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 Peter Neffenger testifies on Capitol Hill earlier this month before the Senate Homeland Security committee hearing on his nomination to head the TSA

Senate Confirms Neffenger to Rescue TSA

Coast Guard veteran welcomed by Homeland Security secretary.

A B-52 Stratofortress strategic bomber conducts a training flight in Hawaii in 2014.

Study: America Needs New Small Nuclear Bombs

CSIS’ Clark Murdock argues that only such weapons can deter rogue states from seeking nukes of their own

Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Dan Ward says too many people mistake complexity for sophistication.

To Advance the Mission, More Feds Should Consider Doing Less

Managers often mistake complexity for sophistication, and the result is bad for everyone, a former military acquisition executive argues.

Want to Implement Emerging Tech Successfully? Start Small

The best bet to get the best bang for your tech bucks is by piloting smaller projects, DOD strategists say.

An MQ-9 Reaper sits at New Mexico's Holloman Air Force Base in 2014.

Drone Pilot Psychologist Says They Need a Vacation From War

The men and women fighting America’s drone war can’t go home, no matter where they are.

Most in the Military Get No Retirement-Savings Help. That Could Be Changing.

Under the current system, personnel who serve 20-plus years get a pension. But what about everyone else?

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.

Why John McCain Thinks the Days of Fighter Pilots Are Over

The Senate Armed Services Committee chairman sees a drone-heavy future, but only if the military-industrial complex can be nimble enough to achieve it.

When the Defense Bill Collides With 'Extraneous' Politics

The Pentagon authorization measure always has to sail through controversy before passage. But this year's fight over budgeting is especially tough.

"If we have the budget one year at a time—and I am not blaming anybody for it and I realize it's a collective thing where the country needs to rise up and get it together in this area," Ash Carter said Wednesday.

Top Defense Officials Told Congress Parts of the Pentagon's ISIS Strategy

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs chair Martin Dempsey testified before the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday.

Democrats split ways on how to proceed.

Democrats Go Wobbly on Defense Bills

The defense authorization and appropriations bills use the same gimmick, so why are Democrats standing firm on one but not the other?