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What’s the Purpose of President Trump’s Navy?

Does the president's specified goal of 350 ships meet the needs of the nation in the 21st century? The answer is not yet clear.

Would Better Messaging Help the Military Boost Its Budget?

Even if Pentagon leaders clarified their ‘readiness’ warnings, they’d still face an uphill battle for more funding in 2017.

Pentagon Defends Quiet Response to Study Offering $125 Billion In Savings

House hearing shows miscommunication between the Defense Department and the Defense Business Board.

What One Joint Chief Of Staff Thinks of Trump

Do the generals have too much influence? I asked the U.S. Air Force’s top military leader.

There is Only One Way to Undo Decades of Ingrained Institutional Sexism in the U.S. Military

The "Marines United" scandal shows once more that a macho culture is an internal enemy.

Trump’s Proposed Increased in Military Spending is Almost as Big as Russia’s Entire Defense Budget

And the most worrying threats might not be the kind you fight with missiles and ships.

What Lies Ahead for Obama’s Countering Violent Extremism Program?

A new report confirms the skepticism of civil libertarians. But if the initiative is discontinued, will its replacement be any better?

Russia is Recruiting the FBI’s Most-wanted Hackers

After the US asked Russia to detain them for cybercrimes.

U.S. Naval and Military Academies See Rise in Sexual Assault

Reports of abuse on military college campuses may reflect larger issues of conduct among the armed forces.

Trump Picks ‘Mr. Fix-It’ to Run Daily Ops at Pentagon

Patrick Shanahan’s missile-defense background could prove important in a Trump administration.

Why Sequestration Is Poised to Kill Trump’s Budget

A Kafkaesque fiscal deal cut years ago is set to gut the White House’s spending proposal.

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Flynn, Turkey, and the Long Paper Trail Trump Missed

An Erdogan government insider had contracts with Flynn’s group going back to the campaign, documents filed by Trump’s former national security advisor’s firm show.

ISIS War Generals to Congress: We Need the State Department

One week after Trump proposed shifting billions from the State Department to the Pentagon, two of the top U.S. generals in the Middle East and Africa say they need diplomatic help.

Iraq Agreed to Share More Information With U.S. to Avoid Travel Ban

Other countries will have a harder time pulling the same trick.

Chinese Military Officers Crash U.S. Air Force Conference in Florida

The three officers, armed with cameras, took a stroll around an exhibit hall of new weapons and technology.

Air Force Wants to Test a Laser on an Attack Plane Within A Year

But the U.S. Special Operations Command still needs money for the test and policymakers need to figure out the rules of engagement.

Pentagon Advisers Want Cyber ‘Tiger Teams,’ More Authorities for Cyber Command

Pentagon advisers: We need more infrastructure cybersecurity. Congress: We want more election-hacking security.

Sikorsky Pitches Area 51 Security Helicopters to Guard ICBMs

Company executives say it’s the most efficient way for the Air Force to replace its half-century-old Hueys.

Trump’s Defense Topline Faces a Big Hurdle, Just as When Obama Proposed It

The new administration’s proposal to give the Defense Department $603 billion in 2018 exceeds legal limits by about 10 percent.

Trump Ordered an Intelligence Report to Justify His Travel Ban. This is What He Got.

Citizenship is an “unlikely indicator” of an individual's threat to the U.S., it found.

How the FBI Is Hobbled by Religious Illiteracy

The Bureau has long defended “Judeo-Christianity.” Minority groups have not fared as well.

Hiring Freeze Forces Military Spouses to Make Tough Choices

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Pentagon says it's looking at potential solutions for civilians blocked from new jobs when their spouses relocate.

NASA: Seven Earth-Sized Planets Have Been Spotted Around a Nearby Star

And all of them are in the temperate zone.

Three Urgent Tasks for Trump’s National-Security Team

The administration needs a single line on various policies — but even more urgently, it must fill about 100 top federal jobs, says James Stavridis.

‘Our Readiness for a Terrorist Attack Is Dangerously Low’

“I’ve never seen anything quite like” Trump’s approach to national security, says a former counterterrorism adviser to three presidents.

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