Government Executive - Defensehttp://www.govexec.com/defense/Critical information about management of national security organizationsen-usWed, 01 Oct 2014 17:29:01 -0400The U.S. Is Saving Nukes So It Can Blow Up Asteroidshttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/us-saving-nukes-so-it-can-blow-asteroids/95621/The government isn't destroying older bombs on schedule, because it might need them for "planetary defense."Tim Fernholz, The AtlanticWed, 01 Oct 2014 17:29:01 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/us-saving-nukes-so-it-can-blow-asteroids/95621/DefensePaul Fleet / Shutterstock.comWhy There Won't Be an Ebola Outbreak in the United Stateshttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/why-there-wont-be-ebola-outbreak-united-states/95594/The circumstances that contributed to West Africa's epidemic do not exist in the U.S.Marina Koren, National JournalWed, 01 Oct 2014 15:41:32 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/why-there-wont-be-ebola-outbreak-united-states/95594/DefenseThe district of Kailahun in eastern Sierra Leone was put under quarantine at the beginning of August, due to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Flickr user Cyprien Fabre/EC ECHOWho Exactly Underestimated ISIS?http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/who-exactly-underestimated-isis/95417/The president's acknowledgement that the U.S. "underestimated" the rise of ISIS raised more questions than it answered.Russell Berman, The WireTue, 30 Sep 2014 11:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/who-exactly-underestimated-isis/95417/DefenseAPAfghanistan Finally Signs Elusive Security Pact With United Stateshttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/afghanistan-finally-signs-elusive-security-pact-united-states/95414/Agreement will allow for nearly 10,000 American forces to remain in the country.Adam Chandler, The WireTue, 30 Sep 2014 10:03:50 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/afghanistan-finally-signs-elusive-security-pact-united-states/95414/DefenseU.S. Army Pfc. Perry Price patrols the village of Aliabad in Kunar province, Afghanistan. Sgt. Matthew Moeller/Defense Department file photoAnother Doctor Exposed to Ebola Arrives in U.S. for Treatmenthttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/another-doctor-exposed-ebola-arrives-us-treatment/95369/NIH is treating the doctor in Maryland.Russell Berman, The WireMon, 29 Sep 2014 16:31:56 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/another-doctor-exposed-ebola-arrives-us-treatment/95369/Defenseaddingt/Shutterstock.comHow Much Will the ISIS Fight Cost?http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/how-much-will-isis-fight-cost/95237/The Pentagon estimates that it is spending up to $10 million per day in Iraq and Syria.Jordain Carney, National JournalFri, 26 Sep 2014 18:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/how-much-will-isis-fight-cost/95237/DefenseAn F-22A Raptor taxis in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility prior to strike operations in Syria Tuesday.Tech. Sgt. Russ Scalf/Air ForceNew Strikes Target ISIS's Black Goldhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/new-strikes-target-isiss-black-gold/95234/As Turkey mulls the extent of its possible involvement in the campaign against Islamic State forces, the American-led coalition targeted the group's top source of income: oil.Adam Chandler, The WireFri, 26 Sep 2014 16:16:59 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/new-strikes-target-isiss-black-gold/95234/DefenseA formation of U.S. Navy F-18E Super Hornets fly over northern Iraq on Tuesday.Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel/Air ForceThe Homeland Security Department Is Not Prepared for a Pandemichttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/homeland-security-department-not-prepared-pandemic/95192/Though the flu is a bigger threat than terrorism, DHS is approaching it with a mix of ineptness and cynicism.Conor Friedersdorf, The AtlanticFri, 26 Sep 2014 11:15:06 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/homeland-security-department-not-prepared-pandemic/95192/DefenseImage Point Fr / Shutterstock.comISIS Hostage Executioner 'Jihadi John' Identified by the FBIhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/isis-hostage-executioner-jihadi-john-identified-fbi/95183/The man who murdered James Foley, Steven Sotloff and David Haines has been identified by intelligence officials.Polly Mosendz, The WireFri, 26 Sep 2014 09:40:28 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/isis-hostage-executioner-jihadi-john-identified-fbi/95183/DefenseIslamic State Army’s Doctrine Chief: Expect the Unexpected http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/armys-doctrine-chief-expect-unexpected/95138/Gen. David Perkins leaves debate on Obama’s ISIS strategy to policymakers.Charles S. ClarkThu, 25 Sep 2014 15:37:01 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/armys-doctrine-chief-expect-unexpected/95138/DefenseSoldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade show Ukrainian marines and national guard troops how to clear a room during a training exercise Sept. 16.Spc. Joshua Leonard/ArmyTreasury Department Designates 11 People as Terroristshttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/treasury-department-designates-11-people-terrorists/95090/The designation makes it illegal to send financial or material support.Emma Roller, National JournalThu, 25 Sep 2014 13:06:48 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/treasury-department-designates-11-people-terrorists/95090/DefenseToria/Shutterstock.comObama: Stopping Ebola 'Must Be a Priority for the World'http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/obama-stopping-ebola-must-be-priority-world/95099/The president, at a U.N. address Thursday, called on all countries to do more to fight the outbreak.Sophie Novack, National JournalThu, 25 Sep 2014 12:49:59 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/obama-stopping-ebola-must-be-priority-world/95099/DefensePablo Martinez Monsivais/APU.S. Can't Confirm If Airstrikes Killed the Leader of Khorasan Grouphttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/us-cant-confirm-if-airstrikes-killed-leader-khorasan-group/95051/Group said to have been plotting an "imminent" strike on American or European targets.Adam Chandler, The WireWed, 24 Sep 2014 17:18:12 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/us-cant-confirm-if-airstrikes-killed-leader-khorasan-group/95051/DefenseArmy Lt. Gen. William Mayville Jr. speaks about operations in Syria. Cliff Owen/APThe Number of Mass Shootings in the U.S. Is Going Uphttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/number-mass-shootings-us-going/95039/FBI report looks at shootings from 2000 to 2013.David Ludwig, The WireWed, 24 Sep 2014 16:59:14 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/number-mass-shootings-us-going/95039/DefenseBurlingham/ShutterstockA Landmark Verdict Finds Bank Responsible for Supporting Terrorist Attackshttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/landmark-verdict-finds-bank-responsible-supporting-terrorist-attacks/94958/Suit was filed under the American Anti-Terrorism Act.Adam Chandler, The WireWed, 24 Sep 2014 12:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/landmark-verdict-finds-bank-responsible-supporting-terrorist-attacks/94958/DefenseGary Osen, an attorney for the plaintiffs in a case against Jordan-based Arab Bank, talks with reporters outside federal court in the Brooklyn in August.APThe U.S. Has Bombed Two Different Sides in Syria's Civil Warhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/us-has-bombed-two-different-sides-syrias-civil-war/94955/Is this mission creep?Kathy Gilsinan, The AtlanticWed, 24 Sep 2014 11:07:05 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/us-has-bombed-two-different-sides-syrias-civil-war/94955/DefenseThe guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea launches a Tomahawk cruise missile to conduct strikes against ISIL targets earlier this week.Defense DepartmentAl-Qaida-Affiliated Group Was in 'Final Stages' of Planning Attacks Against the Westhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/al-qaida-affiliated-group-was-final-stages-planning-attacks-against-west/94889/U.S. forces launched air strikes against the little-known Khorasan Group Monday night.Marina Koren, National JournalTue, 23 Sep 2014 16:53:42 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/al-qaida-affiliated-group-was-final-stages-planning-attacks-against-west/94889/DefenseF/A-18 aircraft prepare to launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush to conduct strikes against ISIL on Sept. 22.Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert Burck/NavyPresident Obama Praises Syria Coalition and Warns Extremists 'Plotting' Against Americahttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/president-obama-praises-syria-coalition-and-warns-extremists-plotting-against-america/94883/The president made a brief statement on Monday night's strikes against ISIS and the Khorasan Group in Syria.Matt Berman, National JournalTue, 23 Sep 2014 16:09:43 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/president-obama-praises-syria-coalition-and-warns-extremists-plotting-against-america/94883/DefenseCarolyn Kaster/APThe Voice of al-Qaida Was Just Sentenced to Life in Prisonhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/voice-al-qaida-was-just-sentenced-life-prison/94874/Sulaiman Abu Ghayth worked closely alongside Osama bin Laden leading up to and after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.Dustin Volz, National JournalTue, 23 Sep 2014 16:02:49 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/voice-al-qaida-was-just-sentenced-life-prison/94874/Defense"Justice has been served," Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement. State Department file photoCDC Predicts As Many As 1.4 Million Ebola Cases by Early 2015http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/cdc-predicts-many-14-million-ebola-cases-early-2015/94832/Without an effective intervention or a slowdown, the outbreak could extend from 550,000 to as many as 1.4 million cases by Jan. 20.Adam Chandler, The WireTue, 23 Sep 2014 12:10:46 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/cdc-predicts-many-14-million-ebola-cases-early-2015/94832/DefenseA CDC doctor prepares to enter an Ebola treatment center in Liberia. Athalia Christie/CDCFriday's White House Intruder Was Far From the Firsthttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/fridays-white-house-intruder-was-far-first/94811/Tourists, "cranks," and other eccentrics have made it unscathed into the executive mansion.George E. Condon Jr., National JournalTue, 23 Sep 2014 12:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/fridays-white-house-intruder-was-far-first/94811/DefenseOrhan Cam/Shutterstock.comThe U.S. Military Has Begun Striking ISIS in Syriahttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/us-military-has-begun-striking-isis-syria/94793/Fighters, bombers, remotely piloted aircraft and Tomahawk missiles were used against Islamic State forces in Syria Monday night.Matt Berman, National JournalTue, 23 Sep 2014 10:01:58 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/us-military-has-begun-striking-isis-syria/94793/DefenseA Tomahawk missile launch in 2011, seen through a night vision lens. The U.S. is using Tomahawk missiles in its strikes against Syria. Petty Officer 1st Class Nathanael Miller/U.S. NavyPentagon Warns of Losing Its Tech Edgehttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/pentagon-warns-losing-its-tech-edge/94721/The latest version of the Better Buying Power initiative aims to improve acquisition, but contractors say it’s too limited.Charles S. ClarkMon, 22 Sep 2014 14:39:15 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/pentagon-warns-losing-its-tech-edge/94721/DefenseArmy Lt. Gen. Stephen R. Lanza, center right, commander of I Corps, is briefed by his staff during a combined arms rehearsal meeting for Ulchi Freedom Guardian at Camp Yongin, South Korea, Aug. 21, 2014.Sgt. Daniel Schroeder/Defense DepartmentShifting More Work to Defense Labs Could Save Money, Improve Performancehttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/shifting-more-work-defense-labs-could-save-money-improve-performance/94487/To keep government technical staff relevant, they need better facilities.Rear Adm. Michael Moran and Scott O'NeilMon, 22 Sep 2014 11:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/shifting-more-work-defense-labs-could-save-money-improve-performance/94487/DefenseA Navy F/A-18 pilot at Naval Air Station LeMoore, California, trains in 2005 in a simulator built and maintained by industry. Defense file photoWhite House Intruder Identified as Iraq Veteran While Politicians Take Aim at Secret Servicehttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/white-house-intruder-identified-iraq-veteran-while-politicians-take-aim-secret-service/94679/More details emerge from Friday's White House intrusion and politicians go after the Secret Service.Allen McDuffee, The WireMon, 22 Sep 2014 09:20:33 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/white-house-intruder-identified-iraq-veteran-while-politicians-take-aim-secret-service/94679/DefenseOrhan Cam/Shutterstock.com