Defense

U.S. Army Contradictions Muddy Humvee-Replacement Plan

The service intends to buy 500 fewer JLTVs next year — but will it still buy the total planned 49,000?

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Pentagon Watchdog Launches Probe of Acting Defense Chief's Boeing Ties

Shanahan welcomes the investigation pushed by Democrats and transparency group.

Space Force’s Projected Size Drifts Upward, Drawing Concern on Capitol Hill

Despite “lean” pledges, aides are skeptical about the size of the proposed branch and the number of generals who will lead it.

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Air Force One: New Estimate Bumps Total Cost By Nearly One-Third

The $5.3 billion price tag is the Pentagon’s first public accounting to include the new hangars and various other costs.

Trump and Kim meet in Hanoi in February.

The U.S. and North Korea Are Back to Talking Tough

Pyongyang’s latest threats don’t necessarily mean diplomacy is dead. But they are a sign of just how deadlocked nuclear talks have become.

Two U.S. private security contractors investigate the site where a military armored bus was damaged by a roadside bomb on the highway near Baghdad International Airport in Baghdad, Iraq in 2004.

Who Are The Private Contractors Fighting In Iraq And Afghanistan? An Inside Look At This Invisible Military Force

A new study looks at obituaries of private military contractors killed at war. The majority are white men with significant military experience.

French President Emmanuel Macron, meets with Gen Tod D. Wolters, commander of the US Air Forces in Europe, 2nd right, while visiting the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, north of Paris, Monday, June 19, 2017.

Trump Picks New Top NATO Commander

Top U.S. Air Force general in Europe will lead alliance as Trump officials continue to berate members for more money.

Pentagon Wants to Test A Space-Based Weapon in 2023

Defense officials have asked for $304 million to fund research into space-based lasers and particle beams, and other new forms of missile defense next year.

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., left, welcomes Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan to testify on the Department of Defense budget, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 14, 2019.

Acting SecDef: ‘We Won’t Do Cost-Plus-50’

In his first testimony to Congress as acting Pentagon chief, Shanahan called “erroneous” the reports of the proposal to make allies pay more.

From left, transgender military members Navy Lt. Cmdr. Blake Dremann, Army Capt. Alivia Stehlik, Army Capt. Jennifer Peace, Army Staff Sgt. Patricia King and Navy Petty Officer Third Class Akira Wyatt, attend a February hearing on Capitol Hill.

Pentagon’s Fine-Tuned Transgender Policy Draws Flak

Though not a ban, Trump approach denies accommodations for "gender dysphoria."

Electronics Technician 2nd Class Makayla Burgan, Security Plus Lead Instructor teaches fleet students VMWare software applications for the shipboard Consolidated Afloat Network Enterprise Services (CANES) system.

Top Navy Admiral Warns of Cyber Attacks Against Brass

CNO says that’s why the service stopped publishing promotion lists in October.

Pentagon Forced to Go to Trial on Withheld FOIA Documents

Small business group has long sought subcontractor data from Sikorsky.

Then House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, speaks during a hearing on the FY2019 budget April 12, 2018.

Lawmakers Question Pentagon’s Use of ‘Slush Fund’ to Skirt Budget Caps

Almost one-quarter of the 2020 defense budget is in OCO. That's sure to come up when Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan testifies on Thursday.

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