Defense

Edward Snowden: The Tweeting Habits of a Whistleblower in Exile

What his tweeting tell us about his life in Russia.

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North Korea Sentences an American to 10 Years in Prison

Kim Dong-chul of Fairfax, Virginia, was arrested last October.

Senator Extends Flap Over Ash Carter Personal Email Use

Grassley not satisfied with Pentagon briefing and new internal records guidance.

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The Kabul Sardar Kabuli Girls School

It's Unclear Whether U.S. Investments in Afghan Education Are Paying Off

Watchdog faults State, Pentagon and USAID for weak assessments of $759.6 million in spending.

The NSA Doesn't Know How Many Americans It Is Spying On

Congress wants to know: How many Americans are caught up in the government’s digital dragnets?

An F-35C Lightning II carrier variant is prepared for launch aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68).

If You Think the Navy Spends Most of Its Procurement Budget on Ships, Think Again.

Spending on aircraft trumps spending on ships—by a significant margin, a new analysis shows.

 Trucks carry goods and possibly contraband north into Nogales, Arizona.

Where a Wall Is Not Enough: Inside the Effort to Secure the Arizona Border

State officials seek a balance between fighting crime and boosting Mexican tourism.

Robinson speaks during an all-call in Guam in 2015.

A Woman In Military Command of North America

General Lori Robinson is a step closer to becoming the first female to serve as a combatant commander.

Neuroscience: Torturing Terrorists Won’t Keep Americans Safe

Donald Trump has suggested the United States should bring back torture. He may be following the will of the people, but he’s not on the right side of science.

A man watches file footage of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea.

Intelligence Chief: We Don't Know If North Korea Has a 'Boosted Bomb'

Pyongyang's bomb-making capabilities remain opaque even to the nation's top spy.

Barack Obama reaches to hold the hand of German Chancellor Angela Merkel as they test VR goggles when touring the Hannover Messe, the world's largest industrial technology trade fair in northern Germany.

Obama Urges Europe to Contribute More to Their Own Defense

In Germany, the American president said, "If we do not solve these problems, you start seeing those who would try to exploit those fears and frustrations and channel them in a destructive way."

U.S. Forces Are Syria-Bound

President Obama announced the deployment of up to 250 troops, including Special Forces, for training and assisting local forces fighting ISIS.

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