Defense Management

Twice Burned

How the U.S. military’s toxic burn pits are poisoning Americans — overseas and at home

Task Force Gator Back to Training Ukrainians as Battle Rages For the Donbas

A Florida National Guard unit that withdrew just before Moscow invaded is back to teaching as Russia reveals its weak spots.

Harriet Tubman Led Military Raids during the Civil War as Well as Her Better-known Slave Rescues

Harriet Tubman has long been known as a conductor on the Underground Railroad leading enslaved Black people to freedom. Less known is her role as a Union spy during the Civil War.

NATO Should Start Preparing Troops For a Nuclear Battlefield

Our own history can help prepare for the physical and psychological effects should Russia use tactical nukes in the next conflict.

U.S. Rushes Weapons to Ukraine as Russia Coils for New Offensive Into the Donbas

“There’s a sense of urgency,” says senior defense official, as Biden reportedly weighs approving a massive $750 million arms package.

Solarium Co-chairs Urge the White House to Maintain Trump-era Cyber Authorities

Lawmakers expressed concern that rolling back the authorities from a 2018 presidential memorandum would jeopardize national security efforts.

Hell at Abbey Gate: Chaos, Confusion and Death in the Final Days of the War in Afghanistan

In firsthand accounts, Afghan civilians and U.S. Marines describe the desperate struggle to flee through the Kabul airport’s last open entrance. U.S. officials knew an attack was coming. Then a suicide bomber killed and injured hundreds.

Air Force Software Factory Looks to Unleash 'Chaos' on Civilian IT Shops

The Kessel Run group is currently developing a playbook that would make it easier for organizations across the federal government to adopt engineering and security best practices.

Confederate Names and Symbols on Hundreds of Military Roads, Structures, Ships Under Review

Congress’ Naming Commission has revealed what else besides base names may get relabeled or removed—right down to a water tank.

Pentagon’s Effort to Supply Departmentwide Cloud Capabilities is Delayed, Again

Officials say they essentially underestimated how long it would take to review plans from the four cloud service providers.

Russian Forces Halt Kyiv Advance as Kremlin Says Donbass Was Its Only Goal All Along

Pentagon official rebuts Moscow's claims about war aims, casualties; adds that Russian precision munitions are failing at high rates.

The Pentagon's Acquisition Reforms May Get More Scrutiny

William LaPlante, who has been nominated to be the undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, indicated that he would review recent acquisition reforms and champion modern software practices if confirmed.

Here’s the List of 87 Potential New Names for Confederate-Named Army Posts

The congressionally mandated commission will send its final recommendations in October.

Why the US Won’t Give Patriot Interceptors to Ukraine

The Pentagon is still hunting “alternative options” to bolster Ukraine’s air defenses against Russia’s brutal strikes.

For Defense IT, Acquisitions Need to Be More Than 'Just in Time'

Contract planning and boosting small business in 2022 are top of mind for Debra Daniels, the vice procurement services executive for the Defense Information Systems Agency.

The Pentagon Could Need More Cash if Ukraine Support and the NATO Border Mission Drag On

Pentagon Comptroller Mike McCord also said allies are contributing more now than in the past.

Air Force Special Operations Is Looking To Reinvent Itself On the Cheap

Cargo planes that drop cruise missiles from pallets and land on water show how air special operators are trying to trick out what they’ve already got on the tarmac.