Defense

New Armed Services Chair Says He Will Fund Military, Not Drive Foreign Policy ‘Like McCain Did’

'My job is to make sure we have the resources...I try not to get into debates,’ Inhofe says in an exclusive interview.

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The Government’s Bioterror-Response Website May Be Leaking Sensitive Data

DHS inspectors and a whistleblower say the site, which would be used to coordinate federal responses to a bioterror attack, isn’t secure.

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Trump’s New Africa Plan: Fewer U.S. Troops and Aid, More Investment and Deals

U.S. Army Africa troops train with regional allies during the United Accord 2018 exercise in Accra, Ghana, July 16, 2018.

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Garry Reid, director for defense intelligence and security, told the House Armed Services Committee Wednesday the Pentagon is preparing to take over the clearance process.

Security Clearance Backlog Dips as Pentagon Gears Up to Take Over Processing

The move will entail absorbing the National Background Investigations Bureau and its 2,000 employees.

A Visa Services gazebo stands outside as the first group of Visa applicants to go into the new United States Embassy building in London, wait in line outside, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.

Trump’s New Vetting Center Just Opened. Will It Make Us Safer?

Too little is known about the visa and immigration center, including the extent of its authority and whether adding a bureaucratic layer will cause more problems than it solves.

An SM-3 missile interceptor launches in Hawaii.

Test Validates New U.S. Interceptor for European, Japanese Missile Shields

In a first, an SM-3 shot down an intermediate-range ballistic target.

Memorials and messages hang on a fence at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, near the one-year anniversary of the shooting.

Air Force Security Had Four Chances to Block Firearms of Texas Church Shooter

IG probe of troubled veteran’s background recommends tighter gun control laws.

An F-35 Lightning II from the 461st Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, California, soars over the Mojave Desert on a test sortie.

The F-35 Is About to Get A Lot Smarter

A California company is looking to accelerate the Defense Department’s embrace of artificial intelligence, starting with some of its most important aircraft.

Pilots from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings taxi F-35As on the runway in preparation for a combat power exercise Nov. 19, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

Analysis: Would a $700 Billion Budget Really Sink the Pentagon?

Resistance is already forming to a proposed decrease in 2020 spending. It’s important to understand just what that decrease means.

A U.S. Navy special warfare combatant craft crew returns from a simulated mission to recover a hijacked tanker Apr 3, in Kuwait territorial waters as part of exercise Eagle Resolve 2017.

Lawmakers Probe Role of Special Operations in Great Power Competition

The two four-stars up to lead CENTCOM and SOCOM faced questions about how their commands will change under the National Defense Strategy.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks to reporters at the Capitol after a briefing by CIA Director Gina Haspel on the slaying of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Washington on Dec. 4, 2018.

The CIA Presented a ‘Smoking Gun’ on Khashoggi. What’s the Senate Going to Do About it?

Lindsey Graham and others emerged from a CIA briefing convinced that Trump and SecDef Mattis are wrong about the murder.

Two firefighters take a short break during a mop-up operation in a burn pit at a landfill on Forward Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq (IRQ), in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Analysis: Deployed Civilians Can’t Get Worker’s Comp — and That’s Bad News for a Military that Depends on Them

Thanks to a legal double standard, a civilian injured or sickened in a warzone has an impossible burden of proof.

Mattis ‘Optimistic’ Pentagon Will Get Needed Budget from White House, Democrats

Mattis tells nervous defense industry execs and conservatives at Reagan National Defense Forum he doesn’t expect sharp budget cuts from House Democrats and President Trump.

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