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Annual Defense Bill Has Major Implications for Feds’ Leave, Pay

December 9, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Industry Analysis, Syndicated Industry News 
Language curbing paid administrative leave and raising the cap on Defense buyouts makes it into final version that is now headed to Obama’s desk.

The Navy is Trying to Deal With Its Sexual Assault Problem by Giving Sailors a Reporting App

The app was initially created to prevent on-campus gun violence.

What You Don’t Know About Gen. John Kelly

The four-star Southie boy from Boston brings to DHS the grief of losing friends to America’s drug epidemic and a son to the war on terrorism.

Post Expose on Pentagon Waste Draws Mixed Reviews

December 6, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Industry Analysis, Syndicated Industry News 
Lawmakers vow new actions, but some specialists question the claims.

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.

Obama is Quietly Expanding the War on Terror in Africa While the World is Distracted by Trump

If congress doesn’t become more assertive, future presidents are likely to head into even murkier legal terrain.

Transparency Groups Hail Removal of FOIA Exceptions in Defense Bill

December 2, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Industry Analysis, Syndicated Industry News 
Critics had said Pentagon would have shielded documents on torture, sexual assault.

The Pentagon Wants Eye-Reading Software, X-Ray Tools, and A Virtual Facebook to Fight Terrorism

Here’s a list of gear the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office is seeking to give U.S. counterterror operators.

A Glimpse At How the F-35 Will Help the Marines Storm the Beach

In a California demonstration, the short-takeoff fighters escorted troop-carrying V-22s into simulated hostile territory.

Our Casual Use of Military Jargon is Normalizing the Militarization of Society

“ASAP,” “on standby,” and “good to go” are all common army idioms.

Why Donald Trump Needs David Petraeus

The president-elect doesn’t understand that war is politics, because he lacks experience in both war and politics.

How Trump’s Government Could Change America’s Approach to Terrorism

The president-elect may oversee a coming "War on radical Islam."

The F-35B Just Got A Lot Deadlier

In a proof-of-concept experiment, data passed instantly from a Marine Corps fighter allowed a shipboard Aegis system to shoot down a drone.

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.

The Other Michael Flynn

Donald Trump’s national security advisor sounded very different when he was running counterinsurgency campaigns in Kabul.

Can Trump Make a Deal With North Korea?

One of the biggest problems facing the president-elect might also be his biggest opportunity.

Can Trump Make a Deal With North Korea?

One of the biggest problems facing the president-elect might also be his biggest opportunity.

Trump ISIS Strategy Worries Top House Armed Services Democrat

HASC's Rep. Adam Smith, in a C-SPAN-hosted interview, challenged Trump's incoming team to produce a national security strategy that doesn’t alienate the U.S. military's Muslim partners fighting terrorism.

Universities Worry That They Have No Way to Protect Their Students From Federal Immigration Agents

Trump has vowed to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which grants an exemption from deportation to children who arrived in the US before they turned 16 or before January 2010. .

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.

A ‘Nation-State’ Used Wikileaks to Influence the U.S. Election, the Head of the NSA Says

Rogers did not name the nation-state in question, nor elaborate on the effect it sought.

How Special Operators Trained for Information Warfare Before the Mosul Fight

At a two-day exercise in April, U.S. troops practiced waging warfare on an invisible yet vital battlefield.

Fighting Terrorism in the Age of Trump

The president-elect has vowed to kill the families of ISIS members and bring back Bush-era torture tactics.

Unmanned Hueys Are Coming

Remote-controlled helicopters for resupply enter new phase of development.

Shooter of Los Angeles TSA Officer Gets 60 Years

November 11, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Industry Analysis, Syndicated Industry News 
Joint Terrorism Task Force probed 2013 airport incident.

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