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Pentagon, Congress Face Stark Budget Choices

A new assessment shows a yawning gap between the Defense Department’s strategy and funding.

Demonstrators rally in support of girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in May in  Abuja, Nigeria.

U.S., Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger Team Up to Thwart Boko Haram

An assistant secretary of state said the situation on the ground "is worsening."

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy says the administration needs to get its priorities straight.

House Republicans Promise Action on ISIS to Force Obama's Hand

Lawmakers lash out at the president's foreign policy, but they have little authority to force a change in his approach.

Member flags fly outside NATO's Brussels headquarters.

White House Hopes NATO Allies Will Boost Defense Spending

Obama will use a summit in Wales to lobby alliance members.

Chuck Hagel: The U.S. Isn't Trying to Contain The Islamic State. It's Trying to Destroy It.

The Defense secretary says the U.S.'s mission is to "degrade and destroy the capability of ISIL to come after U.S. interests all over the world, and our allies."

Major Background Check Contractor Furloughs Thousands of Employees

Personnel agency shifts investigations away from USIS following stop-work orders.

Obama: 'It's Going to Take Time' to Weaken ISIS

The president discussed the U.S. mission against the militant group during his visit to Estonia on Wednesday.

A man wears an EEG cap and stares into a computer screen as part of an experiment with brain-computer interfacing.

Actual Telepathy Is One Step Closer to the Battlefield

Can you read my mind? Researchers announce first brain-to-brain communication without a surgical implant. By Patrick Tucker

A law enforcement officer on a tactical vehicle watches after an explosive device was fired to disperse a crowd last month.

Police Departments Keep Losing Their Military Humvees and Assault Rifles

At least four police departments have had their Pentagon issued Humvees stolen in the last five years.

Supporters take part in a candle light vigil at the University of Central Florida, Sept. 3, 2014, in Orlando, Fla., to honor Steven Sotloff, a UCF former student and the second American journalist to be beheaded by the Islamic State group in two weeks.

Islamic State Militant Beheads U.S. Journalist Steven Sotloff in Video, Group Says

As they warned they would, Islamic State fighters beheaded American Steven Sotloff, says intel group. By Kevin Baron