Defense

Brain Scans Help Shed Light On The PTSD Brain, But They Cannot Diagnose PTSD

The brain can do a lot, but it is vulnerable, especially to traumatic events. Over the years, researchers have learned the unique ways in which it is damaged by experiencing or witnessing trauma.

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Acting Pentagon Chief Responds to Continuing Academy Sexual Assaults

Prompted by Sen. Martha McSally’s dramatic personal testimony, Shanahan created a new task force to recommend changes.

Pentagon Marks First Day of New Transgender Policy

Some 1,400 service members have been diagnosed with gender dysphoria.

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U.S. Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson speaks in Hawaii in 2016.

How the Navy’s Top Commander Botched the Highest-Profile Investigation in Years

The Navy said it was abandoning all remaining criminal charges against sailors involved in fatal accidents in the Pacific. Here’s how the actions of the chief of naval operations helped doom the cases.

The Pentagon is increasing its funding request for research and engineering this year.

The Pentagon Is Killing a Key Independent-Research Program

For decades, JASON studies helped DOD and other agencies get outside perspectives on scientific and technical topics.

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan speaks at the 35th Space Symposium.

Shanahan Touts Unity in Space-Force Pitch, But Disagreements Clearly Remain

It’s a key week for proponents of the Trump administration’s space reorganization — and their detractors.

An Atlas V rocket launches from Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The base is not listed as a candidate for U.S. Space Command.

Sorry, Florida, Looks Like You’re Not Getting U.S. Space Command

Despite lobbying, Sunshine State left off shortlist for command’s new headquarters.

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions placed thwarting leaks high on his agenda.

Agencies Under Trump Are Reporting More Leaks of Classified Information

Transparency activist using FOIA finds more than double the rate under Obama.

U.S. Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Michael Francica, with Combat Logistics Battalion 8, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, pilots an InstantEye quadcopter during an operations check for Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory, April. 29, 2018.

The Navy Is Assembling a Hacker Team to Fight Off Small Drones

Engineers, researchers, and hackers will seek ways to protect warships and bases from hobby-type drones modified to kill.

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan John Sopko

Fate of Afghanistan Hinges on Donor Funds, Watchdog Warns

Inspector general’s "high-risk" report urges planning for major future expenditures.

Patrick Shanahan’s Endless Limbo

He’s still a contender for the top job at the Department of Defense. But the more he’s in the public eye, the more his obstacles mount.

Contracted employees of the Environmental Restoration, LLC company deploy a spill containment boom around the Offutt Air Force Base fuel storage area as a precautionary measure March 18, 2019 following flooding of the southeast portion of the base.

Air Force: We Need $5 Billion To Fix Weather-Damaged Bases

Without the cash, service says it will cut pilot training, ground planes, stop other base construction projects.

Comptroller and acting Deputy Defense Secretary David Norquist prepares to testify before the House Armed Services Committee.

Pentagon Begins Moving Border Wall Money Despite House Objection

Acting deputy Norquist cites authorities while defending spending request and audit.

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