The Marines Want Mini-Missiles That Hunt for Specific Radio Signals

Signals-intelligence collection and drones are coming together in new packages for forward-deployed troops.

Watching the Army Evolve Over 15 Years

Sergeant First Class Patricia Robert talks about how an “impulse decision” to enlist in her mid-20s has, unexpectedly, served her well.

Echoes of Future War: How the Fight for Mosul Will Change IED Science

Researchers are using seismic sensors to learn about enemy weapons — and one day, even to find them as they fire.

Military Housing at Risk from Poor Utility Maintenance, Watchdog Finds

October 25, 2016 by · Comment
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Electrical and environmental system flaws found consistently at bases around the world.

Pentagon ‘Clawback’ of Guard Recruiting Bonuses Draws Fire

October 24, 2016 by · Comment
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California lawmaker wants Defense chief to cancel plans to reclaim $15,000 re-enlistment incentives.

U.S. Special Operators Accelerate Killings of ISIS Leaders

Defense Secretary Ash Carter says this will weaken Mosul’s defenders and stop attacks in the United States.

As Mosul Battle Rages, Carter Heads to Europe for Anti-ISIS Talks

A long-scheduled gathering becomes a real-time assessment for the complex offensive.

Denying Trump’s Denial, U.S. Intel Chief Says There’s More Evidence of Russian Hacking

The nation’s top intelligence official says “forensic and other” evidence proves Russian election interference.

Refusing to Nuke First

Why rejecting nuclear preemption reflects strength, not weakness

Election Could Have a Major Impact on DHS Agencies

A new analysis shows how Clinton and Trump might reshape the direction of Homeland Security.

The U.S. Relief Mission to Haiti Is Also a Signal to America’s Neighbors, and Russia

The leader of U.S. Southern Command hopes helpful actions speak louder than Moscow’s words.

Should Sailors Be Able to Reprogram Their Ship?

The U.S. Navy’s newest destroyer is automated to an unprecedented degree. Should the crew be allowed to harness it with code?

Why the U.S. Military Still Flies Cold War-Era Planes

The U-2 shows how old technologies die hard.

Feds Charge Three Kansas Men in Domestic Terror Plot

Prosecutors say the trio targeted an apartment complex housing immigrants and a mosque for a post-election attack.

How Geography Explains Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

Because of its location, America can choose whether it wants to be a gatekeeper or a global policeman.

Potemkin Jets Unlikely To Fool U.S. Satellites

But Russia’s inflatable decoys just might tie up scarce U.S. resources long enough to make a difference.

The U.S. Is Making Its Border Stations More Welcoming

Despite Republican appeals for a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, America is investing in more secure, welcoming facilities along its borders.

Pentagon Urgently Pushing Anti-Drone Tech to ISIS Fight

From mast-mounted radar to drone-jamming guns, the U.S. military’s anti-IED office is rushing to keep up.

US Allows Qatar to Buy F-15s — and Seals a $19B Sale of Jetliners

Officials deny linking the military and commercial deals, but insiders say otherwise.

A Military View on Climate Change: It’s Eroding Our National Security

October 11, 2016 by · Comment
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Politicians are still debating whether climate change is real, but military planners call it a serious threat. A retired rear admiral explains how climate change affects U.S. national security.

Pakistan to Obama: Kashmir Will Hurt Our Ability to Help Fight the Taliban

Pakistan wants President Obama’s help in the Kashmir conflict with India, Pakistan’s senate defense chairman will tell the National Security Council on Friday.

The Army’s Next Drone May Fit in a Soldier’s Pocket

The service could start buying palm-sized UAVs to complement its Pumas and Ravens as soon as 2018, according to one official.

The Russian Hack of the DNC

U.S. intelligence officials said they are “confident” only senior Moscow officials could have authorized it.

An End to U.S.-Philippine Defense Cooperation?

The Philippines’ decision to call off coordinated military exercises with the U.S. marks a significant shift in the long-time allies’ relationship.

The U.S. Army Equipment That Ended Up on eBay

Eight people, including six soldiers, have been charged with conspiring to steal and sell sensitive military equipment on the website.

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