Defense

U.S. Officials: Russia 'Created the Conditions' for Malaysia Airlines Crash

New intelligence finds no direct link between the air disaster and the Russian government, but concerns remain.

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Both Parties Looking to Pare Down Obama's Border Funding

Senate Democrats propose to cut $1 billion from the president's request; House Republicans are expected to unveil an even deeper cut.

House Approves Bill to Reduce Pay for Many TSA Agents

Some officers would no longer qualify as law enforcement personnel.

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9/11 Commission Alumni Warn of Unfinished Business Combatting Terrorism

10th-anniversary report cites threats from failed states, cyber vulnerability and congressional oversight bureaucracy.

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Border Sheriffs Perplexed by Rick Perry's Plan to Send 1,000 Troops to Stare at Mexico

Why would you spend millions of dollars sending troops to the border who can't actually detain anyone? That's what some Texas sheriffs of border towns are asking.

How Spy Agencies Plan to Solve Their Racism Problem

Office of the Director of National Intelligence is promising new programs meant to promote “diversity and tolerance.”

Nextgov "Why recruit for cyber on the basis of college degrees and the like when, in fact, what we really care about are skills that don't really correlate with that?" Richard Danzig asked.

Evaluate Aspiring Cyberwarriors Using Gaming, Not Grades

Former Navy Secretary wonders why federal recruitment focuses on formal education, when computer security positions require on-the-job learning.

Texas Governor Rick Perry

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Orders National Guard Troops to Border

Federal agencies have struggled to deal with the crisis, which has been brewing for months.

A Donetsk People Republic's fighter looks on at a block-post near the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine Sunday, July 6, 2014, with a flag of St. George, a symbol widely associated with pro-Russian protests in Ukraine on the background.

Obama on Ukraine's Pro-Russia Separatists: 'What Are They Trying to Hide?'

"We have to make sure that the truth is out," the president said.

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When Nixon Nailed the SecDef

Or how to undercut your senior leadership team, Nixon style.

John Kerry Makes the U.S. Case Against Russia Over Downed Plane

The Secretary of State made the Obama administration's pitch over the plane crash in Ukraine across TV Sunday morning.

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