Defense

House Democrats Hope to Curb Diversions of Pentagon Spending to Border Wall

Armed Services members’ bill targets Defense Department construction fund transfers.

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Trump’s Counter-Iran Moves Are Provocative, But They’re Not War

Truly bad messaging is undermining trust among allies and the American public — and increasing the chance of accidental escalation.

Pentagon Parts Contractor Draws Bipartisan Outrage Over Pricing

Sen. Grassley asks acting Defense chief for action on overcharges exposed by watchdog.

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Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson greets Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak in Warsaw.

U.S., Poland to Discuss Potential F-35 Sale, Air Force Secretary Says

Warsaw’s eagerness to buy the Joint Strike Fighter came up during Heather Wilson’s April visit to Poland.

Newly Unveiled Pentagon Fraud Report Names 9 Debarred Contractors

From 2013-2017, investigators pursued 1,059 criminal cases and convicted 1,087 defendants.

Trump Taps Shanahan To Lead Defense, Ending Months of Speculation

The nomination marks the beginning of the end of the tenure of the longest-serving acting defense secretary.

White nationalists and counter protesters clash in during a rally that turned violent resulting in the death of one and multiple injuries in 2017 in Charlottesville, Va..

The FBI Has 850 Open Domestic Terrorism Investigations

Homegrown extremism is rising, one year after the Trump administration cut funding to programs that counter hate groups.

The U.S. Air Force’s 45th Space Wing supported SpaceX’s successful launch of the KoreaSat-5A satellite aboard a Falcon 9 rocket.

CBO: Space Force Could Cost $3B Up Front, $1.3B Annually

The new independent analysis comes as lawmakers weigh the creation of a new branch of the military.

National Security Adviser John Bolton enters the West Wing of the White House, Friday, May 3, 2019, in Washington.

Senior Military and Trump Officials in Washington Escalate Iran Warnings

General says sending aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers is not a pretext for war.

An F-35A taxis during a combat exercise at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, on May 1.

Price Drop: Lockheed Pitches $80M F-35A to Pentagon

That’s the cheapest price yet for the Air Force version of the fifth-generation jet.

A Marine Corps F-35B sits in front of a US Air Force F-25A at the 2016 Royal International Air Tattoo, Fairford, UK.

Don’t Expect the Military’s Next Fighter to Be Joint

While the Navy’s and Air Force’s next tactical jet might share some capabilities, a Navy official says, they won’t share an airframe.

Newport News Shipbuilders lifted a 704-metric-ton aunit into Dry Dock 12, where construction of the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CVN-79) is taking shape.

Robots and Lasers Are Bringing Shipbuilding into the Digital Age

Even decades-old aircraft carriers are being mapped onto digital models at Newport News Shipbuilding.

Fighter Jets with Missile-Killing Lasers Take Another Step Toward Reality

U.S. Air Force says a ground-based laser downed multiple test missiles over New Mexico.

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