As the Air Force Turns Its Focus to Space, This Small Team Could Lead the Way

November 20, 2017 by · Comment
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Once seen as a threat to traditional acquisition channels, the Operationally Responsive Space office is making it faster and cheaper to put new capabilities into orbit.

The U.S. Military Has Banned All Service Members In Japan From Drinking

Members of the U.S. military serving in all of Japan have been temporarily banned from drinking alcohol both on and off base following a fatal accident in Okinawa.

A Fight Is Brewing Between Congress and the Military Over Cyber War

Should in-theater commanders be allowed to launch attacks that currently require approval from the national command authority?

Has the Mueller Probe Hamstrung Trump’s Foreign Policy?

Nixon and Clinton managed to get a great deal done of overseas while facing special prosecutors at home, but Trump has more weaknesses than they did.

Army Chief: The US Needs More Troops in Europe

The U.S. is "on track," but additional armored forces, long-range artillery and bridging capabilities would help deter Russia, Milley says.

Air Force Wants to Get New Nuclear Weapons Faster

Just months into the first development contracts, the service’s top general is looking for ways to speed things up.

Post-9/11 U.S. War Costs Will Soon Top $5.6 trillion

The average American taxpayer has spent $23,386 on wars since 2001, report researchers.

Congress Is Concerned About Who Gets to Launch Nuclear Bombs

Here are three questions to consider after lawmakers hear testimony on nuclear authority.

The Pentagon’s Spending Data Doesn’t Add Up

November 10, 2017 by · Comment
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The DATA Act was supposed to create financial transparency, but a watchdog found plenty of inaccuracies.

Can Two Nuclear Powers Fight a Conventional War?

The Pentagon just wargamed that scenario as part of its effort to determine what it needs for 21st-century deterrence.

Defense Authorization Bill Allows Pilot Program on Curbing Bid Protests

November 9, 2017 by · Comment
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A Senate-proposed “loser pays” mandate on major contracts was watered down.

A Short-Staffed U.S. Air Force Wants Robots to Do More Human Jobs

The service’s top general says new systems, from bombs to buildings, must be able to think, share, and learn.

Why Mike Pompeo Released More bin Laden Files

The CIA director is intent on drawing connections between al-Qaeda and Iran—but to what end?

Donald Trump: Unlikely Defender of U.S. Allies

The candidate who said Japan and South Korea made "billions screwing us" is now a president vowing to stand by them.

Homeland Security Advised to Clarify Roles in Immigration Enforcement

November 6, 2017 by · Comment
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Watchdog warns of inefficiencies and threats to public safety.

Trump’s North Korea Policy Earns Praise—From a Former North Korean Diplomat

“The unpredictability has worked to some extent,” says one of the country’s highest-profile defectors.

Can the U.S. Hold Russia Accountable for Interfering in the 2016 Election?

Behind the special counsel’s big news this week, there has also been an explosion of evidence pointing to Moscow’s role in the presidential race.

Washington Is Never Quite Sure Where It Is at War

The Niger debacle exposed just how little Congress grasps about what U.S. forces are up to around the world.

Senator to Donald Trump: Americans Deserve to Know the Costs of a North Korea Conflict

In a letter to the president, Tammy Duckworth cites the lack of debate before she was deployed to Iraq—and insists that it not happen again.

The ACLU Says the FBI is Accusing Chinese-American Scientists of Espionage Because of Their Race

The American Civil Liberties Union has joined a lawsuit from a professor that the FBI—as it's done in other cases with Chinese-Americans—wrongly accused of espionage.

Trump’s Policy on Terrorism Suspects Looks Like Obama’s

A captured Benghazi suspect is reportedly being brought to the U.S., which means he will be tried in a civilian court.

Is Your Office Secure? Not Necessarily If You Work at These 4 Agencies

October 30, 2017 by · Comment
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Watchdog finds some agencies have not kept up with standards for addressing facility vulnerabilities.

Trump’s Top Intelligence Officials Confirm Russia Meddled In the U.S. Election

Russia's efforts to influence the US election have been unequivocally confirmed on the record by all top U.S. intelligence officials.

Dunford: Time to Cut the Connections that Link ISIS’ Global Network

With the extremist group on its heels, coalition members must block its paths to Africa, Southeast Asia and elsewhere, the top US officer said.

The Pentagon’s IED-Hunters Have a New Target: Drones

After a decade of ups and downs, JIDO has added the counter-UAV mission.

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