Defense

Why Attacking ISIS Won't Make Americans Safer

U.S. presidential candidates are steering the country toward a terror trap.

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The Coming Fight Between the F-35 and the New Bomber

A battle is brewing between the two multibillion-dollar aircraft programs — and the defense companies, lobbyists, and Pentagon offices that back them.

The Military May Begin Paying for Service Members to Freeze Their Eggs and Sperm

The military it wants to be known as a family-friendly employer.

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New TRICARE Drug Co-Pays Take Effect

Fees for brand-name drugs and certain generic medications increased between $2 and $4 on Feb. 1.

The F-35 Has a Scary List of Bugs

The Pentagon’s top testing official has weighed and measured the F-35 and found it wanting.

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter discusses the 2017 defense budget.

These Are the New Weapons the Pentagon Chief Wants for Tomorrow's Wars

Defense secretary lays out his vision for the next decade’s killer capabilities in 2017 budget preview.

Air Force Stands Up Space Mission Force to Counter Russia, China

The service is reorganizing for battle in space, but threats may be progressing faster than fixes.

Ash Carter visits U.S. Cyber Command at Fort George G. Meade, Md. Carter has acknowledged and apologized for his email lapse, but Grassley still has questions.

Now It's Defense Chief Ash Carter's Turn to Explain Use of Personal Email

Warning of hackers, Sen. Grassley demands list of Defense secretary's missives.

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Can this Stanford Professor Turn the Pentagon into a Lean Startup?

Steve Blank is part of a team teaching a class called "Hacking for Defense" at Stanford University’s engineering school.

President Barack Obama talks with Defense Secretary Ash Carter during a meeting with the National Security Council in December at the Pentagon.

Obama’s Final Pentagon Budget Request May Renew Clash Over Spending ‘Gimmick’

Personnel and health care funding will attract greater scrutiny.

On the Issues: How the Presidential Candidates Would Tackle VA Reform

The first in a series of graphics illustrating the 2016 contenders’ views on the best way to manage the bureaucracy and federal workforce.

The USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) conducts a live fire gunnery exercise.

The US Is Being 'Dangerous and Irresponsible' in the South China Sea, Beijing says

A U.S. guided-missile destroyer sailed within 12 nautical miles of Triton island in South China Sea on Saturday.

An Army soldier with Company B, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, scans the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan.

1.6 Percent Pay Raise for Service Members in 2017?

President’s upcoming budget proposal reportedly will contain a slightly higher pay boost for members of the military next year.

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