Government Executive - Defensehttp://www.govexec.com/defense/Critical information about management of national security organizationsen-usWed, 20 Aug 2014 17:19:38 -0400Obama: ISIL 'Has No Place in the 21st Century'http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/obama-isil-has-no-place-21st-century/91997/President condemns militant group responsible for the murder of journalist James Foley.Matt Berman and Marina Koren, National JournalWed, 20 Aug 2014 17:19:38 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/obama-isil-has-no-place-21st-century/91997/DefenseAP Photo/Jacquelyn MartinJohn Kerry: ISIL 'Must Be Destroyed'http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/john-kerry-isil-must-be-destroyed/91955/Secretary of State has strong words about the U.S. mission against the militant group.Marina Koren, National JournalWed, 20 Aug 2014 15:49:32 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/john-kerry-isil-must-be-destroyed/91955/DefenseState DepartmentPentagon Fires Back At Critics of 'Police Militarization' Programhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/pentagon-fires-back-critics-police-militarization-program/91880/Defense Spokesman John Kirby told reporters that the 1033 program was not "some program run amok."Russell Berman, The WireWed, 20 Aug 2014 10:20:28 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/pentagon-fires-back-critics-police-militarization-program/91880/Defense"We don’t push equipment on anybody" John Kirby told reporters this week.Defense DepartmentWhy the National Guard Is Coming to Fergusonhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/why-national-guard-coming-ferguson/91724/A look at the soldiers being called in to keep the peace.Kaveh Waddell, National JournalMon, 18 Aug 2014 16:35:56 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/why-national-guard-coming-ferguson/91724/DefensePolice talk after deploying tear gas Sunday evening in Ferguson, Missouri.Charlie Riedel/APListening In: The Navy Is Tracking Ocean Sounds Collected by Scientistshttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/listening-navy-tracking-ocean-sounds-collected-scientists/91658/A network of Internet-connected undersea microphones is picking up more than whale songs.Matthew Braga, The AtlanticMon, 18 Aug 2014 14:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/listening-navy-tracking-ocean-sounds-collected-scientists/91658/DefenseUnited States Navy file photoCongressman's Push to Curb Police Militarization Gets Big Boost After Fergusonhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/congressmans-push-curb-police-militarization-gets-big-boost-after-ferguson/91688/Georgia Democrat for months had been shopping around legislation to boost accountability and limit the kind of military equipment that local police departments can acquire.Russell Berman, The WireMon, 18 Aug 2014 12:15:26 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/congressmans-push-curb-police-militarization-gets-big-boost-after-ferguson/91688/DefenseRep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga.Flickr user Church World ServiceInvestigative Report Into Bowe Bergdahl's Disappearance Delayedhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/investigative-report-bowe-bergdahls-disappearance-delayed/91676/Maj. Gen. Kenneth Dahl is seeking more time to complete the probe.Allen McDuffee, The WireMon, 18 Aug 2014 10:40:54 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/investigative-report-bowe-bergdahls-disappearance-delayed/91676/DefenseU.S. ArmyAutopsy Report Says Michael Brown Shot Twice in the Headhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/autopsy-report-says-michael-brown-shot-twice-head/91667/Attorney General Eric Holder has ordered a federal medical examiner to do a separate, independent examination.Dashiell Bennett, The WireMon, 18 Aug 2014 10:22:22 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/autopsy-report-says-michael-brown-shot-twice-head/91667/DefenseAttorney General Eric HolderFlickr user Ryan JohnsonCongress Isn't Ending the Pentagon-to-Police Weapons Program Anytime Soonhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/congress-isnt-ending-pentagon-police-weapons-program-anytime-soon/91544/Some are calling for a legislative response amid the Ferguson firestorm.Daniel Newhauser, National JournalFri, 15 Aug 2014 11:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/congress-isnt-ending-pentagon-police-weapons-program-anytime-soon/91544/DefenseA member of the St. Louis County Police Department points his weapon in the direction of a group of protesters Wednesday.Jeff Roberson/APFrustration Grows Over Stalled Reforms for Air Force Nuclear Personnelhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/frustration-grows-over-stalled-reforms-air-force-nuclear-personnel/91481/Bonus pay and education benefits are on the table.Elaine M. GrossmanThu, 14 Aug 2014 16:06:31 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/frustration-grows-over-stalled-reforms-air-force-nuclear-personnel/91481/DefenseDefense Secretary Chuck Hagel in January ordered military leaders to put renewed emphasis on ethics following revelations of cheating among Air Force nuclear officers.Susan Walsh/Associated PressObama: The Situation in Iraq 'Has Greatly Improved'http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/obama-situation-iraq-has-greatly-improved/91484/The president made a statement from Martha's Vineyard Thursday.Matt Berman, National JournalThu, 14 Aug 2014 15:45:49 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/obama-situation-iraq-has-greatly-improved/91484/DefenseDisplaced Iraqi Yazidi children play under a bridge in central Dahuk Thursday.Khalid Mohammed/APFormer DARPA Chief Broke Ethics Rules, Watchdog Findshttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/former-darpa-chief-broke-ethics-rules-watchdog-finds/91463/Regina Dugan, now with Google, recommended her own product at the Pentagon.Charles S. ClarkThu, 14 Aug 2014 14:48:30 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/former-darpa-chief-broke-ethics-rules-watchdog-finds/91463/DefenseFormer DARPA director Regina Dugan.Flickr user nosillacastHow Money Warps U.S. Foreign Policyhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/how-money-warps-us-foreign-policy/91436/The key divide on America’s role in the world is no longer between Democrats and Republicans. It’s between elites and everyone else.Peter Beinart, The AtlanticThu, 14 Aug 2014 12:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/how-money-warps-us-foreign-policy/91436/Defense360b/Shutterstock.comThe Pentagon Gave the Ferguson Police Department Military-Grade Weaponshttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/pentagon-gave-ferguson-police-department-military-grade-weapons/91427/In 2013, "$449,309,003.71 worth of property was transferred to law enforcement," the Defense Logistics Agency says.Shirley Li, The WireThu, 14 Aug 2014 11:00:25 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/pentagon-gave-ferguson-police-department-military-grade-weapons/91427/DefensePolice in Ferguson clad in SWAT gear watch protestors Wednesday.Jeff Roberson/APU.S. Deems Iraq Rescue Mission Unlikely As Thousands Escape Mt. Sinjarhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/us-deems-iraq-rescue-mission-unlikely-thousands-escape-mt-sinjar/91430/An assessment team determined that thousands had already escaped the mountain.Russell Berman, The WireThu, 14 Aug 2014 11:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/us-deems-iraq-rescue-mission-unlikely-thousands-escape-mt-sinjar/91430/DefenseMt. Sinjar in 2006.Defense Department file photoWhat's in the Boxes of Aid Being Dropped Into Iraq?http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/whats-boxes-aid-being-dropped-iraq/91397/The ready-to-eat meals range from Indian dinners to ratatouille.Kaveh Waddell, National JournalWed, 13 Aug 2014 17:11:06 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/whats-boxes-aid-being-dropped-iraq/91397/DefenseMembers of the 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron palletize halal meals for a humanitarian airdrop.Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr./U.S. Air ForceObama Considering Boots on the Ground in Iraqhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/obama-considering-boots-ground-iraq/91388/But the troops would not engage in combat, the White House says.Sarah Mimms and Matt Berman, National JournalWed, 13 Aug 2014 16:54:04 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/obama-considering-boots-ground-iraq/91388/DefenseDisplaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community look for clothes to wear among items provided by a charity organization at the Nowruz camp in Syria.Khalid Mohammed/APReport: U.S. to Send 100 More Military Advisers Help Iraq's Yazidishttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/report-us-send-100-more-military-advisers-help-iraqs-yazidis/91313/The military advisers would look at humanitarian relief options for the group, according to a report.Emily Anne Epstein, The WireWed, 13 Aug 2014 09:58:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/report-us-send-100-more-military-advisers-help-iraqs-yazidis/91313/DefenseA U.S. flag waves while displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community cross the Syria-Iraq border on Feeshkhabour bridge Sunday.Khalid Mohammed/APAn Awkward Party With President Obama Is the Least of Hillary Clinton's Problemshttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/awkward-party-president-obama-least-hillary-clintons-problems/91262/Clinton and Obama will likely see each other this week, when they attend the same Martha's Vineyard birthday party.Arit John, The WireTue, 12 Aug 2014 16:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/awkward-party-president-obama-least-hillary-clintons-problems/91262/DefenseClinton was Obama's first Secretary of State.State Department file photoISIL Has Been Bombing Baghdad for Yearshttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/isil-has-been-bombing-baghdad-years/91211/The U.S. threatens airstrikes in Baghdad if the militant group endangers personnel, but such attacks in and around the capital aren’t anything new.Jordain Carney, National JournalTue, 12 Aug 2014 13:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/isil-has-been-bombing-baghdad-years/91211/DefenseIraqi civilians gather the morning after a string of car bombs tore through Baghdad last week.Karim Kadim/AP2016 Republican Field Offers Obama Advice on Iraqhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/2016-republican-field-offers-obama-advice-iraq/91157/Contenders with no foreign policy experience go to the mic with suggestions for the president's handling of Middle East crises.Emily Schultheis, National JournalMon, 11 Aug 2014 19:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/2016-republican-field-offers-obama-advice-iraq/91157/DefenseSen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, called the Islamic State "the face of evil."Christopher Halloran/Shutterstock.comWhy ISIL Is Worse Than Any Other Terrorist Grouphttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/why-isil-worse-any-other-terrorist-group/91106/The Islamic State is an unholy combination of al-Qaeda, the Khmer Rouge, and the Nazis.Bobby Ghosh, QuartzMon, 11 Aug 2014 12:36:09 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/why-isil-worse-any-other-terrorist-group/91106/DefenseDemonstrators chant support for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Mosul in June.Associated PressThe World Will Blame President Obama if Iraq Fallshttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/world-will-blame-president-obama-if-iraq-falls/91091/The White House is under intense pressure to use American force to save the people trapped by terrorists on the mountaintop. And it understands why.George E. Condon Jr., National JournalMon, 11 Aug 2014 10:11:06 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/world-will-blame-president-obama-if-iraq-falls/91091/DefenseDisplaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community cross the Iraq-Syria border at Feeshkhabour bridge over Tigris River Sunday.Khalid Mohammed/APWhy the Pentagon Announced the U.S. Airstrike in Iraq in a Tweethttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/why-pentagon-announced-us-airstrike-iraq-tweet/91025/These days, the Obama administration is trying to make its own national security announcements before everyone else does.Marina Koren, National JournalFri, 08 Aug 2014 16:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/why-pentagon-announced-us-airstrike-iraq-tweet/91025/DefensePentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby announced the strikes in a tweet.Defense DepartmentObama to Iraq: 'America Is Coming to Help'http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/obama-iraq-america-coming-help/90953/President Obama addressed the nation on a U.S. humanitarian operation conducted Thursday.Matt Berman, Marina Koren, and Kaveh Waddell, National JournalFri, 08 Aug 2014 09:34:01 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/obama-iraq-america-coming-help/90953/DefenseDamage to homes in Tikrit due to clashes between ISIL and Iraqi security forces. AP Photo