Hezbollah commander killed outside home in Lebanon

Dec 4, 2013

Hezbollah commander killed outside home in Lebanon

A senior commander for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah was gunned down Wednesday outside his home in southern Beirut, security officials said. Hezbollah blamed Israel for the killing, something officials there quickly denied. Hezbollah immediately announced the death of Hassan al-Laqis and described him ...

Japanese-American takes U.S. Pacific fleet helm

Oct 18, 2013

Japanese-American takes U.S. Pacific fleet helm

The U.S. Navy has chosen its first Japanese-American to lead the Pacific Fleet, a spokesman said Thursday. Adm. Harry Harris, a former assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, succeeded Adm. Cecil Haney on Wednesday as top commander of the Hawaii-based ...