Defense

The Afghan Military’s Tracking of U.S.-Supplied Weapons Is Sloppy at Best

Watchdog warns that incomplete inventory could help arming of insurgents.

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Congress Reaches Deal on Firing VA Senior Execs Immediately

Bill adds $12 billion in new funding for VA personnel and facilities.

Senate Panel OKs 1 Percent Pay Raise for Troops and Defense Civilians

The House-passed version of the fiscal 2015 Defense spending bill supports a 1.8 percent pay boost for service members.

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Russian Officials Continue to Believe All U.S. Intelligence Evidence is 'Fake'

The Kremlin's Defense Ministry doubts the veracity the recently-released US satellite images.

How to Swindle Soldiers

A new report from ProPublica highlights three companies that have made a business out of suing service members.

Millions in Tax Debt Won’t Stop You from Qualifying for a Pentagon Security Clearance

83,000 contractors and feds owing a total of $730 million in unpaid taxes are eligible for clearances at Defense.

A U.S. sailor and a Chinese soldier work with a Beretta M9 aboard the USS Mason.

How Military Guns Make the Civilian Market

The U.S. Army plans to select a new standard-issue handgun. If history is a guide, similar pistols will soon start appearing at gun stores and crime scenes near you.

Guatemala's President Otto Perez Molina, left, listens as U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to the media next to Honduran President Juan Hernandez after they met to discuss Central American immigration and the border crisis.

Obama Finally Floats a Refugee Plan As Support for Deportation Grows

Obama administration officials are considering a plan that would allow Hondurans under 21 to apply for refugee status from their home country, without having to make the dangerous trek to America.

Defense One An Iraqi Shiite fighter clashes with members of the Sunni Free Syrian Army in Hatita, on November 22, 2013.

The Number of Foreign Fighters in Syria Now Exceeds 12,000 and Rising

Syria is now the ‘predominant battleground for extremists‘ plotting Western attacks as foreign fighters increase 50 percent since April, says U.S. counterterrorism director. By Kevin Baron

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, sits in a vehicle guarded by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan.

House GOP and Some Democrats Preparing to Slam Obama for Bergdahl Swap

House Armed Services Committee will mark up a resolution Tuesday condemning the president for negotiating with terrorists.

Defense One Demonstrators in front of the Supreme Court dress as detainees to protest against the military's detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Guantanamo's New Purgatory

If the Periodic Review Boards are to ever meaningfully review Guantanamo detainees' detention, they must address these issues of delay, transparency, and legitimacy. By Zak Newman

Flowers lie on the wrecked fuselage at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine.

Russia Accuses the U.S. of Faking MH17 Evidence

Anatoly Antonov, deputy defense minister, said that U.S. intelligence did not do diligent research, and instead "mostly cited social networks."

Daniel Ellsberg, releaser of the Pentagon Papers

Daniel Ellsberg: Snowden Kept His Oath Better Than Anyone in the NSA

That sort of civic courage should inspire other Americans to follow suit, he said.

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