Government Executive - Defensehttp://www.govexec.com/defense/Critical information about management of national security organizationsen-usThu, 17 Apr 2014 15:22:08 -0400Edward Snowden Makes Surprise Guest Appearance at Putin Qhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/edward-snowden-makes-surprise-guest-appearance-putin-q/82732/Snowden appeared via webcam to ask Putin to share his stance on mass surveillance of civilians.Danielle Wiener-Bronner, The WireThu, 17 Apr 2014 15:22:08 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/edward-snowden-makes-surprise-guest-appearance-putin-q/82732/DefenseEdward Snowden, displayed on television screens, asks a question to Russian President Vladimir Putin during a nationally televised question-and-answer session, in Moscow.Pavel Golovkin/APBiden, Survivors Pay Tribute on Anniversary of Boston Marathon Bombingshttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/biden-survivors-pay-tribute-boston-marathon-bombings-anniversary/82594/Vice president says recovery has been inspirational.Abby Ohlheiser, The WireTue, 15 Apr 2014 17:31:27 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/biden-survivors-pay-tribute-boston-marathon-bombings-anniversary/82594/DefenseU.S. Vice President Joe Biden, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, and former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, stand along with the family of Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard.Elise Amendola/APThe FBI Thinks It Can Pass Off Downtown D.C. as Shanghaihttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/fbi-thinks-it-can-pass-downtown-dc-shanghai/82537/Film warns American students about becoming spies while studying abroad.Matt Vasilogambros, National JournalTue, 15 Apr 2014 09:49:48 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/fbi-thinks-it-can-pass-downtown-dc-shanghai/82537/DefenseThis is the real Shanghai skyline. ArtisticPhoto/Shutterstock.comDefense Team in 9/11 Trial Says the FBI May Be Spying on Themhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/defense-team-911-trial-says-fbi-may-be-spying-them/82483/Emergency motion derails a planned competency hearing at Guantanamo Bay.Abby Ohlheiser, The WireMon, 14 Apr 2014 13:49:52 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/defense-team-911-trial-says-fbi-may-be-spying-them/82483/Defense Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba.Charles Dharapak/AP File PhotoArmed Standoff Over Cattle Grazing on Federal Land Comes to an Endhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/armed-standoff-over-cattle-grazing-federal-land-comes-end/82450/Long-standing dispute escalated last week as BLM officials attempted to seize cattle.Brian Feldman, The WireMon, 14 Apr 2014 10:23:45 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/armed-standoff-over-cattle-grazing-federal-land-comes-end/82450/DefenseEric Landwehr/APWhy Are So Many Older Veterans Committing Suicide?http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/why-are-so-many-older-veterans-committing-suicide/82438/Fort Hood shooting shines a spotlight on an overall epidemic, but suicide rates are higher for older generations.Jordain Carney, National JournalMon, 14 Apr 2014 09:55:42 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/why-are-so-many-older-veterans-committing-suicide/82438/DefenseArmy veteran Julio Bernal works with others from Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America to place 1,892 flags representing veteran and service members who have died by suicide to date in 2014 on the National Mall in Washington.Charles Dharapak/APCommentary: Defense Civilian Layoffs Won’t be Pleasant, But They Are Necessaryhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/commentary-defense-civilian-layoffs-wont-be-pleasant-they-are-necessary/82324/The 15 percent cut mandated in the REDUCE Act would rebalance the Pentagon’s workforce.Rep. Ken Calvert Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:08:43 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/commentary-defense-civilian-layoffs-wont-be-pleasant-they-are-necessary/82324/DefenseAndrey_Popov/Shutterstock.comCIA Used Red Hot Chili Peppers Songs to Torture Terrorism Detaineehttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/cia-used-red-hot-chili-peppers-songs-torture-terrorism-detainee/82273/This is one of many new details from the soon-to-be-released Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture programs.Matt Vasilogambros, National JournalThu, 10 Apr 2014 09:57:12 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/cia-used-red-hot-chili-peppers-songs-torture-terrorism-detainee/82273/DefenseThe Red Hot Chili Peppers band members Flea, center, and Anthony Kiedis perform during the halftime show of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII. Julio Cortez/APThe Psychological Toll of 12 Years of Warhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/psychological-toll-12-years-war/82270/How our nation's military has become an experiment in how prolonged conflict affects mental health.Clara Ritger, National JournalThu, 10 Apr 2014 09:53:15 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/psychological-toll-12-years-war/82270/DefenseCarolyn Kaster/APObama: Fort Hood Shooting 'Tears a Wound Still Raw'http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/obama-fort-hood-shooting-tears-wound-still-raw/82246/'It is love, tested by tragedy, that brings us together again,' the president said at a memorial for the victims in Texas on Wednesday.Brian Resnick and Marina KorenWed, 09 Apr 2014 17:10:07 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/obama-fort-hood-shooting-tears-wound-still-raw/82246/DefenseCarolyn Kaster/APHere’s How the Secret Service Is Trying to Clean Up Its Acthttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/heres-how-secret-service-trying-clean-its-act/82186/Director Julia Pierson is instituting a number of changes to the agency.Brian Feldman, The WireWed, 09 Apr 2014 12:41:42 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/heres-how-secret-service-trying-clean-its-act/82186/DefenseSecret Service director Julia PiersonCliff Owen/APOne Marine Is Dead After a Shooting at a North Carolina Basehttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/one-marine-dead-after-shooting-north-carolina-base/82180/The incident has been declared "no longer active" by authorities.Adam Chandler, The WireWed, 09 Apr 2014 12:22:39 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/one-marine-dead-after-shooting-north-carolina-base/82180/DefenseAllen Breed/AP File PhotoArmy Establishes Fort Hood Timeline, Still Has No Clear Motivehttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/army-establishes-fort-hood-timeline-still-has-no-clear-motive/82078/Shooter may have been frustrated over a leave of absence he had requested.Brian Feldman, The WireTue, 08 Apr 2014 09:51:23 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/army-establishes-fort-hood-timeline-still-has-no-clear-motive/82078/DefenseFlowers decorate a fence outside of Fort Hood's east gate on Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Killeen, Texas, in honor of those killed and wounded in the Fort Hood shooting on April 2. Tamir Kalifa/APSenator Dismisses Claim Her 'Emotional' Views Compromised a Report on Torturehttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/senator-dismisses-claim-her-emotional-views-compromised-report-torture/82075/Intelligence Committee chairwoman calls the accusation 'nonsense.'Elahe Izadi, National JournalTue, 08 Apr 2014 09:23:22 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/senator-dismisses-claim-her-emotional-views-compromised-report-torture/82075/DefenseSenate Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. Molly Riley/APPentagon: B-61 Bomb Update Faces Possible Delayshttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/pentagon-b-61-bomb-update-faces-possible-delays/82042/Project's time line faces risks from separate work under way at the Defense and Energy departments.Diane Barnes, Global Security NewswireMon, 07 Apr 2014 16:36:17 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/pentagon-b-61-bomb-update-faces-possible-delays/82042/DefenseDefense Department file photoFort Hood Shooting May Have Been Over Leave Paperworkhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/fort-hood-shooting-may-have-been-over-leave-paperwork/81985/Lopez allegedly requested leave for "family matters," and was angry when the request was denied.Sara Morrison, The WireMon, 07 Apr 2014 12:01:08 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/fort-hood-shooting-may-have-been-over-leave-paperwork/81985/DefenseAn unidentified soldier holds flowers dropped off at Fort Hood's main gate for shooting victims, Thursday, April 3, 2014.Eric Gay/APSecurity Insiders: Defense Budget Cuts Put the Military on a Dangerous Coursehttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/security-insiders-defense-budget-cuts-put-military-dangerous-course/81982/The planned cuts leave the military too few resources to fight, experts say.Sara Sorcher, National JournalMon, 07 Apr 2014 09:51:36 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/security-insiders-defense-budget-cuts-put-military-dangerous-course/81982/DefenseDefense Department file photoU.S. Nuclear Lab Wraps Up Security Update 'Under Budget,' Despite Surprise Costshttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/us-nuclear-lab-wraps-security-update-under-budget-despite-surprise-costs/81970/Earliest cost estimate was far greater than a projection NNSA adopted later on.Diane Barnes, Global Security NewswireFri, 04 Apr 2014 17:17:52 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/us-nuclear-lab-wraps-security-update-under-budget-despite-surprise-costs/81970/DefenseUnited Stated Department of EnergyTwo Senators, Two Different Lessons from a General's Sexual Assault Casehttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/two-senators-two-different-lessons-generals-sexual-assault-case/81916/Case became a lightning rod during chain-of-command debates in Congress.Allie Jones, The WireFri, 04 Apr 2014 10:49:06 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/two-senators-two-different-lessons-generals-sexual-assault-case/81916/Defense"If it had not been for the commander, that case would have been over," Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., said.Pablo Martinez Monsivais/APYou Don't Have to See Combat to Get PTSD From Warhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/you-dont-have-see-combat-get-ptsd-war/81907/Even though the Fort Hood shooter didn't fight while in Iraq, he still could have developed post-traumatic stress disorder.Matt Vasilogambros, National JournalFri, 04 Apr 2014 09:46:40 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/you-dont-have-see-combat-get-ptsd-war/81907/DefenseFeng Yu/Shutterstock.comUSAID Calls Accusations of Afghanistan Cover-Up 'Offensive'http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/usaid-calls-accusations-afghanistan-cover-offensive/81895/Inspector general and House members attack 'generalities' on spending and waste.Charles S. ClarkThu, 03 Apr 2014 17:03:46 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/usaid-calls-accusations-afghanistan-cover-offensive/81895/Defensefghan women in burqas arrive to take part in a election campaign rally of Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadza in Kandahar, southern Afghanistan, Friday, March 28, 2014.Allauddin Khan/APSenate Takes First Step to Declassify Report on CIA Interrogationshttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/senate-takes-first-step-declassify-report-cia-interrogations/81874/The next step: bringing the massive report to the public.Elahe Izadi, National JournalThu, 03 Apr 2014 16:00:40 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/senate-takes-first-step-declassify-report-cia-interrogations/81874/Defense"The purpose of this review was to uncover the facts behind this secret program, and the results were shocking," said Chairman Dianne Feinstein.Molly Riley/APHow Can Government Battle a 'Suicide Epidemic' Among Veterans?http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/how-can-government-battle-suicide-epidemic-among-veterans/81847/One hurdle is paying for measures improving mental health care.Jordain Carney, National JournalThu, 03 Apr 2014 13:48:51 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/how-can-government-battle-suicide-epidemic-among-veterans/81847/DefenseAir Force veteran Linda Stanley, joins others to place 1,892 flags representing veteran and service members who have died by suicide to date in 2014.Charles Dharapak/APFort Hood Shooting Rampage Leaves 4 Dead, 16 Injuredhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/several-injured-gunman-reported-dead-fort-hood-shooting/81811/Soldier kills himself and three victims.Kevin Baron, Defense OneWed, 02 Apr 2014 20:27:28 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/several-injured-gunman-reported-dead-fort-hood-shooting/81811/DefenseTamir Kalifa/APCIA Fires Back at Congress' Benghazi Theorieshttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/cia-fires-back-congress-benghazi-theories/81793/Former top agency official says he didn't let politics influence his editing of now-controversial talking points.Jordain Carney, National JournalWed, 02 Apr 2014 16:01:42 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/cia-fires-back-congress-benghazi-theories/81793/DefenseMohammad Hannon/AP