Defense

A Planned 'Cessation of Hostilities' in Syria

The fighting in Syria will pause next week and aid will be delivered to those who need it most—under a deal announced Friday.

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Air Force Told To Save Millions on Contractors’ Depot Labor

Service acquisition chief disagrees with Pentagon watchdog recommendations.

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IBM Gets Approval to Host DOD’s Most Sensitive Unclassified Data

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Big Blue becomes the first cloud service provider with a direct connection to the Pentagon’s unclassified communications network.

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French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius leaves the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace Wednesday.

U.S. Syria Policy Is Under Fire From Allies

The French foreign minister called Washington’s approach ambiguous while Turkey’s president accused it of siding with terrorists.

Obama Punts Controversial War Account to Successor

The president, who decried the Pentagon’s 'dishonest' war chest, will leave office with it firmly entrenched.

Military Retirees Would Pay More for TRICARE Under White House Budget Proposal

Defense looks to save money and simplify military health care system through reforms.

Josiane da Silva holds her son Jose Elton, who was born with microcephaly, outside her house in Alcantil, Paraiba state, Brazil. Zika is thought to cause birth defects.

Obama Requests $1.8 Billion to Combat Zika Virus

CDC, HHS, State and USAID would get funds as vaccine research accelerates.

The Coming Fight Between the F-35 and the New Bomber

A battle is brewing between the two multibillion-dollar aircraft programs — and the defense companies, lobbyists, and Pentagon offices that back them.

The Military May Begin Paying for Service Members to Freeze Their Eggs and Sperm

The military it wants to be known as a family-friendly employer.

New TRICARE Drug Co-Pays Take Effect

Fees for brand-name drugs and certain generic medications increased between $2 and $4 on Feb. 1.

Why Attacking ISIS Won't Make Americans Safer

U.S. presidential candidates are steering the country toward a terror trap.

The F-35 Has a Scary List of Bugs

The Pentagon’s top testing official has weighed and measured the F-35 and found it wanting.

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter discusses the 2017 defense budget.

These Are the New Weapons the Pentagon Chief Wants for Tomorrow's Wars

Defense secretary lays out his vision for the next decade’s killer capabilities in 2017 budget preview.

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