Defense

It Takes the Federal Government Two Years to Process a Refugee Application from Syria

More than four million Syrians have left their homes since civil war broke out in 2011.

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House Benghazi Probe Leader: Former Top Clinton Aide Mills 'Answered All of the Committee's Questions'

Trey Gowdy says the nine-hour interview with Cheryl Mills will be ‘treated as classified,’ rebuffing a senior Democrat’s call for the transcript’s immediate release.

TSA's 'Airport of the Future' Includes More Biometrics and 'Intelligence-Driven' Procedures

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With an influx of 1.1 billion passengers over the next two decades, TSA technology and procedures will need to change.

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Frustrations of 2013 Shutdown Linger As the Threat of a Repeat Grows, Says Ex-Pentagon Comptroller

Robert Hale is growing less hopeful about avoiding a lapse in appropriations next month.

John Kerry, After Iran Deal Victory, Stays on the Defensive

The State Department chief continued to decry a now-unlikely rejection.

A member of Joint Task Force Domestic Support-Counterdrug, receives his Ranger tab after completing Ranger School in 2010.

Army Opens Ranger Course to Women

The test is over: future classes of the elite Ranger School will be open to all candidates.

A soldier assigned to the 115th Military Police Company of the Rhode Island Army National Guard stands watch in a guard tower at Camp Delta, Joint Task Force Guantanamo in 2010 as a bus passes.

Defense Officials Head to Charleston To Assess Alternative Guantanamo Plan

Amid a last push to close the detention facility in Cuba, the Obama administration is giving the naval brig in South Carolina a fresh look.

ISIS: Our New Currency Will Destroy America's Capitalist Financial System

The new currency is made up of coins of gold dinars, silver dirhams and copper fulus.

Watchdog: Pentagon Should Integrate Military Services' Efforts at 'Better Buying Power'

Programs are often redundant while affordability studies get ignored due to fragmented governance, GAO finds.

An A-10 Warthog takes off from Al Asad Air Base in Iraq in 2007.

The Air Force is Setting Up Tests to Find the Better of Two Fighter Jets

Starting in 2018, the service will pit the A-10 against the F-35.

As New Book Arrives, Pentagon Warns Special Operators Against Leaks

Defense secretary, SOCOM remind troops to keep secrets as new details of bin Laden raid and other missions emerge.

Here's How JSOC Became a Manhunting Machine

A brief history of special operations, from Panama to the war on terror.

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Can US Cyber Nerve Center Hold Onto Its New Leaders?

"Churn over there within DHS has been problematic," says departed official.

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