Defense

IG Cites Homeland Security for Abusing Its Power, Blocking Negative Report

One audit finds Trump administration violated court orders when enforcing its initial travel ban.

Read more November 22, 2017 Leave a comment Nam Y. Huh / AP

All Quiet on the North Korean Front?

It would be a mistake to interpret a lack of missile tests as a willingness to engage in denuclearization talks.

Read more November 21, 2017 Leave a comment

As the Air Force Turns Its Focus to Space, This Small Team Could Lead the Way

Once seen as a threat to traditional acquisition channels, the Operationally Responsive Space office is making it faster and cheaper to put new capabilities into orbit.

Read more November 20, 2017 Leave a comment
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Protesters attend an anti-U.S. military bases rally in 2016.

The U.S. Military Has Banned All Service Members In Japan From Drinking

Members of the U.S. military serving in all of Japan have been temporarily banned from drinking alcohol both on and off base following a fatal accident in Okinawa.

Gen Joseph L. Votel, commander United States Central Command, gives opening remarks during the Chairman of Defense tri-lateral discussion between Iraq, Saudi Arabia and the United States during his visit to Iraq in July.

A Fight Is Brewing Between Congress and the Military Over Cyber War

Should in-theater commanders be allowed to launch attacks that currently require approval from the national command authority?

Trump speaks at the United Nations in September.

Has the Mueller Probe Hamstrung Trump's Foreign Policy?

Nixon and Clinton managed to get a great deal done of overseas while facing special prosecutors at home, but Trump has more weaknesses than they did.

The Pentagon, as seen behind the Air Force Memorial.

Small Business Activist Wins Interim Victory Against Pentagon, Sikorsky

Chapman’s FOIA case forces out “proprietary” information on subcontractors.

Army Chief: The US Needs More Troops in Europe

The U.S. is "on track," but additional armored forces, long-range artillery and bridging capabilities would help deter Russia, Milley says.

Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force CMSgt. Kaleth O. Wright visit Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.

Air Force Wants to Get New Nuclear Weapons Faster

Just months into the first development contracts, the service’s top general is looking for ways to speed things up.

 UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter lands during hot and cold load training in Iraq in October.

Post-9/11 U.S. War Costs Will Soon Top $5.6 Trillion

The average American taxpayer has spent $23,386 on wars since 2001, report researchers.

Se. Bob Corker listens during a hearing Tuesday.

Congress Is Concerned About Who Gets to Launch Nuclear Bombs

Here are three questions to consider after lawmakers hear testimony on nuclear authority.

The Pentagon’s Spending Data Doesn’t Add Up

The DATA Act was supposed to create financial transparency, but a watchdog found plenty of inaccuracies.

Crew chiefs from the 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and 131st Bomb Wing perform a phase inspection on a U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit bomber aircraft at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo.

Can Two Nuclear Powers Fight a Conventional War?

The Pentagon just wargamed that scenario as part of its effort to determine what it needs for 21st-century deterrence.

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