Defense

Watchdog Criticizes Process That Led to Cuts in Defense Long-Term Travel Per Diems

The cuts reduced employees’ willingness to travel, GAO finds.

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New Tactics, Quicker Decisions Are Helping to ‘Annihilate’ ISIS, Pentagon Says

The military’s top leaders credit Trump for delegating authority and directing efforts to surround ISIS fighters.

NATO Laying Groundwork to Send More Troops To Iraq, Afghanistan

The bump could come with more alliance responsibility for fighting ISIS in Iraq.

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In Urgent Request, U.S. Special Ops Adds 350 Kamikaze Drones to Fight ISIS

And that's not all. The command is also opening a drone-hacker lab to help keep up with ISIS weaponeers.

Did Trump Know Flynn Was Under FBI Investigation When He Appointed Him?

According to "The New York Times," the former national-security adviser informed the presidential transition on January 4 that his undisclosed lobbying for Turkey was under scrutiny.

How Pentagon Contracting Is Killing the Military’s Technological Edge

Tolstoy’s “War and Peace” is a quick read compared to some procurements, and far more satisfying.

The Pentagon Is Almost Ready for Its Close-Up

The Trump administration is pledging to audit the Department of Defense for the first time in its history while simultaneously demanding a record spending increase. Can it do both?

Freedom for Chelsea Manning

She spent seven years of a 35-year prison sentence at the Fort Leavenworth military facility in Kansas.

Secretary of Defense James Mattis listens during a National Security session at the 2017 Somalia Conference in London on May 11.

Mattis Fills Key Executive Positions at the Pentagon

Former official: Defense Secretary James Mattis’ political SES appointments are mainstream choices.

President Donald Trump meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, left, next to Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergei Kislyak at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 10.

How Bad Was Trump's Reported Disclosure of Classified Information?

If you’re known as someone who cannot keep a secret, the world’s secret-keepers are not going to tell you much.

An Iraqi soldier inspects a recently-discovered train tunnel, adorned with an Islamic State group flag in March.

The Pentagon’s New Algorithmic Warfare Cell Gets Its First Mission: Hunt ISIS

Turning hours of drone video into actionable intelligence is just the start for the fast-moving machine-learning team.

United States soldiers return fire at snipers from behind a wall just outside the compound of Somali warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid in Mogadishu in 1993.

How American Special Operators Gradually Returned to Somalia

A U.S. soldier was killed in the country this month for the first time in more than two decades. What was he doing there?

CIA Director Mike Pompeo, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, and NSA Director Adm. Michael Rogers on May 11, 2017, before testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Spy Chief Searching for Cuts Across Entire U.S. Intelligence Community

Trump's new intelligence chief, Dan Coats, says he’s already moving on GOP lawmakers’ request to streamline all 17 agencies, including his own ODNI.

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