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A warning sign stands in a field contaminated with dioxin from Agent Orange near Danang airport.

How to Stop Burn Pits From Becoming the Next Agent Orange

As veterans complain of health impacts from toxic fumes, advocates warn that burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan might come back to haunt the administration.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah,  has discussed the "stand-down order" as if it were fact.

Will Republicans Stand by the Benghazi 'Stand-Down Order' Conspiracy?

The most recent revelations from nine military officers should make it more difficult.

Pentagon’s Plan for Civilian Workforce Falls Short, GAO Finds

Notably, the Defense Department hasn’t figured out the right mix of civilian, military and contractor staff.

A U.S. Coast Guard Ice Cutter, Polar Star.

What Happened to America's Most Important Arctic Ships?

The nation’s fleet of ice-cutting ships is getting older, and congressional action to modernize it isn’t moving at breakneck speed.

Iraqi police officers and new recruits march at a recruiting office in Baghdad, Iraq, on July 5, 2014.

A Chance to Drive a Wedge Between Jihadists and Sunnis

ISIL’s overreach into Iraq is Washington’s opportunity to shift Sunni allegiances for good. By Dave Miller

President Barack Obama, hounded by pressure to increase border security during his visit to Western states, spoke in Austin, Texas, Thursday, July 10, 2014.

Despite Pentagon Concerns, Obama Requests No New Military for Border Threat

White House agrees the root causes of the border crisis threaten national security, but says the mission is not the military’s. By Molly O’Toole

Navy security stands watch at the Washington Navy Yard, Sept. 19, 2013. The Washington Navy Yard began returning to nearly normal operations three days after it was the scene of a mass shooting in which a gunman killed 12 people.

How to Fix the Government's Security Clearance Mess

We need to continuously monitor who has top secret clearance. Here’s how. By Steve Nguyen

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif.

Are 'Pretty Buildings' Endangering Diplomats?

Oversight committee chairman says looks should not come at the expense of safety.