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.

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NSA Chief: Yes, We Still Have Friends

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A confident Adm. Rogers says the NSA remains popular with the people it spied on. By Patrick Tucker

Syria Measure Likely to Pass, Despite Doubts in Both Parties

Congressional leaders are gathering votes as some members question Obama's strategy.


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SIGAR John F. Sopko says oversight will continue even after the U.S. winds down its presence in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan IG Warns Agencies Should Brace for More Scrutiny

Reconstruction watchdog says State and USAID have misread his independent role.

Taliban Suicide Blast Near U.S. Base Kills Three Soldiers in Kabul

The car bomb was set off just a couple hundred yards from the U.S. embassy, killing three and wounding more than a dozen others.

The outbreak has hit Guinea and several other West African countries the hardest.

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

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

Defense One President Ronald Reagan checks his watch while talking to Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in the White House.

Why John Bolton’s Dangerous Call to Nuclear Arms Makes No Sense

John Bolton doesn’t know better than Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev. By Joe Cirincione

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

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.


VA Lays Groundwork for Private Health Care

The agency wants the private sector to manage a key part of project.

The Pentagon Sent Extra Military Gear to School Districts Too

A coalition of civil rights groups is asking the Defense Department to stop transfers of military equipment to school districts.

A U.S. Marine patrols a poppy field in the Helmand province of Afghanistan.

One Chart Showing Every Military Pay Raise in the Last 30 Years

Congress could soon match the lowest military pay raise in recent memory.

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., hailed OPM's decision to fire USIS, but critics said it could increase the clearance backlog again.

Will Firing One Background Check Contractor Fix the Broken Security Clearance System?

Industry and employee representatives say USIS’ removal could backfire.

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.