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Last Build Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:56:48 -0400


Trump’s Pivot on Afghanistan Follows Bleak Battlefield Reports

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:56:48 -0400

Four inspectors general describe scant progress against the Taliban.President Donald Trump speaks at Fort Myer in Arlington Va., on Aug. 21.

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Will Anyone Care About Trump's Barely-Different Afghanistan War Plan?

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 11:33:22 -0400

Pull out. Stay in. Double down. It’s the military’s war until elected officials make it America’s war. And Americans won’t care by Wednesday, anyway.

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What the Announced NSA / Cyber Command Split Means

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:00:00 -0400

Cyberwar and cyber intelligence are diverging, as are Cyber Command and the NSA. Here’s what that means for the man who leads both entities, the future of signals intelligence collection, and cyberwarfare.ational Security Agency director Adm. Mike Rogers speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, on Capitol Hill in June.

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Armed Militias Won’t Stop After Charlottesville, and That Worries Law Enforcement

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:36:09 -0400

The presence of armed, right-wing militia at political events is becoming more common.White nationalists hold shields as violence erupts in Charlottesville on Aug. 12.

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What Should Trump Do in Afghanistan?

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:41:49 -0400

"It’s unfortunate that the strategy review has taken so long and now has become involved in a political debate over what America’s role in the world should be."U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Walter Taylor, 541st Sapper Co., 54th Engineer Battalion, 18th Engineer Brigade, provides security while his team bounds forward, at Baraki Barak, Logar province, Afghanistan in 2011.

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The Physics Behind NASA’s 'Quiet' Supersonic Jet Design

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:49:28 -0400

Quieting the boom is all about the shape of the sound waves.

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The Upcoming U.S.-South Korea Military Drills Occur Every Year—But Not Amid Tension Like This

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:50:56 -0400

The exercises are preceded by threats and developments unique to 2017.U.S. Marines assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, exercise with Republic of Korea Marines during Korean Marine Exchange Program (KMEP) 17-14 aboard the North West Islands, Republic of Korea.

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How Trump's Transgender Ban Compromises His Military Authority

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:51:26 -0400

The president’s commander-in-chief powers are almost sacrosanct. But a lawsuit filed by trans service members has a shot at blocking the hastily announced order.

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State Department Confronts North Korea With Rows of Vacant Positions

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 15:51:16 -0400

Trump has nominated candidates for only a third of key slots; envoy to South Korea is acting.Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has cited the ongoing reorganization at the State Department as a reason for delays in appointments.

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After the Marines United Scandal, ‘All Options’ Are on the Table

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 10:02:06 -0400

The Corps is considering integrating female recruits into West Coast training camps to help address subconscious biases, the assistant commandant said.Marine Corps Rct. Rihanna N. Shihadeh, Platoon 4028, Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, does a close-order drill movement during an evaluation Aug. 2, 2017, on Parris Island, S.C.

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Here’s How the Military Wants to Counter ISIS Drones and Roadside Bombs

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 11:00:00 -0400

Predictive algorithms, deep machine learning, directed energy, and more are all on the Pentagon’s shopping list.Tech Sgt. Nathaniel Jackson, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician, begins a roadside bomb clearing operation during a training event June 7, 2017 at the Nevada Test and Training Range.

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North Korea Answers Trump's Vague Threats With Specific Ones

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 09:45:26 -0400

The unusual detail of the Kim regime’s latest statement on Guam.

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The President vs. His Own Secretary of State

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 15:49:57 -0400

How reassuring can Rex Tillerson be when his boss can undercut him with a tweet?

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What's the Logic Behind Trump's Threat to North Korea?

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 09:28:00 -0400

The president has vowed the greatest display of military power in living memory—over threats.People walk by a TV screen showing a local news program reporting with an image of U.S. President Donald Trump at the Seoul Train Station Wednesday.

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Military Eyes New Mini-Nukes for 21st-Century Deterrence

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 10:18:54 -0400

The Joint Chiefs’ vice chair says smaller-yield weapons are needed to deter the use of same.A depiction of what a 20 Kiloton bomb would do to Washington, DC

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Analysis: Can This National Security Council Handle a Real Crisis?

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 09:51:42 -0400

The people in the Situation Room inevitably neglect basics that will keep them, and the rest of us, alive. In this White House, the risks are especially high.Donald Trump is shown in an official White House handout image meeting with his National Security team.

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Is Trump Right About Afghanistan?

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 15:35:01 -0400

The country is still dangerous nearly 17 years after the U.S.-led ouster of the Taliban regime.Soldiers assigned to the 10th Mountain Division walk on a dismounted patrol outside of Camp Fenty, Afghanistan in 2016.

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An NSC Staffer Is Forced Out Over a Controversial Memo

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 16:02:09 -0400

The document charges that globalists, Islamists, and other forces within and outside the government are subverting President Trump’s agenda.President Donald Trump waves as he walks with National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster from the Oval Office to Marine One in June.

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New U.S. Rules Would Ban Most Travel to North Korea

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 15:34:34 -0400

The decision was prompted by Otto Warmbier’s death in June.The monument of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang in 2012.

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Trump Awards Medal of Honor to Army Medic

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 10:21:02 -0400

71-year-old James McCloughan is the award’s first recipient under the Trump administration.

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The U.S. Government's Fight Against Violent Extremism Loses Its Leader

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 15:43:59 -0400

The resignation of George Selim, a key Homeland Security official, may signal a shift away from treating the American Muslim community as partners in the struggle against radicalization.George Selim speaks during an event in Aspen in 2016.

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Justice Department Touts Rise in Gun Crime Charges

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 15:11:46 -0400

NRA applauds dramatic change from Obama administration.Attorney General Jeff Sessions

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North Korea's Latest Launch Spurs U.S. Missile Tests, Flyovers

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 09:34:02 -0400

The United States has been ramping up exercises and diplomatic moves in response to worrying new developments out of Pyongyang.A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched from the Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska in Kodiak, Alaska, during Flight Experiment THAAD (FET)-01 on July 30, 2017 (EDT).

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ISIS Claims Attack on U.S.-Backed Troops in Syria

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 09:30:13 -0400

While the militant group struggles to maintain control of Raqqa, it continues to wage attacks on SDF fighters.A view of Raqqa as U.S.-backed force battle against ISIS militants on July 27.

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North Korea Launches Another ICBM

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 15:41:21 -0400

Preliminary data suggest the projectile can travel farther than the missile launched earlier this month.A public TV screen broadcasts a local TV news showing what was said to be the launch of a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile, ICBM, aired by North Korea's KRT on July 4 in Tokyo.

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