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Half of the U.S. Military’s Sites Are Vulnerable to Climate Change. Now What?

Next up: figuring out what bases, airfields, and naval stations need help first, says the former Pentagon appointee who started the survey.

The Marines Have ‘Too Many Hornets’

The commandant wants to retire beaten-up F/A-18s more quickly as F-35s join the Corps.

House Speaker: Budget Fights Have ‘Pushed Our Military Past the Breaking Point’

Paul Ryan highlighted defense hawks’ concerns about readiness and funding as Congress tries to avert a shutdown.

Pentagon Denies Gag Order, Says ‘Services Are Allowed to Talk About Readiness’

They just have to do so carefully — or behind closed doors.

‘Surprising Capabilities’ Guru Tapped to Lead Air Force Acquisition

But assuming Will Roper wins confirmation, what will become of the Strategic Capabilities Office he helped create?

How Pakistan Is Responding to Trump

Pushed by Trump, Tillerson, and Mattis to do more to fight terrorism, Pakistan has instead taken public steps to push back in recent weeks.

Three Things the U.S. Military Needs to Fight in Europe

One year into rotational deployments on the continent, here’s what the Army and Marines say they need.

Allies Are Key, Says Trump’s National Security Strategy

The document, to be unveiled next week, will be the latest administration policy position that looks beyond “America first.”

Pentagon’s Ambitious Goal: Launch a Weapons Program in Just 12 Months

The defense acquisition undersecretary is looking to rapid capabilities offices as models for more formal programs.

Top Enlisted Leaders Push Back: There Is No Readiness ‘Crisis’

Recent deadly accidents are concerning, but part of the risk of military operations around the globe, they said.

Army Chief: The US Needs More Troops in Europe

The U.S. is "on track," but additional armored forces, long-range artillery and bridging capabilities would help deter Russia, Milley says.

Congress Is Concerned About Who Gets to Launch Nuclear Bombs

Here are three questions to consider after lawmakers hear testimony on nuclear authority.

Dunford: Time to Cut the Connections that Link ISIS’ Global Network

With the extremist group on its heels, coalition members must block its paths to Africa, Southeast Asia and elsewhere, the top US officer said.

The Pentagon’s IED-Hunters Have a New Target: Drones

After a decade of ups and downs, JIDO has added the counter-UAV mission.

The Pentagon’s IED-Hunters Have a New Target: Drones

After a decade of ups and downs, JIDO has added the counter-UAV mission.

This Technology Could Help Solve IED Detection — And Airport Security Too

New radio-wave sensors are designed to suss out hidden explosives —whether in car bombs or carry-on laptops.

This Technology Could Help Solve IED Detection — And Airport Security Too

New radio-wave sensors are designed to suss out hidden explosives —whether in car bombs or carry-on laptops.

If War with Russia Breaks Out, Borders and Bureaucracy Could Slow the West’s Response

In a summer of multinational exercises in Europe, the first thing the U.S. Army learned was: ‘Borders are hard.’

Get Lasers Into the Field Faster, Lawmakers Tell the Pentagon

The Senate’s version of the annual defense bill provides $200 million for rapid prototyping of directed energy weapons.

Get Lasers Into the Field Faster, Lawmakers Tell the Pentagon

The Senate’s version of the annual defense bill provides $200 million for rapid prototyping of directed energy weapons.

The U.S. Will Be Dropping A Lot More Bombs on Afghanistan

More air support for Afghan forces will help drive the Taliban to the negotiating table, Mattis and Dunford tell Congress.

‘Cyber Defense Is Very Much About Political Decisions’

When European defense ministers played a tabletop cyber defense exercise, things got hard very quickly.

Get Ready for a Short-Term CR, Congressional Leaders Tell Pentagon

Top House Republicans on defense say it’s not ideal — underfunding has contributed to a rash of recent accidents — but don’t expect a full-year appropriation until December.

Ordered to Ban Transgender Troops, Pentagon Plans A New Look at Three Factors

The courts will take their own look, thanks to a trio of lawsuits filed in the wake of Trump’s Friday-night memo.

After the Marines United Scandal, ‘All Options’ Are on the Table

The Corps is considering integrating female recruits into West Coast training camps to help address subconscious biases, the assistant commandant said.

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