Defense

Why Russia Ordered the U.S. to Reduce Its Diplomatic Staff

The step comes a day after the U.S. Senate passed a sweeping sanctions bill, which now awaits President Trump’s signature.

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The Military Indeed Spends a Lot On Viagra — Because It Helps Veterans With PTSD

The budget dwarfs that for transgender health care for a very good reason.

Lawmakers Grill Defense Officials on Equipment-Transfer Program

Members of a House committee expressed their concerns over a recent report revealing holes in how the agency turns over unused military gear to law enforcement.

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Two Big Things That Aren’t Changing After Donald Trump’s Tweets On His Transgender Military Ban

One, nothing is different until he actually tells the Pentagon. Two, Americans who change gender still must register for the draft. It's the law

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 5, 2017, before the House Armed Services Committee hearing.

Air Force Wants Robots Watching Twitter

Tomorrow’s operations will be shaped by automated analysis of the world’s open-source data, says the service’s chief of staff.

“To choose service members on other grounds than military qualifications is social policy and has no place in our military,” Ashton Carter said.

Trump’s Transgender Troop Ban Sparks An Instant Opposition of Unusual Allies

The commander in chief tweet-declares a stunning change for military personnel, but it’s far from clear he can make it stick.

Command Master Chief (Ret.) Kathleen Henson, from Midland, Mich.,, center, and USS Makin Island Sailors cut a cake during the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month observance in June.

Analysis: The Cost of Banning Transgender Service Members

Exclusion leaves the military weaker and the country more divided.

Trump Bans Transgender Americans From Serving in the Military

The president’s move reverses the Obama-era plan to phase in their participation.

The aircraft carrier Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) is shown docked at Pier 11 of Naval Station Norfolk in June.

The Navy’s Newest Aircraft Carrier Has No Urinals

Only seated toilets and stalls are available on the $12.9 billion USS Gerald R. Ford.

Jared Kushner Maintains He 'Did Not Collude' With Russia in Rare Public Statement

President Trump’s son-in-law and adviser addressed reporters after meeting behind closed doors with the Senate Intelligence Committee.

President Donald J. Trump speaks with Sailors in the hangar bay aboard Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) in March.

Analysis: The Dangerous Politicization of the Military

By asking active-duty personnel to lobby Congress in their own self-interest, President Trump crossed an important line.

Trump’s Special Ops Pick Says Terror Drones Might Soon Reach the US from Africa. How Worried Should We Be?

Technological advancement could produce ocean-spanning consumer UAVs. But extremists won’t necessarily bother with them.

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