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Where in the World the U.S. Still Has a Military Presence

686 bases, 74 countries.

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Trump’s Pivot on Afghanistan Follows Bleak Battlefield Reports

Four inspectors general describe scant progress against the Taliban.

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Time’s Running Out to Prevent a Massive Cyberattack on Critical Infrastructure, Advisory Group Says

The report urges rapidly declassifying cyber threat information between industry and government and other measures to ease the exchange.

Will Anyone Care About Trump's Barely-Different Afghanistan War Plan?

Pull out. Stay in. Double down. It’s the military’s war until elected officials make it America’s war. And Americans won’t care by Wednesday, anyway.

ational Security Agency director Adm. Mike Rogers speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, on Capitol Hill in June.

What the Announced NSA / Cyber Command Split Means

Cyberwar and cyber intelligence are diverging, as are Cyber Command and the NSA. Here’s what that means for the man who leads both entities, the future of signals intelligence collection, and cyberwarfare.

White nationalists hold shields as violence erupts in Charlottesville on Aug. 12.

Armed Militias Won’t Stop After Charlottesville, and That Worries Law Enforcement

The presence of armed, right-wing militia at political events is becoming more common.

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Walter Taylor, 541st Sapper Co., 54th Engineer Battalion, 18th Engineer Brigade, provides security while his team bounds forward, at Baraki Barak, Logar province, Afghanistan in 2011.

What Should Trump Do in Afghanistan?

"It’s unfortunate that the strategy review has taken so long and now has become involved in a political debate over what America’s role in the world should be."

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Trump Order Elevates Cyber Command

CYBERCOM is now a full combatant command rather than a sub-unified command beneath U.S. Strategic Command.

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Pentagon Expanding Behavioral Biometrics With Keystroke Tracker

A new group signed to see if the technology can help fight insider threats.

The Physics Behind NASA’s 'Quiet' Supersonic Jet Design

Quieting the boom is all about the shape of the sound waves.

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NGA Wants Bleeding-Edge Tech and Talent—And It Will Open Up to Get Them

The intel agency is open to sharing its data with industry. It also wants its own tour-of-duty tech team.

U.S. Marines assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, exercise with Republic of Korea Marines during Korean Marine Exchange Program (KMEP) 17-14 aboard the North West Islands, Republic of Korea.

The Upcoming U.S.-South Korea Military Drills Occur Every Year—But Not Amid Tension Like This

The exercises are preceded by threats and developments unique to 2017.

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