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The New Special Operations Commander Wants to Predict the Future

With so many elite troops fighting ‘an extremist phenomenon that’s gone rabid’ in failed states, Gen. Tony Thomas wants to get his operators ahead of the curve.

The Military’s New Stealth Motorbikes Are Coming

These motorcycles of the future are turning heads at special operations conference in Florida.

Defense Secretary: Wider U.S.-Vietnam Military Relations Not ‘Directed’ at China

Lifting the arms embargo continues years of Obama’s efforts to link American and Vietnamese militaries, Carter said, as president visits country.

Defense Secretary: Wider U.S.-Vietnam Military Relations Not ‘Directed’ at China

Lifting the arms embargo continues years of Obama’s efforts to link American and Vietnamese militaries, Carter said, as president visits country.

Targeting the Taliban’s Leader

A U.S. drone strike may have killed Mullah Akhtar Mohammed Mansour in Pakistan on Saturday night.

Fired Pentagon Whistleblower Goes Public in Attack on IG’s Office

John Crane says senior Pentagon officials destroyed records, altered audits and retaliated against whistleblowers.

How the Defense Department is Preparing for a Tank War With Russia

Reactive armor and cross-domain fire capabilities are just some of the items on the Army’s must-have list.

United States Ends Arms Embargo on Vietnam

President Obama, who is on a visit to Hanoi, said the decades-old prohibition on the sales of weapons to a onetime enemy would be lifted.

Mexico Approves El Chapo’s Extradition to the United States

Joaquin Guzmán still has the right to appeal the decision.

Republicans Try to Rein in the National Security Council

As the NSC swells to more than 400 staffers, a congressional proposal offers the White House a choice: Cut it down to size, or subject it to more oversight.

The Unseemly Death of an Amendment to Draft Women

How a fight against social progress in the U.S. military collapsed in on itself.

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Meet the Highest-Ranking Openly Gay Military Official in U.S. History

The U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Army Secretary Eric Fanning.

Pentagon Testing Small Robot to Help Hunt Naval Mines

The U.S. military has been looking for an underwater bomb disposal robot for years. It finally has one.

The Military Isn’t Fully Documenting Dismissals of Troops Who Claim Sexual Assault

Pentagon IG says only the Air Force is properly recording those with mental conditions.

Who Is Left at Guantanamo?

And who can never leave?

The Air Force Academy Is Talking More About Diversity Than Most Universities

The school faces the complicated task of increasing the number of minority students while preserving order and tradition.

Can the U.S. and Russia Revive the Syrian Peace Talks?

More than a dozen countries are attempting to reimpose a cease-fire between the Syrian government and rebel groups.

Pentagon Told to Centralize Command of Recruitment Ads

Allowing each service free rein can lead to ethical lapses, GAO finds.

Pentagon Told to Centralize Command of Recruitment Ads

Allowing each service free rein can lead to ethical lapses, GAO finds.

The CIA Only Follows One Non-U.S. Account on Twitter

The spy agency follows its British counterpart now.

New Wave of Deportations Likely to Deepen Rift Between Immigrant Communities and the Administration

The administration's system for protecting asylum-seekers and other immigrants has major flaws, ones that have led to deaths following deportations.

More than a Small Mention of Fake Islands is in the Pentagon’s New China Report

The annual military assessment includes 7 full pages about South China Sea construction, up from 2 paragraphs last yea

More Fallout From the Iran Sailor Incident

The U.S. Navy relieves an officer of command for his role in the January 12 detention of 10 U.S. sailors by Iranian forces.

The First Infantry Women of the U.S. Marines

The Corps has approved two women for roles previously open only to men.

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