Government Executive - Defense 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 Them 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 -0400 Christopher Halloran/Shutterstock.comNational Guard Pilot Was Killed in Virginia Crash 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 -0400 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' 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 -0400 Prime Minister David Cameron announced the move Friday.Frederic Legrand/ file photoU.S. Tells Russia to 'Stop Lying' About Its Involvement in Ukraine United Nations Security Council held an emergency meeting Thursday to discuss the conflict.Marina Koren, National JournalFri, 29 Aug 2014 10:07:00 -0400 rally against Russia in Kharkiv in March.Mariia Golovianko / Shutterstock.comSen. Feinstein Pushes to Delay Release of CIA Torture Report classified torture report will come out only on her timeline.Dustin Volz, National JournalThu, 28 Aug 2014 16:18:12 -0400 user sdmcSister of Suspected Boston Marathon Bombers Arrested for Bomb Threat"I know people who can put a bomb on you,” Tsarnaeva allegedly said.David Ludwig, The WireThu, 28 Aug 2014 15:53:51 -0400 Garfinkel/Boston Herald/APFort Lee Releases Name of 33-Year-Old Female Shooter 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 -0400 user McCann WorldgroupMilitary Jet Crashes in Virginia was flying from Massachusetts to New Orleans.Shirley Li, The WireWed, 27 Aug 2014 12:44:40 -0400 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 III 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 -0400 Guard ships traverse the Persian Gulf in 2003.Defense Department file photoISIL Demands $6.6M Ransom for 26-Year-Old American Woman 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 -0400 Photo/Susan WalshHow Obama Plans to Fix Veterans’ Mental Health Care White House boasts progress on improving services, but Republicans aren’t impressed.Eric KatzTue, 26 Aug 2014 15:25:31 -0400 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 Pentagon question of police militarization may not be purely the military's to answer.Emma Roller, National JournalTue, 26 Aug 2014 09:46:47 -0400 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 Shooter military post had reported an active shooting situation via social media Monday morning.Marina Koren, National JournalMon, 25 Aug 2014 10:02:15 -0400 States Army file photoBritish Intelligence Reportedly IDs James Foley's Executioner"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 -0400 via YouTubeWhite House Calls James Foley's Murder a 'Terrorist Attack'"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 -0400 the News of Foley's Failed Rescue Put Troops At Risk? Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Calif., said leak is "outrageous."Russell Berman, The WireFri, 22 Aug 2014 11:32:35 -0400 Howard "Buck" McKeonFlickr user Talk Radio News ServiceGAO: Pentagon Didn't File Paperwork for Berghdal's Prisoner Swap In Timely Manner is already riling up to the Republican base.David Ludwig, The WireFri, 22 Aug 2014 09:26:24 -0400 file photoChuck Hagel: ISIL Is 'Beyond Anything' The U.S. Has Seen 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 -0400 DepartmentGOP Hawks Push Obama to Up the Ante After Foley 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 -0400"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 Tragedy'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 -0400 file photoU.S. Refused to Pay ISIL's Ransom Demands for James Foley sought $100 million and a prisoner exchange.Adam Chandler, The WireThu, 21 Aug 2014 10:24:49 -0400 Senn/AP file photoObama: ISIL 'Has No Place in the 21st Century' condemns militant group responsible for the murder of journalist James Foley.Matt Berman and Marina Koren, National JournalWed, 20 Aug 2014 17:19:38 -0400 Photo/Jacquelyn MartinJohn Kerry: ISIL 'Must Be Destroyed' of State has strong words about the U.S. mission against the militant group.Marina Koren, National JournalWed, 20 Aug 2014 15:49:32 -0400 DepartmentPentagon Fires Back At Critics of 'Police Militarization' Program 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 -0400"We don’t push equipment on anybody" John Kirby told reporters this week.Defense DepartmentWhy the National Guard Is Coming to Ferguson look at the soldiers being called in to keep the peace.Kaveh Waddell, National JournalMon, 18 Aug 2014 16:35:56 -0400 talk after deploying tear gas Sunday evening in Ferguson, Missouri.Charlie Riedel/AP