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Viewpoint: It Matters Whether Americans Call Afghanistan a Defeat

The public’s judgment about whether the United States won or lost the war will affect civilian-military relations for years to come.

Before Trump Eyed Greenland: Here’s What Happened Last Time The U.S. Bought a Large Chunk Of The Arctic

In 1867, the U.S. bought Alaska from Tsar Alexander II for a tidy sum of $7.2 million. Trump probably wouldn't be able to get that kind of bargain for Greenland.

General’s Sexual Assault Accuser Was Deemed a ‘Toxic, Self-Centered Abuser,’ New Docs Reveal

Hundreds of previously unseen pages of two investigations paint Army Col. Kathryn Spletstoser as an abusive coworker with motive for revenge against Gen. John Hyten.

Play of the Day: Joe Biden Gets a Key Early Endorsement

Dick Swett, a former New Hampshire Democratic representative, put his weight behind the former vice president.

A Cyberattack Could Wreak Destruction Comparable to a Nuclear Weapon

Nuclear threats are serious – but officials, the media and the public keep a close eye on them. There's less attention to the dangers of cyberattacks, which could cripple key utilities.

New Lawsuit Argues Impasses Panel's Recent Decisions Are Illegitimate

Union argues the Federal Service Impasses Panel must have all seven members in order to issue decisions, and that panel appointees must be confirmed by the Senate.

Another Union Sues to Block Trump Workforce Orders

Although an injunction against the executive orders could soon be lifted, a federal lawsuit brought by a union representing Veterans Affairs employees in New York could prolong the Trump administration’s efforts to curtail collective bargaining activities.

Defense Could Do More to Curb Errors in Travel Payments, Watchdog Finds

Department is not doing a good job of tracking progress on its plan to reduce mistakes, GAO said. 

'Dirtbag,' 'Savages,' 'Subhuman': A Border Agent’s Hateful Career and the Crime That Finally Ended It

Border Patrol agent Matthew Bowen had been investigated for years before he used his 4,000-pound truck to assault a fleeing migrant.

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Air Force Tests Contraption That Can Turn Any Plane Into a Robot Plane

Scientists say new ROBOpilot completed a two-hour test flight, essentially turning a manned plane into a drone.

Play of the Day: The President And The Economy

After stock market losses, Donald Trump tweeted that the "consumers are in the best shape ever."

State Dept. IG: Appointees Retaliated Against Career Feds Over Perceived ‘Disloyalty’

Watchdog found multiple instances where career employees were retaliated against, or denied promotions, because of a perception that they were “Obama holdovers.”

The Aging Spacecraft of Deep Space

NASA is rationing watts to keep its oldest mission going.

What Needs to Happen for Civilians to Get a 2020 Pay Raise

Trump is likely to announce by the end of August his intent to institute a pay freeze, and Congress would need to override him.

What Happens to Your Retirement Paperwork

A complex and often slow process unfolds after you apply.

Analysis: Obama Warned Trump—But He Didn’t Listen

The 44th president became a devotee of unilateral presidential actions—and then saw many moves quickly reversed once he left office.