Defense

The White House Held a Party For Its DHS Nominee, Then Sent the Agency the Bill

Cabinet heads and corporate lobbyists gathered to celebrate Kirstjen Nielsen.

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This Technology Could Help Solve IED Detection — And Airport Security Too

New radio-wave sensors are designed to suss out hidden explosives —whether in car bombs or carry-on laptops.

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Analysis: The Anguish of John Kelly

The White House chief of staff decried the desacralization of military deaths—but it was the president he serves who politicized condolence calls.

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GAO Denies Northrop Grumman Protest in $1 Billion DHS Cybersecurity Contract Fight

Northrop Grumman has been wrangling with contract winner Raytheon over the DOMino contract since 2015.

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Mattis Opposes Splitting Defense CIO Duties

The defense secretary’s letter also objects to a requirement that the Defense Department notify other nations before responding to cyber threats.

Donald Trump lays a wreath at the Pentagon Memorial before a 9/11 Observance Ceremony at the Pentagon.

Slain Soldier's Mother: 'Trump Did Disrespect My Son'

Despite claiming he was better at consoling the families of slain servicemembers than his predecessors, Trump offended the family of La David Johnson and skipped calls and letters to other grieving loved ones.

The leader of the Lord's Resistance Army Joseph Kony answers journalists' questions following a meeting with UN humanitarian chief Jan Egeland at Ri-Kwangba in southern Sudan in 2006

How US Special Operators Helped Take Down Joseph Kony’s Army With Tailored Messages

For six years, an elite Army team waged psychological warfare against a murderous warlord. Here’s how they won.

Why Trump Accused Obama of Not Consoling Families of Fallen Soldiers

The president touched off a brief firestorm with the unfounded charge, but real answers about why four service members were killed in Niger remain elusive.

Task Force War Eagle under the command of 1st Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment crossed the border from Romania to Bulgaria July 18, 2017 for the Dragoon Guardian convoy to continue on for more Saber Guardian 17 exercises.

If War with Russia Breaks Out, Borders and Bureaucracy Could Slow the West’s Response

In a summer of multinational exercises in Europe, the first thing the U.S. Army learned was: ‘Borders are hard.’

Are Trump's Feuds With Tillerson and Corker a Prelude to War?

While it’s tempting to view the spats as just more palace intrigue, they reveal a president impatient with diplomacy and drawn toward military force.

U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles, from the 335th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, drop 2,000 pound Joint Direct Attack Munitions on a cave in eastern Afghanistan in 2009.

The U.S. Air War in Afghanistan Is Nearing Surge-Era Intensity

The latest figures from Air Force Central Command show that more bombs are being dropped than have been in nearly seven years.

Marines conduct sling load operations using a Navy MH-53 in order to pick up barriers to strengthen the broken dam at Guajataca on Oct. 6.

Should Uncle Sam ‘Send in the Marines’ After Hurricanes?

The military can make a big difference right away but humanitarian deployments should generally be rare and brief.

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