Analysis: Trump’s Risky War of Choice Against the Generals

The president’s decision to revoke John Brennan’s security clearance has drawn fire even from figures like Robert Gates and David Petraeus, who have avoided criticizing him.

Why the FBI Fired an Agent Who Wrote Anti-Trump Texts

The FBI’s disciplinary office had recommended Peter Strzok be suspended for two months but was overruled by the bureau’s deputy director.

The Families Trump Separated And Deported Will Likely Try To Come Back To The U.S.

"There is no question that family separation was the most traumatic experience [migrants] went through, but it wouldn't be a deterrent."

Defense Inspector General to Investigate Military’s Toxic Open Burning

The inquiry will evaluate whether the polluting practice is legal, and whether contractors have proper oversight.

Pence Makes Hard Sell For Trump’s Space Force by 2020

The administration wants a new military service branch, but space mission's future in the Pentagon and Congress is far from certain.

Flaw in Some Satellite Communication Terminals Can Expose U.S. Troops’ Location

Vulnerabilities in certain brands of communications terminals can be used to access GPS data on forward-deployed troops.

The Future Airman is a Hacker

Air Force recruiters will prize computer skills more highly, while the service will encourage airmen to experiment with their own solutions

5 Unanswered Questions About Space Force

As Pentagon leaders plan changes to the U.S. military’s orbital-operations organizations, analysts wonder whether they have done all their homework.

How ICE Became Government’s Most Controversial Agency

A long-running inferiority complex, vast statutory power, a chilling new directive from the top—inside America’s unfolding immigration tragedy.

FBI Brought Down Foreign Agents In The Past

An American pilot. A German aide on Capitol Hill. In the first and second world wars, the FBI effectively uprooted foreign influence campaigns. Today, the agency faces an uphill battle

Cargo Bases in Space: Air Force General Wants Them Within a Decade

The service’s mobility chief is already talking with SpaceX and other companies about the possibilities of orbiting supply dumps.

New Data Shows Terror Attacks Are Becoming Less Frequent And Much Less Deadly

The world is becoming (a tiny bit) safer.

Pentagon Delays Space Force Report

The day after Defense One published details from an 11th-hour draft of the much-anticipated report, the Pentagon has delayed its release.

Pentagon To Start Creating Space Force — Even Before Congress Approves It

Within months, Defense will start standing up a new combatant command, a new space-procurement agency, and a new Space Operations Force.

Donald Trump Is Falling in Love With Summits

In offering to meet with Iran’s leader, the president sticks to what’s becoming a familiar pattern.

Mattis: No Pentagon Policy Changes Since Trump-Putin Helsinki Summit

The defense secretary also said that his department’s policies on Iran remain the same despite tougher Trump administration rhetoric.

National Intel Office Restructures to Improve Operations

The ODNI stood up four new directorates to better develop the workforce and integrate intelligence, and improve decision-making.

The Meaning of North Korea’s Remains Transfer

The Korean War never officially ended. But its participants are now chipping away at the last sources of hostility.

The White House Quietly Corrects Its Putin Transcript

After more than a week of questions, the presidential record reflects that Putin admitted to wanting Trump to win.

Analysis: Pulling Security Clearances Is Just the Start

Another norm falls victim to Trump as he turns the power of government against his critics

Trump’s Space Force Will Have to Wait

The president has called for the creation of a new military branch. So far, Congress is ignoring him.

Is Trump Going to War With Iran?

The president threatened the Islamic Republic with “consequences,” but the prospects of an actual military conflict are slim.

Trump’s Interpreter Could Be Grilled By Congress’s Gang Of Eight About His Chat With Putin

Marina Gross was the only other American in the room.

U.S. Spy Chief: ‘I Don’t Know What Happened’ in Helsinki

Director of National Intelligence Coats got another surprise Thursday: Putin is coming to town.

After Secret Trump Meeting, Russia Offers to Resume Military Relations

Did Trump offer to normalize relations? It would be complicated — and Congress gets a vote.

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