Defense

Trump Says U.S. Troops Shouldn’t Be ‘Policemen’ in Afghanistan. So Why Are They There?

In a puzzling Oval Office press conference, the commander-in-chief throws his purported strategy into doubt.

Defense

The U.S.’s Toxic Agent Orange Legacy

Washington has admitted to the long-lasting effects of dioxin use in Vietnam, but has largely sidestepped the issue in neighboring Cambodia and Laos.

Tech

Did the U.S. Invent Lyme Disease in the 1960s? The House Aims to Find Out

A decades-old conspiracy theory says Cold War bioweapons research is sickening tens of thousands of Americans a year.

Defense

Sen. Warren Spars with Defense Secretary Nominee Over His Lobbyist Work

The Democratic presidential candidate said that Mark Esper, who has declined to recuse himself from Raytheon-related decisions, should not lead the Pentagon.

Defense

Inside the Pentagon’s Game of Musical Chairs

Richard V. Spencer is the year’s third acting defense secretary — but there are a lot more moving pieces than that.

Defense

Report Shows Wide Variation in Financial Management Across Defense Agencies

Military branches were among the worst-performing entities on the department’s first comprehensive audit, analysis finds. 

Defense

Dunford: U.S. Will Provide Intel, Not Escorts, In Strait Of Hormuz

The Trump administration wants to put together an international coalition to prevent tanker attacks from Iran.

Defense

Sexual Assault Allegation Surfaces About Nominee for Joint Chiefs Vice Chairman

Cleared by Air Force investigators, Gen. Hyten may yet face questions during his Senate confirmation process.

Defense

New Camera Could Help Drones See Through Camouflage

Researchers copied a technique pioneered by creatures like the mantis shrimp.

Defense

Pentagon Puts Price Tag of July 4 Pageantry at $1.2 Million

Most of the money for flyovers and tank displays came from training budgets.

Defense

Immigration Officials Use Secretive Gang Databases to Deny Migrant Asylum Claims

Legal experts and human rights advocates say they were not told about the databases and question their reliability.

Defense

'Nothing Prepares You for the Inhumanity of It:' House Democrats Visit Texas Border Patrol Facilities

At a visit this week, the freshman congresswoman Madeleine Dean of Pennsylvania met weeping women and exchanged notes with detained children.

Defense

Brand New Marine One Helicopter To Make Debut at Trump's July 4th Parade

Other aircraft slated to fly over include the B-2 stealth bomber, F-22 Raptor and Air Force One.

Defense

U.S. Army Making Synthetic Biology a Priority

New thermal cloaking, insect proof uniforms are on the horizon, if the U.S. can get out in front of China.

Defense

Inside the Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group Where Agents Joke About Migrant Deaths and Post Sexist Memes

The three-year-old group, which has roughly 9,500 members, shared derogatory comments about Latina lawmakers who plan to visit a controversial Texas detention facility on Monday, calling them “scum buckets” and “hoes.”