Defense

U.S. Forces in South Korea: A Seven-Decade Commitment

Since the Korean War, U.S. troops have helped South Korea with military training and planning. Our Speed Read describes the regular joint exercises designed to deter North Korean aggression.

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House Passes Defense Authorization With Significant Headquarters Cuts

It includes a 25 percent funding cut for activities such as human resources, services contracts and real property management.

Pentagon Is Speeding Up Arms Exports to Saudi Arabia, Other Allies

A recent law allows one-size-fits-most-allies contracts, the U.S. military’s head weapons buyer explains.

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A man watches a TV screen showing file footage of U.S. President Donald Trump, right, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul on May 16.

Donald Trump’s Letter to Kim Jong Un

The president sent a terse note to North Korea’s leader, citing “the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement.”

America’s Security Chief Decided Not To Read The Official U.S. Report On Russian Interference

But Trump's own cabinet members testified last year that they agreed with its findings.

 Young detainees are being escorted to an area to make phone calls as hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children are being processed and held at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center in Nogales, Ariz., in 2014.

Trump Can Hold Immigrant Kids In Military Facilities — If He Turns Them Into Shelters

Any spaces used to detain children must meet a long list of criteria in order to comply with U.S. laws.

Pompeo Declares Economic War on Iran

The U.S. secretary of state vowed “unprecedented financial pressure in the form of the strongest sanctions in history.”

Contractors Oppose Proposed Limit on Federal Bid Protests

Pentagon wants fewer “second bites at the apple” for companies.

Senate Confirms Gina Haspel to Be the First Woman to Lead the CIA

Several Democrats set aside concerns about Haspel's past involvement in the torture of suspected terrorists.

The White House Is Discussing Replacements For Homeland Security Chief Kirstjen Nielsen

Nielsen is being blamed in the White House for failing to get the funds for Trump's border wall.

People watch a TV screen showing file footage of U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Seoul on Wednesday.

North Korea's Dangerous Game of Telephone With the United States

Kim Jong Un “has been playing a high-risk, high-return game. And he has never lost a bet thus far.”

Three U.S. Air Force C-5 Galaxy cargo aircraft sit lined up on the flightline at Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass.

The Air Force Is Adding Algorithms to Predict When Planes Will Break

The airlines already use predictive maintenance technology. Now the service’s materiel chief says it’s a “must-do for us.”

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