Obama’s ISIS Strategy Includes Outreach to U.S. Muslims

September 19, 2014 by · Comment
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Homeland Security, FBI and White House meet in communities hoping to identify potential terrorist recruits.

ISIS and the Forgotten, Deadly Threat of Homegrown Terrorism

Since 9/11, Americans radicalized in the U.S. have been most lethal. So why isn't there more debate about the risk of blowback from military action?

France Joins U.S. in Launching Airstrikes on ISIS Targets

France became the first country to join the United States in launching airstrikes against Islamic State targets.

Pentagon Signs Off on Plan for Striking ISIS in Syria

The Defense secretary says he approved the plan, but Obama has not yet agreed to it.

Who Is Saying What About American Troops ‘On the Ground’ in Iraq?

The trouble with being both firm and flexible when it comes to military intervention in Iraq.

Obama’s ISIS Strategy Will Not Achieve Its Goals, Security Insiders Say

But a majority of the same experts say that the U.S. is safer now than it was before the 9/11 attacks.

Benghazi Panel Succeeds In Avoiding Partisan Spectacle (So Far)

The House Select Committee on Benghazi held its first hearing on Wednesday, and lawmakers mostly managed to steer clear of grandstanding.

OMB Points to Progress on Security Clearance Reform

September 17, 2014 by · Comment
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Agencies are pursuing 'continuous evaluation' of clearance holders, among other improvements.

Erosion of DOD’s Technical Workforce Has Broad Consequences

The military risks losing skilled scientists and engineers who are not motivated by profit.

Senator Tries to Help Frustrated Military Drivers With #OopsWeLostYourCar

One senator is on a quest to help soldiers find their vehicles, which are being held up as they move overseas.

America’s Top General Says Half of Iraqi Army Is Basically Useless

Martin Dempsey says that nearly half of the Iraqi army is too heavily populated with Shiite fighters to credibly confront ISIS.

White House Blows Up General’s Hypothetical ISIS Ground Force

Gen. Martin Dempsey suggested deploying ground troops to fight ISIS if airstrikes didn't work. The White House promptly slammed the door shut.

U.S. Sending 3,000 Troops to Help Fight Ebola

Effort could cost as much as $750 million over the next six months.

Most Americans Believe in Obama’s ISIS Plan, but Not in Him

September 15, 2014 by · Comment
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A lot Americans support President Obama's plan to attack the Islamic State, even though a majority of Americans don't think it will work.

The Pentagon Sent Extra Military Gear to School Districts Too

September 15, 2014 by · Comment
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A coalition of civil rights groups is asking the Defense Department to stop transfers of military equipment to school districts.

Kerry: Countries Are Offering Ground Troops in Fight Against ISIS

Secretary of State says he is "extremely encouraged" by the level of international commitment to military assistance.

New Guidance Aims to Help Vietnam-Era Vets Who Are Denied Benefits

September 12, 2014 by · Comment
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The Pentagon wants to make it easier for vets suffering from PTSD who received less-than-honorable discharges to obtain service benefits.

What the White House Means When It Says ‘We’re at War’ with ISIS

'We are at war with [ISIS] in the same way that we are at war with Al Qaeda and its affiliates around the world,' White House press secretary Josh Earnest said.

Is It Peacetime or Wartime in America?

Obama is losing his battle with perpetual war.

Too Little Is Known About Vets’ Troubles, Watchdog Finds

September 12, 2014 by · Comment
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Despite new transition programs, VA still struggles to deliver help.

Too Little Is Known About Vets’ Troubles, Watchdog Finds

September 12, 2014 by · Comment
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Despite new transition programs, VA still struggles to deliver help.

ISIS Is at Least Twice as Big as We First Thought It Was

CIA report estimates the group has 20,000 to 31,500 fighters across Iraq and Syria.

Russia’s Militarization of the North Pole Has U.S. Lawmakers on Edge

September 12, 2014 by · Comment
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Moscow is beefing up its military presence in the Arctic region at a faster rate than any other polar nation.

Pentagon’s Sole-Source Contracts Continue to Dwindle, Says GAO

Army is top awarder of work to disadvantaged businesses.

President Obama Honors the Families of 9/11 Victims

"Your love is the ultimate rebuke to the hatred of those who attacked us that bright blue morning."

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