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ISIS and the Forgotten, Deadly Threat of Homegrown Terrorism

Since 9/11, Americans radicalized in the U.S. have been most lethal. So why isn't there more debate about the risk of blowback from military action?

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France Joins U.S. in Launching Airstrikes on ISIS Targets

France became the first country to join the United States in launching airstrikes against Islamic State targets.

NCI Seals $41 Million Deal to Support Army Cyber Ops

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Military Families Are Most Worried About Pay and Benefits

New survey of spouses, service members and vets reveals force reduction and budget cuts are driving anxiety over finances.

Pentagon Signs Off on Plan for Striking ISIS in Syria

The Defense secretary says he approved the plan, but Obama has not yet agreed to it.

Who Is Saying What About American Troops 'On the Ground' in Iraq?

The trouble with being both firm and flexible when it comes to military intervention in Iraq.

Obama's ISIS Strategy Will Not Achieve Its Goals, Security Insiders Say

But a majority of the same experts say that the U.S. is safer now than it was before the 9/11 attacks.

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Air Force Video Selfie Winners

Airmen get personal in video selfies

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, and Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, the ranking member, arrive as the panel holds its first public hearing Wednesday.

Benghazi Panel Succeeds In Avoiding Partisan Spectacle (So Far)

The House Select Committee on Benghazi held its first hearing on Wednesday, and lawmakers mostly managed to steer clear of grandstanding.

Defense One Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker testify on Capitol Hill about the ongoing situation in Iraq, on April 8, 2008.

Petraeus, Crocker Support Plan To Arm and Train Syrian Rebels

In a letter to Congress, the former ‘dream team’ of the Iraq War is backing a plan to train and equip Syrian rebels. By Ben Watson

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DOD to Provide Command and Control for West Africa Ebola Mission

U.S. plans to spend $800 million to battle epidemic.

Guards watch the entrance of the Washington Navy Yard, where last year's shooting by contractor Aaron Alexis has prompted questions about the security clearance process.

OMB Points to Progress on Security Clearance Reform

Agencies are pursuing 'continuous evaluation' of clearance holders, among other improvements.

A Naval Surface Warfare Center scientist tests materials at the Carderock Ceramics Lab in Maryland.

Erosion of DOD’s Technical Workforce Has Broad Consequences

The military risks losing skilled scientists and engineers who aren't driven by profit.

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