Defense

Newly Revealed Memo Revives Flap Over ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Disclosures

Pentagon Deputy IG Lynne Halbrooks, a key player, resigned last week.

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Vets Sue VA Over Access to Medical Records

Plaintiffs say department has ignored their requests for documents necessary to apply for disability benefits.

Contractors Oppose Plan to Centralize Pentagon Commercial Purchasing

House acquisition reform bill would streamline buys through a central officer.

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NSA: Rules of War Apply to Cyberwar, Too

In the tightly controlled discussion about cyber weapons, this counts as a step toward transparency.

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What Women Want: A Fair Shot at Defense Careers

Start by changing the ‘good old boy’ culture, survey says.

Capitol Police haul away the gyrocopter a U.S. Postal Service worker was able to land on the Capitol lawn earlier this week.

After Gyrocopter Stunt, Lawmakers Want Answers

"This cannot happen again," key members warn.

Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., sponsored the bill.

Panel Approves Bill Allowing VA Secretary to Claw Back Pension Benefits From Misbehaving Feds

Legislation also would cap the number of senior executives eligible for bonuses.

The House Wants to Let You Bring a Gun to Army Corps Land

Spending bill includes another attempt to lift Army Corps ban on firearms.

A U.S. Air Force F-15E flies over Iraq in September.

The War Against the Islamic State Will Go Undeclared

Congress won't approve President Obama's proposed authorization of military force, but it won't limit him either.

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The Pentagon Says This Man Can Fix Its Broken Personnel System

Army Under Secretary and former Congressman Brad Carson takes the reins in an office that has seen nine leaders since 2009.

Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., sponsored the provision.

U.S. Hostages from 1979 Iranian Revolution May Finally Be Compensated

Senate bill on Iran nuclear deal includes funding source for restitution.

A screener checks a ticket at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport in 2008.

When Security Screening Crosses the Line

A screener at the Denver airport allegedly conspired to grope the genitals of male passengers he found attractive

It Just Got Easier to Contest Inclusion on the No Fly List

For starters, DHS will now tell people if they’re on the list; ACLU says new procedures aren’t enough.

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