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How US Special Operators Helped Take Down Joseph Kony’s Army With Tailored Messages

For six years, an elite Army team waged psychological warfare against a murderous warlord. Here’s how they won.

Pentagon: We’ll Keep Buying Software That Russian Spies have Looked Through

The U.S. military will still buy consumer-off-the-shelf products from several tech companies that allowed Russia’s Federal Security Service, or FSB, an intelligence outfit, to intimately probe.

DARPA-Funded Radar Lets Planes See Through Smoke and Clouds

A promising approach to a decades-old quandary: how to get a clear field of view to the ground?

Analysts Are Quitting the State Department’s Anti-Propaganda Team

The Global Engagement Center is struggling to keep up with its missions: countering ISIS recruitment and Russian disinformation.

Are ‘Restrictions’ Keeping Us From Winning in Afghanistan?

An Army intelligence expert and retired special forces warrior lay out what red tape the President should cut in Afghanistan.

What the Announced NSA / Cyber Command Split Means

Cyberwar and cyber intelligence are diverging, as are Cyber Command and the NSA. Here’s what that means for the man who leads both entities, the future of signals intelligence collection, and cyberwarfare.

Military Eyes New Mini-Nukes for 21st-Century Deterrence

The Joint Chiefs’ vice chair says smaller-yield weapons are needed to deter the use of same.

North Korea’s Latest Launch Spurs U.S. Missile Tests, Flyovers

The United States has been ramping up exercises and diplomatic moves in response to worrying new developments out of Pyongyang.

The Army Seeks Internet-of-Battlefield-Things, Distributed Bot Swarms

After nearly two decades of war against technologically unsophisticated foes, the Army Research Lab is reorienting to counter China and Russia.

Ceasefire or No, U.S. and Russia Remain ‘A Second or Two Away’ from Accidental War Over Syria

The head of Air Combat Command says one mistake by a pilot in an advanced warplane could mean an unintended escalation in Syria.

Inside the West Wing Tug-of-War Over Russia and Ukraine

The president has been all over the map on Ukraine. The people around him have been much more consistent.

After A Shooting, What Do Security Pros Do Behind Closed Doors?

Wednesday’s attack on a congressional baseball practice will trigger re-evaluations of security posture, and decisions on next steps.

Dunford: Without Better Funding, U.S. Will ‘Lose Competitive Advantage’ In Just a Few Years

Gen. Dunford, and then Defense Secretary Mattis, deliver a dire warning to House lawmakers.

Russian Fighter Jet Intercepts a B-52 Over the Baltic Sea

A tense exchange near Russia’s border as European Command-led exercises get underway.

Intelligence Leaders Are Practically Begging Trump to Condemn Russian Hacking

The president’s unwillingness to call out Moscow’s electoral meddling is doing the Kremlin a favor, one former top spy testified to lawmakers.

Comey: The Metadata Made Me Do It

The FBI director tries to explain to Congress his pre-election letters about the missing Clinton emails.

Defense Intelligence Agency’s ‘Shark Tank’ Helps Startups Pitch Spy Apps

DIA analysts who like a product can launch a partnership on the spot.

DHS Chief: Without Cities’ Help, ‘We Have to Go Into Neighborhoods’ to Find the Undocumented

Local law enforcement officials “want to cooperate with us,” says John Kelly.

Risk of ‘Accidental’ Nuclear War Growing, UN Research Group Says

The warning comes as the Pentagon begins an extensive review of its nuclear arsenal.

Remember When Mike Pompeo Loved Wikileaks?

Now the head of the CIA wants to get tough on the “non-state hostile intelligence service.” That won’t be so easy.

Can U.S. Warplanes Evade Russian Air Defenses? We May Soon Find Out in Syria

If things go south, high-end American fighters may take on top-of-the-line Russian anti-aircraft missiles.

The Next Big War Will Turn on AI, Says U.S. Secret-Weapons Czar

William Roper says the military must get better at feeding the voracious learning algorithms that will fight future battles.

Russia Joins U.S. in Race to Field Gun-Launched Swarmbots

A pair of Russian programs hastens the day that drone swarms may meet each other over the battlefield.

Flynn, Turkey, and the Long Paper Trail Trump Missed

An Erdogan government insider had contracts with Flynn’s group going back to the campaign, documents filed by Trump’s former national security advisor’s firm show.

Iraq Agreed to Share More Information With U.S. to Avoid Travel Ban

Other countries will have a harder time pulling the same trick.

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