Defense

A Mustard Gas Attack on U.S. Troops

A general confirmed that Islamic State fighters used the chemical weapon this week in an attack on American soldiers in Iraq.

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14 Days in Solitary for Chelsea Manning

Prison officials in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, found her guilty of attempted suicide and possessing a book deemed prohibited.

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Lawmakers Want More Than 'Half-Hearted' Response to Travel Card Use at Casinos, Strip Clubs

Defense Department watchdog reported 900 transactions from adult clubs and warned of security vulnerabilities.

Read more September 22, 2016 Leave a comment
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How the Air Force is Rapidly Mobilizing For Cyber War

New ideas about defense and new tables of organization are reshaping the service’s ideas about battle.

Crew chiefs from the 57th Wing Lightning Aircraft Maintenance Unit prepare an F-35A Lighting II for a training mission at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

The Air Force Is Starting to Think About Its Next Strike Aircraft

Service leaders are laying groundwork for a new strike capability — even as they work to unground their F-35s.

This image provided by the Syrian anti-government group Aleppo 24 news, shows a vest of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent hanging on a damaged vehicle, in Aleppo.

Who's Responsible for the Aleppo Aid Convoy Attack?

U.S. officials say only Russian warplanes could have carried out the airstrike that killed 20 people Monday.

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Federal CIO Survey: It’s Cyber, Then Everything Else

One CIO described cybersecurity as the government’s “never-ending bug hunt."

Faulty Fingerprint Records Lead to Hundreds of Mistakes in Granting Citizenship

Homeland Security and FBI databases have not been digitally updated.

Pentagon Watchdog General Counsel Denies Anti-Semitism Charge

Henry Shelley says he wouldn’t have been allowed to keep his job if the allegations were true.

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Incomplete Fingerprint Records May Have Helped Criminals Gain Citizenship

DHS needs to digitize its fingerprint records, according to a report from the Inspector General's Office.

TSP Preps For Influx of Service Members in 2018

The agency is doing a preliminary assessment now of its IT and business systems to ensure a smooth transition for auto-enrolling service members into the government’s 401(k) style benefit.

The Man in Charge of Stopping the Next Snowden

Moving past the summer of 2013 has proven difficult for the intelligence community.

Obama Arrived in New York and Offered a Message About American's Response to Terrorism

The president was in town for a scheduled appearance at the UN general assembly.

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