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Why Attacking ISIS Won’t Make Americans Safer

U.S. presidential candidates are steering the country toward a terror trap.

The F-35 Has a Scary List of Bugs

The Pentagon’s top testing official has weighed and measured the F-35 and found it wanting.

These Are the New Weapons the Pentagon Chief Wants for Tomorrow’s Wars

Defense secretary lays out his vision for the next decade’s killer capabilities in 2017 budget preview.

Air Force Stands Up Space Mission Force to Counter Russia, China

The service is reorganizing for battle in space, but threats may be progressing faster than fixes.

Now It’s Defense Chief Ash Carter’s Turn to Explain Use of Personal Email

February 2, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Industry Analysis, Syndicated Industry News 
Warning of hackers, Sen. Grassley demands list of Defense secretary's missives.

Obama’s Final Pentagon Budget Request May Renew Clash Over Spending ‘Gimmick’

February 1, 2016 by · Comment
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Personnel and health care funding will attract greater scrutiny.

The US Is Being ‘Dangerous and Irresponsible’ in the South China Sea, Beijing says

A U.S. guided-missile destroyer sailed within 12 nautical miles of Triton island in South China Sea on Saturday.

America’s Misplaced Faith in Bombing Campaigns

Many think of aerial bombardment as a cheap, effective alternative to spilling American blood. They're wrong.

Afghanistan Growing More Dangerous for U.S. Rebuilders

January 29, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Industry Analysis, Syndicated Industry News 
Lack of security makes it nearly impossible to manage reconstruction projects.

Homeland Security Offers Training to Combat Human Trafficking

January 28, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Industry Analysis, Syndicated Industry News 
Awareness effort for all agencies is part of governmentwide enforcement campaign.

Are the Oregon Occupiers Ready to Give Up Yet?

Ammon Bundy asked them to leave, but three members of the militia who left and were arrested Wednesday say the remnant intends to stay.

Obama Taps New General to Lead Afghan War

Lt. Gen. John Nicholson, an Army Ranger, will become the latest officer to lead the 14-year-old war.

A Dramatic Turn in the Oregon Standoff: Eight Arrests and a Death

Militia leaders Ammon and Ryan Bundy were taken into custody and spokesman LaVoy Finicum killed after an encounter with the FBI and state police.

Why Is the Undocumented-Immigrant Population Dropping?

The number of people living in the U.S. illegally has fallen to its lowest level in a decade, a new study finds, despite the campaign-trail rhetoric to the contrary.

Drones, Valor, and the Future of the Military

Traditional definitions of heroism don’t always account for the practitioners of advanced war-fighting tactics.

Old American Warplanes Still Frighten North Korea

The B-52 bomber might be more than 50 years old, but when it flies near the Korean peninsula, Kim Jong-un’s government pays attention.

Sarah Palin’s Logic: Her Son’s Arrest is the Obama Administration’s Fault

Palin tried to connect her son's war experience with Obama's treatment of veterans.

Homeland Security Touts Progress in Tracking Visa Overstays

January 20, 2016 by · Comment
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After vetting for terrorism, 99 percent of visitors are confirmed as having departed.

In Paris, Carter Rolls Up His Sleeves for ISIS Conference

It's a true working ministerial meeting as the U.S. defense secretary and other countries' top defense officials get caught up and look ahead.

Defense Looks For Laser-Armed Drones to Shoot Down Ballistic Missiles

The high-flying aircraft would be the unmanned successors to the Air Force’s missile-zapping jetliner.

What Led American Ships Into Iranian Waters?

The U.S. military has released more details of last week’s detainment of Navy vessels in foreign territory.

Defense Sends White House Plan to Close Guantanamo, Move Detainees to the United States

Hours after 10 percent of the remaining detainees leave Cuba, the defense secretary said he’s handed the president a plan for “Gitmo North.”

Obama Taunts Republican Claims About the Islamic State Threat

In speech, Obama says the militants "do not threaten our national existence."

Iran Releases 10 American Sailors and Their Boats

Iran freed them a day after they inadvertently crossed into Iranian territorial waters.

How Harry Truman Announced the Hydrogen Bomb in 1953

Here's how the U.S. president justified thermonuclear weapons—63 years before North Korea claimed to possess them.

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