Government Executive - Defensehttp://www.govexec.com/defense/Critical information about management of national security organizationsen-usSat, 30 Aug 2014 11:00:00 -0400National Guard Turns to Food Banks Because Rick Perry Hasn't Paid Themhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/national-guard-turns-food-banks-because-rick-perry-hasnt-paid-them/92816/The National Guard troops Texas Gov. Rick Perry ordered to the U.S. Mexico border last month are using food and gas aid from a local food bank because they haven't been paid in weeks.Arit John, The WireSat, 30 Aug 2014 11:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/national-guard-turns-food-banks-because-rick-perry-hasnt-paid-them/92816/Defense Christopher Halloran/Shutterstock.comNational Guard Pilot Was Killed in Virginia Crashhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/national-guard-pilot-was-killed-virginia-crash/92807/Two-day search and rescue effort involved more than 100 local, state, and federal officials and volunteers.Shirley Li, The WireFri, 29 Aug 2014 16:52:05 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/national-guard-pilot-was-killed-virginia-crash/92807/DefenseCol. James Keefe of the Massachusetts Air National Guard takes questions on the crash.Steven Senne/APU.S. Won't Raise Terror Threat Level Even Though U.K.'s Is 'Severe'http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/us-wont-raise-terror-threat-level-even-though-uks-severe/92801/The U.S. threat level remains the same, officials said, despite the U.K.'s move to raise its level to "severe" in response to the Islamic State.Russell BermanFri, 29 Aug 2014 16:28:08 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/us-wont-raise-terror-threat-level-even-though-uks-severe/92801/DefenseU.K. Prime Minister David Cameron announced the move Friday.Frederic Legrand/Shutterstock.com file photoU.S. Tells Russia to 'Stop Lying' About Its Involvement in Ukrainehttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/us-tells-russia-stop-lying-about-its-involvement-ukraine/92753/The United Nations Security Council held an emergency meeting Thursday to discuss the conflict.Marina Koren, National JournalFri, 29 Aug 2014 10:07:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/us-tells-russia-stop-lying-about-its-involvement-ukraine/92753/DefenseProtestors rally against Russia in Kharkiv in March.Mariia Golovianko / Shutterstock.comSen. Feinstein Pushes to Delay Release of CIA Torture Reporthttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/sen-feinstein-pushes-delay-release-cia-torture-report/92696/The classified torture report will come out only on her timeline.Dustin Volz, National JournalThu, 28 Aug 2014 16:18:12 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/sen-feinstein-pushes-delay-release-cia-torture-report/92696/DefenseFlickr user sdmcSister of Suspected Boston Marathon Bombers Arrested for Bomb Threathttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/sister-suspected-boston-marathon-bombers-arrested-bomb-threat/92681/"I know people who can put a bomb on you,” Tsarnaeva allegedly said.David Ludwig, The WireThu, 28 Aug 2014 15:53:51 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/sister-suspected-boston-marathon-bombers-arrested-bomb-threat/92681/DefenseMark Garfinkel/Boston Herald/APFort Lee Releases Name of 33-Year-Old Female Shooterhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/fort-lee-releases-name-33-year-old-female-shooter/92531/Sgt. 1st Class Paula M. Walker was a human resources specialist stationed at the base since December 2011.Shirley Li, The WireWed, 27 Aug 2014 14:49:57 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/fort-lee-releases-name-33-year-old-female-shooter/92531/DefenseFlickr user McCann WorldgroupMilitary Jet Crashes in Virginiahttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/military-jet-crashes-virginia/92522/Jet was flying from Massachusetts to New Orleans.Shirley Li, The WireWed, 27 Aug 2014 12:44:40 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/military-jet-crashes-virginia/92522/DefenseAn F-15C fighter jet similar to the one that crashed awaits midair refueling. Tech. Sgt. William Buchanan/U.S. Air National GuardCoast Guard Narrowly Avoids Sparking World War IIIhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/coast-guard-narrowly-avoids-sparking-world-war-iii/92489/A Coast Guard fired a single shot at an Iranian boat in the Persian Gulf. Somehow, We are not at war with Iran.Russell Berman, The WireWed, 27 Aug 2014 09:51:21 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/coast-guard-narrowly-avoids-sparking-world-war-iii/92489/DefenseCoast Guard ships traverse the Persian Gulf in 2003.Defense Department file photoISIL Demands $6.6M Ransom for 26-Year-Old American Womanhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/isil-demands-66m-ransom-26-year-old-american-woman/92468/ISIL also asked for the release of Aafia Siddiqui, a neuroscientist who in 2010 was convicted of trying to kill U.S. officials.Shirley Li, The WireTue, 26 Aug 2014 17:08:42 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/isil-demands-66m-ransom-26-year-old-american-woman/92468/DefenseAP Photo/Susan WalshHow Obama Plans to Fix Veterans’ Mental Health Carehttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/how-obama-plans-fix-veterans-mental-health-care/92432/The White House boasts progress on improving services, but Republicans aren’t impressed.Eric KatzTue, 26 Aug 2014 15:25:31 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/how-obama-plans-fix-veterans-mental-health-care/92432/DefensePresident Obama announced new mental health initiatives during the American Legion national convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Aug. 26, 2014. Chuck Burton/Associated PressNo, the Ferguson Police's Weapons Did Not Come From the Pentagonhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/no-ferguson-polices-weapons-did-not-come-pentagon/92384/The question of police militarization may not be purely the military's to answer.Emma Roller, National JournalTue, 26 Aug 2014 09:46:47 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/no-ferguson-polices-weapons-did-not-come-pentagon/92384/DefensePolice prepare to advance after using tear gas to disperse protesters in Ferguson, Mo. Charlie Riedel/APAll Clear at Fort Lee Army Base After Report of Shooterhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/shooter-reported-fort-lee-army-base-virginia/92288/The military post had reported an active shooting situation via social media Monday morning.Marina Koren, National JournalMon, 25 Aug 2014 10:02:15 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/shooter-reported-fort-lee-army-base-virginia/92288/DefenseUnited States Army file photoBritish Intelligence Reportedly IDs James Foley's Executionerhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/british-intelligence-reportedly-ids-james-foleys-executioner/92273/"Jihad John" is believed to be Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, a 23-year-old from London who went to Syria to join Islamist forces last year.Dashiell Bennett, The WireMon, 25 Aug 2014 08:32:04 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/british-intelligence-reportedly-ids-james-foleys-executioner/92273/DefenseISIL via YouTubeWhite House Calls James Foley's Murder a 'Terrorist Attack'http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/white-house-calls-james-foleys-murder-terrorist-attack/92240/"If you come after Americans, we're going to come after you, wherever you are."Emma Roller, National JournalFri, 22 Aug 2014 15:52:12 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/white-house-calls-james-foleys-murder-terrorist-attack/92240/Defensetrekandshoot/Shutterstock.comDoes the News of Foley's Failed Rescue Put Troops At Risk?http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/does-news-foleys-failed-rescue-put-troops-risk/92186/Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Calif., said leak is "outrageous."Russell Berman, The WireFri, 22 Aug 2014 11:32:35 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/does-news-foleys-failed-rescue-put-troops-risk/92186/DefenseRep. Howard "Buck" McKeonFlickr user Talk Radio News ServiceGAO: Pentagon Didn't File Paperwork for Berghdal's Prisoner Swap In Timely Mannerhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/gao-pentagon-didnt-file-paperwork-berghdals-prisoner-swap-timely-manner/92162/Report is already riling up to the Republican base.David Ludwig, The WireFri, 22 Aug 2014 09:26:24 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/gao-pentagon-didnt-file-paperwork-berghdals-prisoner-swap-timely-manner/92162/DefenseAP file photoChuck Hagel: ISIL Is 'Beyond Anything' The U.S. Has Seenhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/chuck-hagel-isil-beyond-anything-us-has-seen/92141/Obama administration officials signal a lengthy U.S. engagement in Iraq to fight the extremist group.Clara Ritger, National JournalThu, 21 Aug 2014 17:23:46 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/chuck-hagel-isil-beyond-anything-us-has-seen/92141/DefenseDefense DepartmentGOP Hawks Push Obama to Up the Ante After Foleyhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/gop-hawks-push-obama-ante-after-foley/92132/Push includes new support for U.S. ground troops, if not (yet) a full-scale re-invasion of the country.Russell Berman, The WireThu, 21 Aug 2014 16:35:55 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/gop-hawks-push-obama-ante-after-foley/92132/Defense"We have to go in, and it's more than pin-prick airstrikes," Sen. John McCain , R-Ariz., said Thursday on Fox News. Alan Freed/Shutterstock.comFBI Hostage Negotiators Share Their Insight on the James Foley Tragedyhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/fbi-hostage-negotiators-share-their-insight-james-foley-tragedy/92114/Foley's murders have threatened to kill another one, Steven Sotloff, unless the U.S. ends its campaign against them.Polly Mosendz, The WireThu, 21 Aug 2014 16:15:57 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/fbi-hostage-negotiators-share-their-insight-james-foley-tragedy/92114/DefenseAP file photoU.S. Refused to Pay ISIL's Ransom Demands for James Foleyhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/us-refused-pay-isils-ransom-demands-james-foley/92024/Captors sought $100 million and a prisoner exchange.Adam Chandler, The WireThu, 21 Aug 2014 10:24:49 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/us-refused-pay-isils-ransom-demands-james-foley/92024/DefenseSteven Senn/AP file photoObama: 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/AP