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Defense Secretary: Wider U.S.-Vietnam Military Relations Not ‘Directed’ at China

Lifting the arms embargo continues years of Obama’s efforts to link American and Vietnamese militaries, Carter said, as president visits country.

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Contractors See Some Goodies in Big Defense Bill

Industry cheers curbs on lowest-price awards, small business reforms.

Targeting the Taliban's Leader

A U.S. drone strike may have killed Mullah Akhtar Mohammed Mansour in Pakistan on Saturday night.

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John Crane, ending years of anonymous complaints, is challenging the Pentagon's handling of whistleblowers.

Fired Pentagon Whistleblower Goes Public in Attack on IG’s Office

John Crane says senior Pentagon officials destroyed records, altered audits and retaliated against whistleblowers.

A burst of fire erupts from the muzzle of a 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team in a training exercise in 2014.

How the Defense Department is Preparing for a Tank War With Russia

Reactive armor and cross-domain fire capabilities are just some of the items on the Army’s must-have list.

United States Ends Arms Embargo on Vietnam

President Obama, who is on a visit to Hanoi, said the decades-old prohibition on the sales of weapons to a onetime enemy would be lifted.

Mexico Approves El Chapo’s Extradition to the United States

Joaquin Guzmán still has the right to appeal the decision.

Republicans Try to Rein in the National Security Council

As the NSC swells to more than 400 staffers, a congressional proposal offers the White House a choice: Cut it down to size, or subject it to more oversight.

 U.S. Marine Corps Private First Class Katie M. Gorz receives instruction during a training exercise in 2013.

The Unseemly Death of an Amendment to Draft Women

How a fight against social progress in the U.S. military collapsed in on itself.

Pentagon Clerks Entered Wrong Data for Post-Contract Audits Much of the Time

Watchdog finds 82 percent of sampled records contained errors.

House Backs a Bigger Pay Raise for Troops Than the Senate

2.1 percent figure is at odds with the 1.6 percent boost the Senate is on track to support.

Meet the Highest-Ranking Openly Gay Military Official in U.S. History

The U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Army Secretary Eric Fanning.

Pentagon Testing Small Robot to Help Hunt Naval Mines

The U.S. military has been looking for an underwater bomb disposal robot for years. It finally has one.

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