Defense

National Guard Turns to Food Banks Because Rick Perry Hasn't Paid Them

The National Guard troops Texas Gov. Rick Perry ordered to the U.S. Mexico border last month are using food and gas aid from a local food bank because they haven't been paid in weeks.

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National Guard Pilot Was Killed in Virginia Crash

Two-day search and rescue effort involved more than 100 local, state, and federal officials and volunteers.

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U.S. Won't Raise Terror Threat Level Even Though U.K.'s Is 'Severe'

The U.S. threat level remains the same, officials said, despite the U.K.'s move to raise its level to "severe" in response to the Islamic State.

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Defense One An Iraqi Shiite fighter clashes with Islamic State militants in Jurf al-Sakhar, 43 miles south of Baghdad, on August 18, 2014.

Is There a Plan to Attack in Syria or Not?

White House and Pentagon spokesmen spent Friday explaining that the president and the Joint Chiefs have some plans to strike in Syria, but there is no plan. By Kevin Baron

Protestors rally against Russia in Kharkiv in March.

U.S. Tells Russia to 'Stop Lying' About Its Involvement in Ukraine

The United Nations Security Council held an emergency meeting Thursday to discuss the conflict.

Defense One President Obama leaves the podium in the James Brady Press Briefing room on Thursday.

Obama: 'We Don’t Have a Strategy Yet'

President Obama said the U.S. is not about to escalate the Islamic State fight because he is still searching for a long-term strategy to defeat the group. By Kevin Baron

Sen. Feinstein Pushes to Delay Release of CIA Torture Report

The classified torture report will come out only on her timeline.

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Defense to Install Health Record Viewer in Even More Facilities by the End of Next Month

The Joint Legacy Viewer will be also deployed to all 152 VA hospitals by then.

Sister of Suspected Boston Marathon Bombers Arrested for Bomb Threat

"I know people who can put a bomb on you,” Tsarnaeva allegedly said.

Pay rate changes affect drill instructors, among others.

Military Bonuses Affected Despite Sequestration’s Hiatus

Defense hopes to save money by changing compensation structure associated with Marine Corps' special duty assignment pay.

Immigration Judges Want to Break Free from the Justice Department

Judges warn of retirement ‘tsunami’ if changes aren't made, cite record backlog amid border crisis.

Fort Lee Releases Name of 33-Year-Old Female Shooter

Sgt. 1st Class Paula M. Walker was a human resources specialist stationed at the base since December 2011.

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