Defense

U.S. Was ‘Ill-Prepared’ to Help Train Afghan Security Forces, IG Finds

“One U.S. officer watched TV shows like Cops and NCIS” for lesson plans, watchdog says.

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‘Cyber Defense Is Very Much About Political Decisions’

When European defense ministers played a tabletop cyber defense exercise, things got hard very quickly.

Analysis: Giving the Deep State More Leeway to Kill With Drones

President Trump is poised to compound the most grave moral failing of his predecessor by making targeted killings less safe, less legal, and less rare.

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An airman attaches fins to GBU-12 Paveway II laser-guided bombs at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, in 2016.

Air Force: We’re Low on Bombs Because Congress Can’t Pass a Budget

It’s hard to persuade arms makers to boost production, even to fight ISIS, without cash on the barrelhead.

Trump Threatens to 'Totally Destroy North Korea'

The president also hinted at the UN General Assembly that the U.S. might quit the Iran nuclear agreement.

Secretary of State Dean Rusk, President Lyndon Johnson and Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara.

Vietnam War: Who Was Right About What Went Wrong – and Why it Matters in Afghanistan

Was Vietnam 'a quagmire' or a 'stalemate machine'? Understanding this 50-year-old debate can shed light on why the U.S. is currently locked into a 'forever war.'

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis stands with Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, Mexico’s secretary of national defense, during an armed forces parade in Mexico City on Sept. 15.

In Mexico, Mattis Plays Down Political Rhetoric, Seeks to Build Trust

Defense Secretary Mattis touts "a growing relationship built on trust and respect" between the U.S. and Mexican militaries.

Pompeo called Manning an "American traitor."

Harvard Rescinded Chelsea Manning’s Fellowship after CIA Chief Mike Pompeo Cancelled a Visit

He says he objected to the former soldier as a convicted felon and that his criticism had nothing to do with her being a transgender woman.

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Could Whale Migration Be the Key to Smarter Naval Operations?

DARPA wants to use marine life as “living sensors” in the internet of things network.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrives at a missile alert facility in North Dakota on Sept. 13, 2017.

At U.S. Nuclear Weapons Base, Mattis Signals Support for Triad

But the Defense chief stopped short of endorsing all types of new nuclear weapons in development.

Analysts Are Quitting the State Department’s Anti-Propaganda Team

The Global Engagement Center is struggling to keep up with its missions: countering ISIS recruitment and Russian disinformation.

Nextgov Eugene Kaspersky, Russian antivirus programs developer and chief executive of Russia's Kaspersky Lab, stands in front of a window decorated with programming code's symbols at his company's headquarters in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, July 1, 2017.

Trump Administration Orders Russian Anti-virus Off All Government Systems

The move follows months of suggestions Kaspersky is too close to the Kremlin.

 Air Force C-130s will be spraying 6 million acres in Texas for mosquitoes.

Swarmed With Mosquitoes After Harvey, Texas Calls in the Air Force

The Air Force is spraying a controversial insecticide across 6 million acres to kill mosquitoes brought in by Hurricane Harvey.

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