. It is 10 years since the start of the benighted war in Iraq. It is also one year since March 11, 2012, the day Staff Sergeant Robert Bales allegedly massacred 16 civilians in the Panjwai …

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