Defense

Homeland Security Awards Grants to Counter Domestic Extremism

Secretary Kelly had reviewed Obama-era program to vet highest-risk cities.

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How Not to Win an AI Arms Race With China

A lawmaker’s proposal to curb Chinese investment in U.S. artificial-intelligence firms has more than a few critics.

Global Demand for U.S. Weapons 'Busier Than Ever' in Trump Era, So Far

Large American delegation at Paris Air Show reassures allies worried about disengagement.

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Donald Trump meets with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, June 20.

Inside the West Wing Tug-of-War Over Russia and Ukraine

The president has been all over the map on Ukraine. The people around him have been much more consistent.

Afghan National Army recruits stand in formation during their graduation ceremony at the Kabul Military Training Center Sept. 22, 2011

U.S. Wastes $28 Million on Afghan Soldiers's Uniforms, Watchdog Says

A report deemed the camouflage pattern inappropriate for a country that is only 2.1 percent forest.

Business Experience Bites Trump’s Pentagon Nominee

Congress might hold up the president’s pick for deputy defense secretary over his three-decade career with Boeing, among other things.

Syrian government troops take up positions in southern Syria in May.

U.S. Military Shoots Down 'Hostile' Drone in Syria

The move signals escalating tension in the region between U.S.-backed forces and those loyal to the Assad regime.

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., introduced a bill that would allow reservists deployed through 12304b to receive Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and protect them from wages lost while deployed.

Military and Veterans Groups Advocate Benefit Parity Between Active Duty, Reserve Soldiers

Reservists deployed for pre-planned operations don’t earn educational and other benefits afforded troops.

Trump Appears to Fault Obama, Calls Otto Warmbier's Death a 'Disgrace'

He said the 22-year-old University of Virginia student “should have been brought home a long time ago” from North Korea.

Is Momentum Building for Another Round of BRAC?

Think tank analysts across the political spectrum urge Congress to bite bullet and close obsolete bases.

 Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Defense Department chief James N.  Mattis testify on Capitol Hill on the National Defense Authorization Budget Request in June.

Will Congress Cede Its War-Making Authority to Trump?

A new resolution would finally put many long-running conflicts on a sound legal footing—but would grant the executive branch sweeping powers in the process.

U.S. Navy Calls Off Its Search for Missing Sailors

Their bodies were found inside a flooded compartment in the USS Fitzgerald, which had crashed the day before with a container ship.

Capitol Hill Police officer Nathan Rainey stands guard on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

After A Shooting, What Do Security Pros Do Behind Closed Doors?

Wednesday’s attack on a congressional baseball practice will trigger re-evaluations of security posture, and decisions on next steps.

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