Defense

What One Joint Chief Of Staff Thinks of Trump

Do the generals have too much influence? I asked the U.S. Air Force’s top military leader.

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There is Only One Way to Undo Decades of Ingrained Institutional Sexism in the U.S. Military

The "Marines United" scandal shows once more that a macho culture is an internal enemy.

The White House Is Still Standing by Trump’s Wiretap Accusation

Just before the administration’s daily press briefing, the FBI director told Congress he has “no information” to support the president’s claims.

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A Boeing AH 64D Apache Longbow attack helicopter crew initiates its first itinerary during the operation Dire Wolf at Grafenwoehr Training Area in Germany in January.

Boeing Might Be the Biggest Winner in Trump’s Military Buildup

The Chicago aerospace company leads more than a half-dozen contractors whose programs stand to get 9- or 10-figure boosts if the president’s budget proposal becomes law.

Russian vehicles participate in a 2014 parade in Red Square.

Trump’s Proposed Increased in Military Spending is Almost as Big as Russia's Entire Defense Budget

And the most worrying threats might not be the kind you fight with missiles and ships.

President Barack Obama speaks at the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism at the State Department in February 2015.

What Lies Ahead for Obama's Countering Violent Extremism Program?

A new report confirms the skepticism of civil libertarians. But if the initiative is discontinued, will its replacement be any better?

Yevgeny Bogachev and Alexsey Belan.

Russia is Recruiting the FBI’s Most-Wanted Hackers

After the US asked Russia to detain them for cybercrimes.

The cadets color guard walks on the West Point Campus in 2001.

U.S. Naval and Military Academies See Rise in Sexual Assault

Reports of abuse on military college campuses may reflect larger issues of conduct among the armed forces.

Trump Picks ‘Mr. Fix-It’ to Run Daily Ops at Pentagon

Patrick Shanahan’s missile-defense background could prove important in a Trump administration.

President Donald J. Trump speaks with Sailors in the hangar bay aboard Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford on March 2.

Why Sequestration Is Poised to Kill Trump's Budget

A Kafkaesque fiscal deal cut years ago is set to gut the White House’s spending proposal.

Flynn, Turkey, and the Long Paper Trail Trump Missed

An Erdogan government insider had contracts with Flynn’s group going back to the campaign, documents filed by Trump’s former national security advisor’s firm show.

Gen. Joseph Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command, told Congress that the U.S. needs to use "a combination of all of our elements of power — hard power and soft power."

ISIS War Generals to Congress: We Need the State Department

One week after Trump proposed shifting billions from the State Department to the Pentagon, two of the top U.S. generals in the Middle East and Africa say they need diplomatic help.

CIA Silent as Wikileaks Claims to Publish Thousands of Agency Files

The group says the 8,000-plus files detail the existence and function of key hacking tools.

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