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The Political Role of Drone Strikes in U.S. Grand Strategy

Passionate disagreement over drone strikes obscures the fact that we actually don’t know much about how they affect U.S. interests.

Pentagon Science Board Recommends “Immediate Action” to Counter Enemy AI

Defense scientists worry that the U.S. could be on the losing side of a AI arms race.

The U.S. Military Holds More Pacific Exercises Than You Probably Realize

The Army's Pacific Pathways program is even bringing some nations' military units to America for training.

Pentagon and Air Force Told to Clarify Plan to Retire A-10 Aircraft

GAO wants sharper data on impact of changes in close air support strategy.

Will the U.S. Extradite Fethullah Gulen?

Turkey has formally requested the transfer of the Pennsylvania-based cleric accused of masterminding last month’s coup, the State Department says.

The Twenty Years’ War

Two decades ago, Osama bin Laden officially launched al-Qaeda’s struggle against the United States. Neither side has won.

Is Donald Trump Reversing His Stance on Immigration?

The Republican nominee is pledging to follow an approach that resembles President Obama's.

The Biden Doctrine

Has the vice president made a lasting contribution in foreign policy?

A First Look Inside Border Patrol’s ‘Iceboxes’

Images unsealed by a U.S. federal court in Tucson, Arizona, show migrants crammed into holding cells and huddling together for warmth.

The Changing U.S. Story on Sending $400 Million to Iran

After suggesting the timing of a cash delivery was unrelated to the freeing of hostages, the State Department admits the two were contingent.

The Military Is Genetically Modifying Bacteria to Make Even Tinier Computers

The biosynthetic microbe could wire future nanoelectronics after Navy-funded researchers supercharged its conductivity.

No Political Meddling with FOIA Requests, Pentagon Watchdog Finds

But IG recommends improvements in department’s notification of releases.

Pentagon: We’re Closer Than Ever to Lasers That Can Stop Iranian, North Korean Missiles

With global demand for missile defense surging, US officials are fine-tuning cheaper, more powerful laser weapons.

The Navy is Naming a Ship After Slain Gay Rights Leader Harvey Milk

It's one of six ships named for civil rights pioneers.

GAO and Pentagon Disagree on Budgeting for Operations and Maintenance

$149 billion was "realigned" over five years mostly from overseas operations.

Navy Pilots Describe How the F-35’s Brains Will Change Air Warfare

Navy Pilots gave the F-35 rave reviews during a show-and-tell at sea, but questions remain about its troubled software.

What Will Americans Do About Their Fear of Terrorism?

The United States has faced threats before and after 9/11. Its test will be the choices it makes about constitutional rights and freedoms.

Guantanamo’s Shrinking Population

The Obama administration announced Monday the transfer of 15 prisoners to the United Arab Emirates.

America Cannot Stop Every Terror Attack

The U.S. government has spent a lot of money on national security since 9/11. It could use those funds in better ways to improve and save lives.

Russian-Linked Group Leaks U.S. Lawmakers’ Phone Numbers, Emails

Late Friday, an online figure linked to Russian intelligence groups released the personal information of several lawmakers, part of an established pattern.

Homeland Security Department Builds Ties to Middle-Eastern Police Group

DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson notes the rapid expansion of community partnerships to counter terrorism.

Terrorism Only Works on Nations That Aren’t Ready for It

Since 9/11, national-security officials have made policy on a myth of American invulnerability. They should have been preparing everyday citizens for the worst in order to make the country stronger.

The U.S. Has Spent $1 Trillion to Protect the Homeland Since 9/11

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But are we actually safer?

Top Commander: Iraqi Troops Not Ready for Mosul, Nor What Comes Next

But in Syria, the fall of Manbij is just one to two weeks away, Lt. Gen. MacFarland says in his final war assessment.

In Modern Warfare, ‘We Have No Idea What War Is’

Rosa Brooks discusses her tenure at the Pentagon, and the ever-expanding role of the American military.

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