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John Kelly Lays Out His Border Security Vision

The DHS chief says fostering economic development in Central America is just as important as rigorously enforcing U.S. immigration laws at home.

U.S. Military: Sexual Assault in the Ranks Is Less Prevalent, and Better Reported

But defense officials say that with an estimated 14,900 cases last year, there’s still work to be done.

It’s Too Early to See a ‘Trump Effect’ on NATO Spending

The president's rhetoric may have allies talking about their growing defense spending, but it won’t affect most budget proposals for months.

SOUTHCOM: ‘ISIS Is In the Western Hemisphere’

They’re not fighters returning from Iraq and Syria, says Adm. Kurt Tidd; they’re Latin Americans who became radicalized online.

Would Better Messaging Help the Military Boost Its Budget?

Even if Pentagon leaders clarified their ‘readiness’ warnings, they’d still face an uphill battle for more funding in 2017.

ISIS War Generals to Congress: We Need the State Department

One week after Trump proposed shifting billions from the State Department to the Pentagon, two of the top U.S. generals in the Middle East and Africa say they need diplomatic help.

F-35 General: Boeing Heard Nothing ‘Unreleasable’ in F-35 Call With Trump

The discussions that we had were all pre-decisional,” Lt. Gen. Bogdan tells lawmakers.

The Future Depends on Fixing Readiness Now, Vice Chiefs Tell Lawmakers

Service leaders’ annual pilgrimage to Capitol Hill also serves as Phase One of Mattis’ long-range plan.

Tracking Trump’s National-Security Conflicts of Interest

A global business empire raises the question: will the next president’s foreign policy serve America’s interests or his own?

Littoral Combat Ship, at a Critical Juncture

With the ship’s purchase plans in doubt, detractors exchange fire with Navy supporters at contentious Senate hearing.

America’s War-by-Airstrike in Three Charts

The U.S.-led air war against the Islamic State in Mosul, Raqqa, and the region, visualized.

U.S. Troops Are Still in the Philippines, Despite Duterte’s Insults and Threats

PACOM commander Adm. Harry Harris will head to the islands ‘optimistic’ but expecting a ‘refocusing’ of joint exercises.

The U.S. Relief Mission to Haiti Is Also a Signal to America’s Neighbors, and Russia

The leader of U.S. Southern Command hopes helpful actions speak louder than Moscow’s words.

The Army’s Next Drone May Fit in a Soldier’s Pocket

The service could start buying palm-sized UAVs to complement its Pumas and Ravens as soon as 2018, according to one official.

The Air Force Is Starting to Think About Its Next Strike Aircraft

Service leaders are laying groundwork for a new strike capability — even as they work to unground their F-35s.

U.S. Intel Chief: Climate Change Is Adding Fuel to the World’s Extremist Fires

DNI Clapper says environmental factors will keep the cycle of extremism going long after ISIS is vanquished.

For F-35’s First Deployment, Marines Plan ‘School of Hard Knocks’

Real-world missions will help the Corps chart its future with the plane, says the leader of the Marines’ Combat Development Command.

The U.S. Military Holds More Pacific Exercises Than You Probably Realize

The Army's Pacific Pathways program is even bringing some nations' military units to America for training.

The Military Is Genetically Modifying Bacteria to Make Even Tinier Computers

The biosynthetic microbe could wire future nanoelectronics after Navy-funded researchers supercharged its conductivity.

Until We Reduce Cybercrime, Expect More Russian Meddling

A strong U.S. response to the DNC theft might discourage state-sponsored attacks, analysts and industry leaders say, but it won’t stop them.

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