Defense

The Old-School Double-Agent Tactics Governments Will Use To Erode Trust

Forget fake news—governments will increasingly manufacture entire fake movements.

Read more September 25, 2018 Leave a comment Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP

Trump Signals an Openness to Talks with Iran

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley appeared on Sunday morning’s news shows and took a hardline on Iran, but said the president would react favorably if Iran expressed interest in meeting.

Read more September 24, 2018 Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Liked His Trump Summit So Much, He’s Calling For Another One

Kim Jong Un is likely aiming for economic concessions and a long-elusive peace treaty.

Read more September 21, 2018 Leave a comment
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Soldiers from 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division and airmen from 5th Air Support Operations Squadron, along with observer-controllers, prepare for a Joint Air Attack Team exercise.

Army to Up-Armor Two More Brigades

An infantry unit will get Strykers, and a Stryker brigade will shift to tanks, part of the Pentagon's focus on great-power competition.

File photo of Todd Harrison, director of Defense Budget Analysis at the Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank in Washington.

USAF’s Space Force Cost-Estimate Is Likely Too High: Analyst

Todd Harrison says $13 billion is a high-ball figure meant to shift the debate.

Dockless scooters are show in D.C. in April.

Pentagon Declares War on Scooters

After seven rental scooters were abandoned at the Pentagon following this year’s September 11 remembrances, police say they will begin impounding the unauthorized rides. Bikes, too.

Trump's Order to Reveal Docs Could Undermine Secret Court System

"No one should be happy about the weaponization of declassification," security expert says.

U.S. Global Media Agency Launches Farsi Service to Reach Iranians

Newly renamed broadcasting board also anticipates first fully empowered CEO.

A helicopter flies over Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Jan. 30, 2018.

On 9/11 Anniversary, U.S. Nears 17 Years of War in Afghanistan

An American soldier killed in Afghanistan this summer wasn’t yet 3 when the war began. Seventeen years after 9/11, America still seems determined to keep fighting.

A coalition member hangs an 81-millimeter mortar prior to launching it at a known ISIS location near the Iraqi-Syrian border in May.

White House Chaos is Having an Impact on the Ground in Syria, and Beyond

The power struggle at the top of the world’s greatest military power and largest economy has never been more visible than in recent days.

Defense Management Chief Reportedly On His Way Out Over Performance Problems

John Gibson was working on reductions in headquarters overhead and largest-ever financial audit.

From left, graduate student Anton Cottrill, Dr. Jacopo Buongiorno and Dr. Michael Strano try out neoprene wetsuits at MIT’s athletic center.

The Navy Is Hacking Wetsuits for Arctic Warfare

A new wetsuit treatment could allow troops to operate in frigid water for far longer.

Homeland Security Department Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen speaks at The George Washington University on Wednesday.

Homeland Security Chief Previews Toughened 'Resiliency Agenda'

Trump administration declares end to “days of cyber surrender.”

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