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Last Build Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:29:31 -0500


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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Transparency Groups Hail Removal of FOIA Exceptions in Defense Bill

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:49:57 -0500

Critics had said Pentagon would have shielded documents on torture, sexual assault.Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, is said to be one of the lawmakers instrumental in persuading conferees to drop the provision.

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The Pentagon Wants Eye-Reading Software, X-Ray Tools, and A Virtual Facebook to Fight Terrorism

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:12:36 -0500

Here’s a list of gear the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office is seeking to give U.S. counterterror operators.A soldier with 3rd Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry rests aboard a C-130 aircraft on its way to Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake, where 3rd Battalion Soldiers will board American helicopters.

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A Glimpse At How the F-35 Will Help the Marines Storm the Beach

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:48:57 -0500

In a California demonstration, the short-takeoff fighters escorted troop-carrying V-22s into simulated hostile territory.

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Our Casual Use of Military Jargon is Normalizing the Militarization of Society

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:12:27 -0500

“ASAP,” “on standby,” and “good to go” are all common army idioms.

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Why Donald Trump Needs David Petraeus

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:26:31 -0500

The president-elect doesn’t understand that war is politics, because he lacks experience in both war and politics.

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How Trump’s Government Could Change America’s Approach to Terrorism

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 10:44:17 -0500

The president-elect may oversee a coming "War on radical Islam." A soldier stands guard in a tower at Camp Delta at Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay in 2009.

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The F-35B Just Got A Lot Deadlier

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 10:25:19 -0500

In a proof-of-concept experiment, data passed instantly from a Marine Corps fighter allowed a shipboard Aegis system to shoot down a drone.

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America’s War-by-Airstrike in Three Charts

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 09:55:15 -0500

The U.S.-led air war against the Islamic State in Mosul, Raqqa, and the region, visualized.

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The Other Michael Flynn

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 10:02:46 -0500

Donald Trump’s national security advisor sounded very different when he was running counterinsurgency campaigns in Kabul.Retired Lt. Gen Michael Flynn walks through the lobby at Trump Tower on Nov. 17 in New York.

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Can Trump Make a Deal With North Korea?

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 10:00:00 -0500

One of the biggest problems facing the president-elect might also be his biggest opportunity.

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Trump ISIS Strategy Worries Top House Armed Services Democrat

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 10:10:39 -0500

HASC's Rep. Adam Smith, in a C-SPAN-hosted interview, challenged Trump's incoming team to produce a national security strategy that doesn’t alienate the U.S. military's Muslim partners fighting terrorism.Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives a thumbs up as he speaks with retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn during a town hall in September.

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Universities Worry That They Have No Way to Protect Their Students From Federal Immigration Agents

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 09:55:32 -0500

Trump has vowed to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which grants an exemption from deportation to children who arrived in the US before they turned 16 or before January 2010. .

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U.S. Troops Are Still in the Philippines, Despite Duterte’s Insults and Threats

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 14:00:00 -0500

PACOM commander Adm. Harry Harris will head to the islands ‘optimistic’ but expecting a ‘refocusing’ of joint exercises.U.S. and Philippine Marines fire their rifles “shoulder-to-shoulder” during Balikatan 16, at Crow Valley, Philippines in April.

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A 'Nation-State' Used Wikileaks to Influence the U.S. Election, the Head of the NSA Says

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 10:35:56 -0500

Rogers did not name the nation-state in question, nor elaborate on the effect it sought.NSA Director Adm. Michael Rogers

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How Special Operators Trained for Information Warfare Before the Mosul Fight

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 10:08:02 -0500

At a two-day exercise in April, U.S. troops practiced waging warfare on an invisible yet vital battlefield.A Iraqi special forces fighter walks with his rifle during flighting with Islamic State militants in eastern Mosul on Sunday

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Fighting Terrorism in the Age of Trump

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 10:35:03 -0500

The president-elect has vowed to kill the families of ISIS members and bring back Bush-era torture tactics.Two Navy guards assigned to the Navy Expeditionary Guard Battalion (NEGB) escort a detainee to a legal appointment in Camp Delta at Guantanamo in 2009.

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Unmanned Hueys Are Coming

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 16:19:02 -0500

Remote-controlled helicopters for resupply enter new phase of development.An HH-1N “Huey” flies overhead to deliver a ceremonial sword during the annual cake cutting ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Nov. 10, 2016

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Shooter of Los Angeles TSA Officer Gets 60 Years

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 12:05:03 -0500

Joint Terrorism Task Force probed 2013 airport incident.A Transportation Security Administration officer stands in front of a portrait of slain TSA officer Gerardo Hernandez during his public memorial at the Los Angeles Sports Arena in 2013.

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White House: $11.6B More Needed for ISIS Fight, Afghanistan

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 10:51:12 -0500

The request brings the expected 2017 price tag for both wars to $85.3 billion.An airman assigned to the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineering Group levels poured concrete in a trench during runway repair operations at Qayyarah West airfield, Iraq, Oct. 8, 2017.

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