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An armed ground tank robot called the Vikhr, or "Whirlwind," on display at the 2nd annual Military & Scientific Robotic Conference at Patriot Center in Moscow.

Russia Joins U.S. in Race to Field Gun-Launched Swarmbots

A pair of Russian programs hastens the day that drone swarms may meet each other over the battlefield.

guided-missile destroyers USS Pinckney, USS Howard and USS Shoup steam in formation behind the guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton in March.

What’s the Purpose of President Trump’s Navy?

Does the president's specified goal of 350 ships meet the needs of the nation in the 21st century? The answer is not yet clear.

Trump's Unbalanced Homeland Security Budget

As the former heads of DHS, the Coast Guard, and TSA, we think Trump’s border-and-immigration fixation is like double-locking your front door and leaving the window wide open.

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks before the U.S. Senate Committee on a review of the budget and readiness of the Department of Defense hearing Wednesday.

Would Better Messaging Help the Military Boost Its Budget?

Even if Pentagon leaders clarified their ‘readiness’ warnings, they’d still face an uphill battle for more funding in 2017.

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah.

Pentagon Defends Quiet Response to Study Offering $125 Billion In Savings

House hearing shows miscommunication between the Defense Department and the Defense Business Board.

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein gives his first "Air Force Update," during the Air Force Association's Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 20, 2016.

What One Joint Chief Of Staff Thinks of Trump

Do the generals have too much influence? I asked the U.S. Air Force’s top military leader.

Women training as a U.S. Marine Corps Female Engagement Team train in 2016.

There is Only One Way to Undo Decades of Ingrained Institutional Sexism in the U.S. Military

The "Marines United" scandal shows once more that a macho culture is an internal enemy.

The White House Is Still Standing by Trump’s Wiretap Accusation

Just before the administration’s daily press briefing, the FBI director told Congress he has “no information” to support the president’s claims.

A Boeing AH 64D Apache Longbow attack helicopter crew initiates its first itinerary during the operation Dire Wolf at Grafenwoehr Training Area in Germany in January.

Boeing Might Be the Biggest Winner in Trump’s Military Buildup

The Chicago aerospace company leads more than a half-dozen contractors whose programs stand to get 9- or 10-figure boosts if the president’s budget proposal becomes law.

Russian vehicles participate in a 2014 parade in Red Square.

Trump’s Proposed Increased in Military Spending is Almost as Big as Russia's Entire Defense Budget

And the most worrying threats might not be the kind you fight with missiles and ships.