Government Executive - Defensehttp://www.govexec.com/defense/Critical information about management of national security organizationsen-usWed, 26 Nov 2014 10:22:46 -0500John Boehner Forges Ahead on the House Benghazi Probehttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/11/john-boehner-forges-ahead-house-benghazi-probe/100010/How did the speaker respond to a GOP-led report that supported the Obama administration? He reappointed his own select inquiry into the 2012 terrorist attacks.Russell Berman, National JournalWed, 26 Nov 2014 10:22:46 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/11/john-boehner-forges-ahead-house-benghazi-probe/100010/DefenseFlickr user Mike Lurie/Speaker John BoehnerWhen Will Hillary Clinton Stake Out Her Policy Positions?http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/11/when-will-hillary-clinton-stake-out-her-policy-positions/99899/Whenever she wants to—for better or for worse.Emma Roller, National JournalTue, 25 Nov 2014 19:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/11/when-will-hillary-clinton-stake-out-her-policy-positions/99899/DefenseState Department file photoFBI Accuses Two Young Minnesotans of Planning to Join Extremists in Syriahttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/11/fbi-accuses-two-young-minnesotans-planning-join-extremists-syria/99968/A 20-year-old Somali American is believed to have made it to Syria; his 18-year-old friend was stopped before he could leave the U.S.Kaveh Waddell, National JournalTue, 25 Nov 2014 15:56:43 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/11/fbi-accuses-two-young-minnesotans-planning-join-extremists-syria/99968/DefenseSmoke billows behind an Islamic State group sign during clashes between militants from the Islamic State group and Iraqi security forces in Iraq.APVA Fires Another Senior Exechttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/11/va-fires-another-senior-exec/99935/Director of the Phoenix VA health care system had been on paid administrative leave since May, pending an investigation.Kellie LunneyTue, 25 Nov 2014 14:12:42 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/11/va-fires-another-senior-exec/99935/DefenseRoss D. Franklin/AP file photoWho Will Replace Chuck Hagel?http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/11/who-will-replace-chuck-hagel/99845/President Obama will be naming his fourth secretary of defense in six years. Will he choose the first woman to run the Pentagon?Russell Berman, The AtlanticMon, 24 Nov 2014 16:48:30 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/11/who-will-replace-chuck-hagel/99845/DefenseMichele Flournoy, one of the top contenders, visits with troops in Southern Iraq in 2011. Sgt. David Bryant/Defense Department file photoObama Orders Expanded U.S. Role in Afghanistan to Avoid Another ISIShttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/11/obama-orders-expanded-us-role-afghanistan-avoid-another-isis/99782/The military finally won over the president.Allen McDuffee, The AtlanticMon, 24 Nov 2014 09:47:04 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/11/obama-orders-expanded-us-role-afghanistan-avoid-another-isis/99782/DefenseDefense Department file photoChuck Hagel Is Out at the Pentagonhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/11/chuck-hagel-out-pentagon-resignation-defense-department/99776/The defense secretary is leaving the top post at the Pentagon after less than two years in office. By Stephanie GaskellStephanie Gaskell, Defense OneMon, 24 Nov 2014 09:35:49 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/11/chuck-hagel-out-pentagon-resignation-defense-department/99776/DefenseDefense Department file photoAmerica Just Launched Its 500th Drone Strikehttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/11/america-just-launched-its-500th-drone-strike/99710/The 13-year-old tactic, once intended to be rare, has become completely routine.Micah Zenko, The AtlanticFri, 21 Nov 2014 15:55:49 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/11/america-just-launched-its-500th-drone-strike/99710/DefenseUnited States Air ForceVeteran Suicides Highlight Tragic Consequences of Bureaucracyhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/11/veteran-suicides-highlight-tragic-consequences-bureaucracy/99488/Senate hearing on improving mental health care access for vets poignantly underscores the new secretary’s management challenges.Kellie LunneyWed, 19 Nov 2014 16:53:30 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/11/veteran-suicides-highlight-tragic-consequences-bureaucracy/99488/DefenseSen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has introduced legislation to expand veterans' access to suicide prevention and mental health services. Gerry Broome/APWhy Air Force Cadets Need to Study Philosophyhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/11/why-air-force-cadets-need-study-philosophy/99428/Greater emphasis on humanities means more well-rounded decision making.Alexandra Ossola, The AtlanticWed, 19 Nov 2014 09:53:48 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/11/why-air-force-cadets-need-study-philosophy/99428/Defensenecladrup / Shutterstock.comIG: Corruption in Afghanistan Getting 'Significantly Worse'http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/11/ig-corruption-afghanistan-getting-significantly-worse/99368/A top watchdog said it "seems like nobody is responsible for anything."Jordain Carney, National JournalTue, 18 Nov 2014 19:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/11/ig-corruption-afghanistan-getting-significantly-worse/99368/Defense"I can not find anybody who's lost their job for screwing up, and there have been a lot of screwups in Afghanistan, and that's a problem," John Sopko said. SIGAR file photoWhy It's Too Early to Forget About Ebolahttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/11/why-its-too-early-forget-about-ebola/99179/The Ebola outbreak is far from over in West Africa. Pay attention, America.Sophie Novack, National JournalMon, 17 Nov 2014 11:16:46 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/11/why-its-too-early-forget-about-ebola/99179/DefenseTransmission rate remains high in Sierra Leone. Flickr user Cyprien Fabre/European Commission DG ECHOMitt Romney Says Obama Shouldn't Rule Out Boots on the Ground in Iraqhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/11/mitt-romney-says-obama-shouldnt-rule-out-boots-ground-iraq/99176/The former presidential contender on Sunday gave the president some advice on both foreign and domestic policy.Rebecca Nelson, National JournalMon, 17 Nov 2014 11:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/11/mitt-romney-says-obama-shouldnt-rule-out-boots-ground-iraq/99176/DefenseChristopher Halloran / Shutterstock.comPentagon Orders Overhaul of Nuclear-Missile Squad After Cheating Scandalshttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/11/pentagon-orders-overhaul-nuclear-missile-squad-after-cheating-scandals/99110/The Defense secretary said the force will need billions more in funding over the next five years.Jordain Carney, National JournalFri, 14 Nov 2014 17:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/11/pentagon-orders-overhaul-nuclear-missile-squad-after-cheating-scandals/99110/DefenseDefense DepartmentFive Things You Could Buy for the Price of an F-35http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/11/five-things-you-could-buy-price-f-35/98645/How $180 million could improve national security.Patrick TuckerThu, 13 Nov 2014 13:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/11/five-things-you-could-buy-price-f-35/98645/Defense$300,000 an Hour: The Cost of Fighting ISIShttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/11/300000-hour-cost-fighting-isis/98939/What price will the U.S. ultimately pay to neutralize the Islamic State?Uri Friedman, The AtlanticThu, 13 Nov 2014 11:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/11/300000-hour-cost-fighting-isis/98939/DefenseJohn Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, outlines part of the strategy against ISIS in September.Glenn Fawcett/Defense DepartmentOne in Six Iraq, Afghanistan Veterans Might Have PTSDhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/11/one-six-iraq-afghanistan-veterans-might-have-ptsd/98891/It could be decades before we know the depth of veterans' health problems.Jordain Carney, National JournalWed, 12 Nov 2014 16:35:41 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/11/one-six-iraq-afghanistan-veterans-might-have-ptsd/98891/DefenseU.S. Marines take a break to watch the sunset after a dismounted patrol in Iraq in 2009.Defense Department file photoThe Quiet End to the U.S. Ebola Panichttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/11/quiet-end-us-ebola-panic/98831/Calm could work against Obama's request for an additional $6.2 billion to fight the disease both domestically and abroad.Russell Berman, The AtlanticWed, 12 Nov 2014 10:06:47 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/11/quiet-end-us-ebola-panic/98831/DefenseNixx Photography / Shutterstock.com150 Years of Burials at Arlingtonhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/11/150-years-burials-arlington/98783/A history of the Virginia cemetery where 400,000 U.S. servicemen are interredSallie Lewis, The AtlanticTue, 11 Nov 2014 15:37:06 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/11/150-years-burials-arlington/98783/DefenseFrontpage / Shutterstock.comUnemployment Among Post-9/11 Vets Is Still Highhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/11/unemployment-among-post-911-vets-still-high/98777/But efforts by the government and the private sector to hire former service members are making a difference, data shows.Kellie LunneyTue, 11 Nov 2014 15:35:27 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/11/unemployment-among-post-911-vets-still-high/98777/DefenseStarbucks CEO Howard Schultz is working to bridge the military-civilian divide.Ted S. Warren/APHow the Defense Department's Procurement Problems Are Hurting National Security http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/11/how-defense-departments-procurement-problems-are-hurting-national-security/98639/The Pentagon spends too much time and money buying weapons that don't deliver.Marcus WeisgerberTue, 11 Nov 2014 13:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/11/how-defense-departments-procurement-problems-are-hurting-national-security/98639/DefensePentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall says the military is in danger of losing its technological edge.Todd Lopez/U.S. ArmyRemember: 83,000 American Veterans Are Still Missinghttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/11/remember-83000-american-veterans-are-still-missing/98711/Many of the soldiers "known only unto God" can actually be identified.Brian Resnick, National JournalTue, 11 Nov 2014 10:00:49 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/11/remember-83000-american-veterans-are-still-missing/98711/DefenseGlynnis Jones / Shutterstock.comIs There a Better Way to Observe Veterans Day?http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/11/there-better-way-observe-veterans-day/98708/Other countries offer models for truly nationwide tributes to military service and sacrifice.Edward Delman, The AtlanticTue, 11 Nov 2014 09:55:29 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/11/there-better-way-observe-veterans-day/98708/DefenseA yeoman and volunteers installing 888,246 ceramic poppies on August 7, 2014 commemorate the First World War British and colonial military fatalities.Ron Ellis / Shutterstock.comThe CIA Finally Sets the Record Straight on the True Story Behind Argohttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/11/cia-finally-sets-record-straight-true-story-behind-argo/98660/Since joining the service in June, CIA has used its Twitter account to recount unclassified operations throughout history.Adam Epstein, QuartzMon, 10 Nov 2014 16:04:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/11/cia-finally-sets-record-straight-true-story-behind-argo/98660/DefenseWarner Bros./APStung at Home, Obama Embarks on His Longest Foreign Triphttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/11/stung-home-obama-embarks-his-longest-foreign-trip/98555/The president will spend 10 days in Asia, where leaders know all about his domestic political weakness.George E. Condon Jr., National JournalMon, 10 Nov 2014 12:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/11/stung-home-obama-embarks-his-longest-foreign-trip/98555/Defense1000 Words / Shutterstock.com file photo