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DHS Has Begun Notifying Employees of Their Furlough Status

February 25, 2015 by · Comment
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Congress is working on a deal to avoid a DHS shutdown, but the department says it must prepare for the worst.

8 Ways a Shutdown Would Damage Homeland Security

February 24, 2015 by · Comment
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Most employees would still work, but operations would be disrupted significantly.

VA Secretary Says He Never Misrepresented Military Service In Bio

February 24, 2015 by · Comment
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Bob McDonald says misstatement about serving in the Special Forces resulted from trying to connect with homeless vet.

Watchdog Launches Review on Future Size of Afghan Forces

February 24, 2015 by · Comment
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Move comes on heels of Carter visit and rethinking of U.S. troop strength.

What’s the Matter With the American Military?

Less than 1 percent of the U.S. population has served in the country's recent wars. But if that's a problem, what's the solution?

Further Capability For Eurofighter Typhoon Unveiled

We welcome the news that a £165 million contract to deliver further enhancements to the Eurofighter Typhoon has been signed at IDEX 2015, Abu Dhabi. Under what is known as the ‘Phase 3 Enhancements Package’ (P3E), the contract will see …

The Homeland Security Department Is Starting Shutdown Prep

February 20, 2015 by · Comment
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More than 85 percent of the department’s employees would have to report to work without pay, based on 2013 plans.

Who Would Be Forced to Work During a DHS Shutdown?

February 20, 2015 by · Comment
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A look at which parts of the department would have the most employees still on the job, based on 2013 plans.

Most Americans Now Back Ground Troops Against ISIS

The Islamic State's brutality has dramatically shifted public opinion in the United States.

White House Struggles with the Language of Terrorism

"We must never accept the premise that they put forward, because it is a lie," Obama says. "They are not religious leaders. They're terrorists."

Why Obama Won’t Talk About Islamic Terrorism

February 17, 2015 by · Comment
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The president didn't label the Paris attacks "random" because he wished to avoid identifying the victims, but rather, because he wished to avoid identifying the motives of their perpetrators.

Egypt opts for the Rafale

Saint-Cloud, France, February 12, 2015 – Dassault Aviation is greatly honored by the Arab Republic of Egypt’s decision to equip its air force with the Rafale. This decision is a continuation of our cooperation that dates back to the 1970s, …

Pentagon: Sexual Assaults Are Down on Military College Campuses

February 13, 2015 by · Comment
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Defense Department estimates there were 200 fewer victims among academy students in 2014 than in 2012.

Obama on His Authorization of Force Proposal: ‘ISIL Is Going to Lose’

The president delivered a statement Wednesday afternoon after sending a draft resolution to Congress.

Obama on His Authorization of Force Proposal: ‘ISIL Is Going to Lose’

The president delivered a statement Wednesday afternoon after sending a draft resolution to Congress.

How Reforming Benefits Could Undermine the Pentagon’s Future

The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission's recommendations are appealing to reformers. But here's how they could actually end up doing irreversible harm to the all-volunteer force.

White House: Authorization of Force Language is ‘Intentionally’ Fuzzy

White House Press Secretary John Earnest said Wednesday that the request provides "flexibility" in responding to "contingencies" on the ground.

Lawmakers Not Briefed About Creation of Obama’s $35 Million Cyber Agency

"I believe [the news] is how everyone else found it . … We know about as much as you do," says congressional Republican close to the intelligence community.

Here’s the White House Request for the Use of Force Against the Islamic State

The Obama administration has just sent the draft resolution to Congress Wednesday morning. Now it's Congress' turn.

A Brief, Turbulent History of the U.S. Embassy in Yemen

The compound, which has seen several terrorist threats in the recent past, will shut down this week for security reasons.

GOP Awaits Obama’s ISIS Battle Plan

Corker praises the White House handling of an authorization for military force. But other Republicans remain concerned.

GOP Awaits Obama’s ISIS Battle Plan

Corker praises the White House handling of an authorization for military force. But other Republicans remain concerned.

Ashton Carter Breezes Through Senate Armed Services Committee

The Senate Armed Services Committee voted unanimously to send on Ash Carter’s nomination for a full vote. Lawmakers want him in the Pentagon by week’s end.

IG Probes Air Force 2-Star’s Treason Charge

February 6, 2015 by · Comment
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General reportedly said A-10 pilots who tell Congress about the aircraft’s capabilities are committing treason.

British Access to NSA Spying Was Illegal, Court Rules

The surprising rebuke could portend further legal challenges in Europe to the U.S. government’s international surveillance programs.

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