Defense

Senior Defense Officials Offer Dueling Pricetags for Space Force

Hours after the Pentagon’s No. 2 floated a sub-$5 billion figure, the Air Force secretary stood by her $13-billion estimate.

Read more November 16, 2018 Leave a comment Paulina Glass/Defense One

Pentagon Began Clampdown on Senior Leaders’ Public Speaking Months Ago, Memos Reveal

DOD says it’s to save money and time. Critics say it’s to avoid conflict with the president.

Read more November 15, 2018 Leave a comment

‘Redo’ Nuclear Posture Review, Says Next House Armed Services Chair

Rep. Adam Smith laid out new terms for a debate over the Pentagon’s plans to expand the military’s nuclear arsenal.

Read more November 15, 2018 Leave a comment
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Latest Count of 'Revolving Door' Defense Contractors Names Names

Advocacy group blasts ethics law "loopholes" that allow agency alums to lobby.

Supersonic Bizjets May Attract Pentagon Interest

Three teams are pursuing latter-day SSTs. The U.S. military might have use for them.

An American Citizen Tried to Join ISIS. Does That Make Him an ‘Enemy Combatant’?

The U.S. military quietly released “John Doe” last week after holding him in detention in Iraq for 13 months, with no charges.

Combined forces participate in a live fire exercise at Camp Taji, Iraq, in August.

U.S.-Backed Forces in Iraq, Syria May Face Challenges for Years

Latest report by three inspectors general details weakness in anti-ISIS effort.

Northrop Grumman Pays $27.5 Million Under False Claims Act

Contractor admits inflated billing on Air Force battlefield communications contracts.

Trump Sparks Outrage with Claims That Rocks Should Be Treated As Firearms

But there is precedent for firing on rock-throwers on the border. CBP agents have done so on numerous occasions.

The watchdog found that the $1.5 million-per-day effort to reduce dependence on the poppy harvest for the narcotics trade has failed, with poppy cultivation this year at four times the level of 2002.

Another Grim War-Zone Review from U.S. Afghanistan Watchdog

Kabul government’s control over territory diminishes further as civilian casualties rise.

Soldiers prepare their vehicles on Oct. 31 to roll out from Fort Hood to the border.

The Pentagon, Soldiers And Taxpayers Will Pay For Trump’s Border-Troops Order

The Department of Defense is scrambling to figure out where 15,000 soldiers would come from

The U.S. Military Held an American as an Enemy Combatant for Over a Year. Here’s What That Means.

The case could have upended the entire war on ISIS. Instead, it’s changing how we treat some detainees.

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., is pressing for faster action.

Intel Community Promises Security Clearance Standards Within the Year

Sen. Warner criticizes OMB and Homeland Security for a lack of urgency in pushing reforms.

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