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Last Build Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:30:00 -0500


Can James Mattis Protect Trump From Hubris?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:11:18 -0500

The president-elect and the risks of overconfidence

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Trump Has Considerable Authority to Revamp the Intelligence Community

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:03:40 -0500

But the the 2004 law that created the Office of the Director of National Intelligence creates some hurdles as well.From left, NSA Director Adm. Michael Rogers, FBI Director James Comey, Director of the National Intelligence James Clapper, CIA Director John Brennan, and DIA Director Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart testify at a Senate hearing on Feb. 9, 2016.

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Pentagon Tester: F-35 Program Rushing Tests, Delays Still Likely

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:09:05 -0500

The JSF's latest report card finds 276 deficiencies in combat performance.An F-35B Lightning II aircraft launches for the first time off the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS America in November.

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The Army Wants to 3-D Print Minidrones in 24 Hours

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:10:07 -0500

Future soldiers will make their own eyes-in-the-sky on the go.A man controls a mini drone during the Global Robot Expo fair in Madrid in 2016.

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The Pentagon Needs Its Own Google For All Its Data, Says Eric Schmidt

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:50:04 -0500

The Alphabet chairman says a giant data warehouse would give the military Google-like capability. It would also create the richest intelligence target ever conceived.

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Coming Soon to the U.S. Army: Turbans, Beards, Hijabs, and Dreadlocks

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 10:22:22 -0500

In the final days of the Obama administration, the military has issued new guidelines for religious accommodations and dress.Capt. Osvaldo Tanon, Army Reserve chaplain with the 92nd Chaplain Detachment, shaves using the mirror from a High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle while training in 2015.

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'There Should Be No Further Releases From Gitmo,' Trump Says

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 15:29:38 -0500

At least 40 prisoners are being held indefinitely.

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The Key to Putin’s Cyber Power

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 14:46:08 -0500

The Russian president has both the capability and the intent to cause harm, says a former U.S. ambassador to Russia. And the threat won’t vanish once Donald Trump takes office.

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Hacking Into Future Nuclear Weapons: The U.S. Military’s Next Worry

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 10:24:00 -0500

The U.S. isn’t just modernizing it’s weapons and warheads. The future nuclear arsenal will be networked, and that presents unique challenges for the U.S. Air Force.A team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen from the 90th Missile Wing at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test re-entry vehicle from Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA.

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Will Trump Break the Special Forces?

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 09:49:23 -0500

The president-elect’s plans to defeat ISIS will rely heavily on elite soldiers already on the verge of burnout.

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China Returned the U.S. Underwater Drone it Seized in the South China Sea

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 09:38:23 -0500

The handover was "smoothly" completed at midday, Beijing said.A similar unmanned underwater vehicle is shown in 2015.

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General Fires Back at Trump: F-35 ‘Not Out of Control’ (It Just Needs Another Half Billion)

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 09:31:35 -0500

The Pentagon’s F-35 boss says costs are falling and he anticipates briefing Trump’s transition team soon, but he needs another $532 million to finish flight testing.F-35Bs fly over the USS America earlier this year during sea trials.

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Tracking Trump’s National-Security Conflicts of Interest

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 10:15:28 -0500

A global business empire raises the question: will the next president’s foreign policy serve America’s interests or his own?

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That Underwater Drone Trump Doesn’t Want Back? China Says It Might Have 'Valuable Information'

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 09:45:54 -0500

Chinese military experts say the drone could have been collecting intelligence on the Chinese navy.Donald Trump arrives to speak at a rally at Ladd-Peebles Stadium on Saturday in Mobile, Ala.

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Why the NSA Inspector General Lost His Job (and Wants It Back)

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 16:47:19 -0500

In first major use of special presidential directive, special panel concludes watchdog retaliated against a whistleblower.National Security Agency

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What Will Trump Do With Afghanistan?

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 10:04:04 -0500

The president-elect inherits the "Good War."Newspapers in Kabul announce Trump's victory on Nov. 10.

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Pentagon Watchdog’s Handling of Whistleblowers Under GAO Review

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 17:35:40 -0500

Whistleblower advocates applaud requirement for expanded probe in Defense bill.

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Defense Contractors Should Fear More Than Trump’s Tweets

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 09:54:16 -0500

It’s not just Lockheed and Boeing. As president, Trump can mess with just about any contract he wants, even high-priced fighter jets, ships and armored trucks.An F-35A team parks the aircraft for the first time at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Feb. 8, 2016.

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Annual Defense Bill Has Major Implications for Feds’ Leave, Pay

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:29:31 -0500

Language curbing paid administrative leave and raising the cap on Defense buyouts makes it into final version that is now headed to Obama’s desk.

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The Navy is Trying to Deal With Its Sexual Assault Problem by Giving Sailors a Reporting App

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 10:19:51 -0500

The app was initially created to prevent on-campus gun violence.

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What You Don’t Know About Gen. John Kelly

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:45:25 -0500

The four-star Southie boy from Boston brings to DHS the grief of losing friends to America’s drug epidemic and a son to the war on terrorism.

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Newspaper's Expose on Pentagon Waste Draws Mixed Reviews

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:32:43 -0500

Lawmakers vow new actions, but some specialists question the claims.

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Littoral Combat Ship, at a Critical Juncture

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:45:34 -0500

With the ship’s purchase plans in doubt, detractors exchange fire with Navy supporters at contentious Senate hearing.The USS Freedom, the lead ship of the Freedom variant of LCS, is shown off the coast of California.

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Obama is Quietly Expanding the War on Terror in Africa While the World is Distracted by Trump

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:51:45 -0500

If congress doesn’t become more assertive, future presidents are likely to head into even murkier legal terrain.Somali government security forces hunt for al-Shabaab suspects in 2012.

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