Defense

Obama Delivers Strong Comeback to Netanyahu on Iran

"When I hear some people say that disagreements over policy belie a lack of support of Israel, I must object and object forcefully."

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Senate Passes Bill That Would Allow More Vets Access to Private Health Care

Vets who live within 40 miles of a VA facility that doesn’t provide the care they need are eligible for the Choice program under the legislation.

Pentagon Kills $475M Cyber Contract

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The solicitation would have outsourced support for cyberspying and network attacks against foreigners, as well as the defense of military networks.

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CIA Shuts Down Climate Research Program

Amid spotlight on security threat from climate change, intelligence community ends scientific collaboration.

Gaming Industry: Let Feds Use Government Charge Cards at Casinos

There are "many legitimate business-related expenses" incurred at casinos, lobbyists say.

The F-35 Won’t Be Going To Iraq Just Yet

The Marine Corps will declare its vertical-flight Joint Strike Fighter ready for war in July, but a top general says it’s unlikely the jets will head to fight ISIS any time soon

Osama bin Laden’s Eclectic Collection of Books

The U.S. government has released a list of books and documents found during the 2011 raid on the terrorist’s Abbottabad compound.

The X-37B, tucked inside the aerodynamic shell that will protect it on its way to space.

The Secret American Space Drone is Going Back Into Orbit

Nearly four launches in, we still don't know what it will be doing up there.

The 64,000 square foot facility is 98 percent complete and sits empty.

Generals in Afghanistan Failed to Cancel Unneeded $36 Million Facility

SIGAR and lawmakers call for generals to be held accountable for “misconduct and mismanagement.”

Here's How the Government Calculates Terrorist Bounties

Osama Bin Laden had a $25 million prize on his head, and even that might have been undervalued.

An MQ-9 Reaper flies in Afghanistan in 2010.

Air Force Trims Drone Ops to Get Workforce ‘Healthy’

The service is dropping five of its 65 combat air patrols so its overtaxed pilots and intelligence operators can catch their breath.

"Managers should know the complete history of their staff or potential staff members," said Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio.

House Backs Bill Ensuring Reprimands Remain on VA Employees’ Records

Admonishments and reprimands currently disappear after a few years.

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