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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.

Trump’s Special Ops Pick Says Terror Drones Might Soon Reach the US from Africa. How Worried Should We Be?

Technological advancement could produce ocean-spanning consumer UAVs. But extremists won’t necessarily bother with them.

DIUx Wins Support — and More Cash — from Trump’s Pentagon

The vice chair of the Joint Chiefs touted an effort to track North Korean missile launcher, while the military’s new weapons buyer called it a good model for developing and acquiring capabilities.

Army Looking to Integrate Network Soldiers with Tactical Units

Brigades are working out various ideas at training centers, says the head of the service’s Cyber Command.

The US Must Rethink How It Uses Special Operators, Says Incoming SOLIC Secretary

Strained by war, the military’s elite units can’t grow any faster nor deploy slower. Something in their mission set must give.

Spooked by North Korea, Lawmakers Resurrect an Old Missile-Defense Idea

Technical experts say space-based interceptors haven’t gotten any more practical since the Reagan era, but House lawmakers still want the Pentagon to plan for them.

Lawmakers Call for Space Force, Boost to Military Drills in Europe

The House and Senate Armed Services committees want the Pentagon to better prepare for war in space, but there’s disagreement on how to do it.

Time for the Pentagon to Overhaul Drone Management, New Report Says

As the Pentagon writes a long-term drone plan, the former head of Air Force intelligence has some suggestions.

Business Experience Bites Trump’s Pentagon Nominee

Congress might hold up the president’s pick for deputy defense secretary over his three-decade career with Boeing, among other things.

Without Trump’s Stalled Travel Ban, DHS Chief Not ‘Fully Confident’ of U.S. Security

Kelly told lawmakers that terror attacks, like the recent one in London, demonstrate the need for increased vetting of refugees and improved border security.

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.

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