Defense

Here’s What Invisible Brain Weapons Did to U.S. Diplomatic Workers in Cuba

The long-awaited report names no culprits and fails even to determine how the damage was done. But it documents real, long-lasting damage.

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White House Threatens ‘Consequences’ for 2017 Russian Cyberattack

In an unusual public statement, the White House fingered Russia and said it would respond with unspecified “international consequences" to NotPetya.

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1990s Law Limits CDC's Ability to Research Gun Violence As a Public Health Issue

Law was intended to prevent gun control advocacy, but has ended up preventing the agency from studying gun-related deaths.

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Rays from the setting sun shine on the facade of the United States Embassy, in Havana in October.

The Case of the Sick Americans in Cuba Gets Stranger

The suspects include Cubans, Russians, cicadas, and psychology.

Army Watchdog Executive Found to Have Sexually Harassed, Insulted Colleagues

Unwanted kissing and racially loaded comments denied by accused.

President Trump boards Air Force One on Feb. 5.

Trump Said He Cut $1B from Air Force One's Price. His New Budget Says He Hasn't

The Pentagon's budget request sent to Congress on Monday still projects two new Air Force One jetliners costing $4 billion.

Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House after arriving on Marine One last week.

Trump Proposes 10% Bump for the Pentagon — Then Four Flat Years

The coming military buildup is looking smaller than promised.

Marchers carry a giant American flag up Broadway in New York Monday, June 10, 1991, during Operation Welcome Home, the ticker-tape parade for returning veterans of Operation Desert Storm.

Analysis: The Truth About Military Parades

Military parades say more about those who order and watch them than those who participate in them.

Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 155th Infantry Regiment, Mississippi Army National Guard, provide overwatch in an M113 armored personnel carrier during the battalion’s live fire exercise June 8, 2017, at the National Training Center.

U.S. Army Now Holding Drills With Ground Robots That Shoot

Last year saw a historic first: an exercise in which an unmanned vehicle provided live covering fire for American troops.

An Afghan 8th Special Operations Kandak Commando provides early warning for a convoy from a mountain top in Wach Kot Valley, Nangarhar province in December.

Peace Through Bombings: The U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan

The goal of negotiating with the Taliban is at odds with President Trump’s statements.

Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., said that many senior officers are “not being held to the same standards as the rank and file.”

Military Watchdogs Defend Process for Probing Officer Misconduct

Rep. Speier wants tougher standards for sexual abuse cases.

Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron walk to a military parade in Paris in July.

Trump Wants a Military Parade — So What?

Displays of weaponry in Washington are rare, unlike in other capitals.

Jim Mattis briefs reporters on Wednesday.

Two-Year Budget Deal Would Give Pentagon $700B in 2018

The deal comes with a new continuing resolution to give House and Senate lawmakers time to work out details.

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