Defense

Reversing Course on U.S. Soldiers Wearing Kurdish Rebel Insignia

On Thursday, the Defense Department said that in order to blend in, special-operation forces often don the insignia of forces they accompany. On Friday, after Turkey complained, a spokesman called the action “unauthorized and inappropriate.”

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Critics of Obama’s Hiroshima Visit Have Called Him Everything From an Apologist to a 'Lunatic'

North Korea's news agency described the US president as a "nuclear war lunatic."

Surviving Military Spouse Benefit Will Increase Slightly This Fall

The Special Survivor Indemnity Allowance, which will increase $35 to $310 in October, expires at the end of fiscal 2017.

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The era is memorialized in the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.

U.S. Nuclear Operations Are Coordinated Using Old Computers and 8-inch Floppy Disks

The nuclear program runs on the most cutting-edge technology...of 1974.

Obama hugs Shigeaki Mori, an atomic bomb survivor and a creator of the memorial for American WWII POWs killed in Hiroshima.

Obama's Historic Hiroshima Visit

The president is the first sitting American leader to make a trip to the city that was bombed by the U.S. with a nuclear device.

 Carter participates in a moderated discussion with U.S. Naval War College Dean of Academics Phil Haun Wednesday.

Carter: The Defense Department is Playing the Long Game in the South China Sea

For China, like the old Soviet Union, the U.S. defense secretary bets “internal logic” will dictate a change—eventually

The New Special Operations Commander Wants to Predict the Future

With so many elite troops fighting ‘an extremist phenomenon that’s gone rabid’ in failed states, Gen. Tony Thomas wants to get his operators ahead of the curve.

The Nightmare Stealth Bike from LSA Autonomy

The Military’s New Stealth Motorbikes Are Coming

These motorcycles of the future are turning heads at special operations conference in Florida.

U.S. and Vietnamese flags fly in unison as the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) sits on station in the Gulf of Tonkin, July 13, 2012.

Defense Secretary: Wider U.S.-Vietnam Military Relations Not ‘Directed’ at China

Lifting the arms embargo continues years of Obama’s efforts to link American and Vietnamese militaries, Carter said, as president visits country.

Contractors See Some Goodies in Big Defense Bill

Industry cheers curbs on lowest-price awards, small business reforms.

An MQ-9 Reaper sits on the flight line at Hurlburt Field, Fla., in 2014.

Targeting the Taliban's Leader

A U.S. drone strike may have killed Mullah Akhtar Mohammed Mansour in Pakistan on Saturday night.

John Crane, ending years of anonymous complaints, is challenging the Pentagon's handling of whistleblowers.

Fired Pentagon Whistleblower Goes Public in Attack on IG’s Office

John Crane says senior Pentagon officials destroyed records, altered audits and retaliated against whistleblowers.

A burst of fire erupts from the muzzle of a 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team in a training exercise in 2014.

How the Defense Department is Preparing for a Tank War With Russia

Reactive armor and cross-domain fire capabilities are just some of the items on the Army’s must-have list.

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