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Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron walk to a military parade in Paris in July.

Trump Wants a Military Parade — So What?

Displays of weaponry in Washington are rare, unlike in other capitals.

Jim Mattis briefs reporters on Wednesday.

Two-Year Budget Deal Would Give Pentagon $700B in 2018

The deal comes with a new continuing resolution to give House and Senate lawmakers time to work out details.

DHS’s New Plan for Refugee Screening Looks a Lot Like TSA PreCheck

Forget bans. Risk-based screening is the new way to vet refugees, and it could be useful for visa applicants as well.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan

Pentagon Warns CEOs: Protect Your Data or Lose Our Contracts

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan says cyber security should be a top priority for its contractors.

An Echostar 105/SES-11 mission launches in October.

U.S. Air Force Looks For New Ways to Buy, Protect Satellites

Ideas include smaller constellations — perhaps even spacecraft built to commercial standards.

Missile launchers are shown before a Red Square military parade in 2016.

Pentagon Confirms It’s Developing Nuclear Cruise Missile to Counter a Similar Russian One

The new Nuclear Posture Review nods to North Korea, China, and Iran but devotes most of its time to Russian threats and U.S. deterrence.

A Syrian Democratic Forces fighter in the liberated soccer stadium-turned-prison where ISIS held locals, Raqqa, Syria, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Now, SDF is holding captive 'hundreds' of ISIS foreign fighters.

U.S.-Backed Syrian Force Holding ‘Hundreds’ of ISIS Foreign Fighters

A day after CENTCOM'S leader says they should face prosecution at home, Trump hints at Gitmo option.

Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Harrigan, commander of the U.S. Air Forces Central Command, speaks with a Qatari Emiri Air Force leader at the QEAF Family Cultural Exchange at Al Udeid Air Base in December.

Qatar Wants to Host U.S. Ships, Expand Air Base For American Families

Amid the Saudi-led blockade, the Qatari defense minister came to Washington seeking deeper ties with U.S.

The Coast Guard Gulf Strike Team continues to respond to rescue requests in the great Houston area in August.

Half of the U.S. Military’s Sites Are Vulnerable to Climate Change. Now What?

Next up: figuring out what bases, airfields, and naval stations need help first, says the former Pentagon appointee who started the survey.