Defense

Trump Threatens to 'Totally Destroy North Korea'

The president also hinted at the UN General Assembly that the U.S. might quit the Iran nuclear agreement.

Read more September 19, 2017 Leave a comment Evan Vucci/AP

Vietnam War: Who Was Right About What Went Wrong – and Why it Matters in Afghanistan

Was Vietnam 'a quagmire' or a 'stalemate machine'? Understanding this 50-year-old debate can shed light on why the U.S. is currently locked into a 'forever war.'

Read more September 19, 2017 Leave a comment

In Mexico, Mattis Plays Down Political Rhetoric, Seeks to Build Trust

Defense Secretary Mattis touts "a growing relationship built on trust and respect" between the U.S. and Mexican militaries.

Read more September 18, 2017 Leave a comment
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Pompeo called Manning an "American traitor."

Harvard Rescinded Chelsea Manning’s Fellowship after CIA Chief Mike Pompeo Cancelled a Visit

He says he objected to the former soldier as a convicted felon and that his criticism had nothing to do with her being a transgender woman.

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Could Whale Migration Be the Key to Smarter Naval Operations?

DARPA wants to use marine life as “living sensors” in the internet of things network.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrives at a missile alert facility in North Dakota on Sept. 13, 2017.

At U.S. Nuclear Weapons Base, Mattis Signals Support for Triad

But the Defense chief stopped short of endorsing all types of new nuclear weapons in development.

Analysts Are Quitting the State Department’s Anti-Propaganda Team

The Global Engagement Center is struggling to keep up with its missions: countering ISIS recruitment and Russian disinformation.

Nextgov Eugene Kaspersky, Russian antivirus programs developer and chief executive of Russia's Kaspersky Lab, stands in front of a window decorated with programming code's symbols at his company's headquarters in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, July 1, 2017.

Trump Administration Orders Russian Anti-virus Off All Government Systems

The move follows months of suggestions Kaspersky is too close to the Kremlin.

 Air Force C-130s will be spraying 6 million acres in Texas for mosquitoes.

Swarmed With Mosquitoes After Harvey, Texas Calls in the Air Force

The Air Force is spraying a controversial insecticide across 6 million acres to kill mosquitoes brought in by Hurricane Harvey.

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said the bill includes "important efforts to reorganize the Department of Defense, spur innovation in defense technology, and improve defense acquisition and business operations."

White House Objects to Parts of Defense Bill that Curb President’s Power

Trump wants Senate to reconsider presidential pay authority and rejection of another base–closing round.

he acquisition cost of the next Air Force One won’t be known until sometime next year. Even with the purchase deal done for the two 747-8s, the customization work to ready them for presidential transport won’t start until 2019

Searching for $1 Billion: Inside the Pentagon’s Struggle to Match Trump’s Air Force One Boast

Details emerge about Boeing’s cost-saving pitches at Mar-a-Lago, and what Air Force leaders are really planning to cut. First to go: aerial refueling.

  Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and U.S. Army Gen. John Nicholson, commander of Resolute Support, host a joint press conference at the Resolute Support Headquarters in Kabul in April.

Afghanistan is Now Officially James Mattis’ War

Donald Trump's speech on "principled realism" in Afghanistan contained few surprises. Now, under the aegis of DOD chief Mattis it is the latest stage in America’s "forever war."

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Nations That Hack the U.S. Could Face ‘Real World’ Consequences, Homeland Security Adviser Warned

The administration wants to punish hackers in a way that "modifies behavior," Tom Bossert said.

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