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Last Build Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:49:11 -0400

 



U.S. Air Force Preps a Controversial No-Bid Purchase of Spy Planes

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:49:11 -0400

Lawmakers balk at replacing aging EC-130Hs with smaller Gulfstream G550s without open competition.The EC-130H Compass Call has a wingspan of 132 ft. 7 in. and can fly 2,295 miles unrefueled.


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Defense Whistleblower Vindicated for Reporting Privacy Violation

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:10:47 -0400

Non-supervisors may not demand others’ telework agreements, IG notes.


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A Mustard Gas Attack on U.S. Troops

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:12:38 -0400

A general confirmed that Islamic State fighters used the chemical weapon this week in an attack on American soldiers in Iraq.Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, right, accompanied by Defense Secretary Ash Carter, testifies on Capitol Hill Friday.


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14 Days in Solitary for Chelsea Manning

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:07:32 -0400

Prison officials in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, found her guilty of attempted suicide and possessing a book deemed prohibited.


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Who's Responsible for the Aleppo Aid Convoy Attack?

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:49:47 -0400

U.S. officials say only Russian warplanes could have carried out the airstrike that killed 20 people Monday.This image provided by the Syrian anti-government group Aleppo 24 news, shows a vest of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent hanging on a damaged vehicle, in Aleppo.


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Faulty Fingerprint Records Lead to Hundreds of Mistakes in Granting Citizenship

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17:24:14 -0400

Homeland Security and FBI databases have not been digitally updated.


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Pentagon Watchdog General Counsel Denies Anti-Semitism Charge

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:05:57 -0400

Henry Shelley says he wouldn’t have been allowed to keep his job if the allegations were true.


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The Man in Charge of Stopping the Next Snowden

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:46:16 -0400

Moving past the summer of 2013 has proven difficult for the intelligence community.


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Obama Arrived in New York and Offered a Message About American's Response to Terrorism

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:39:52 -0400

The president was in town for a scheduled appearance at the UN general assembly.


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Air Force Grounds F-35s It Just Declared Ready for War

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:55:50 -0400

Crumbling avionics lines are the latest setback for the jet, which had been riding a wave of progress.


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Pentagon Eases Blockade of Access to Science Group's Website

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 10:32:25 -0400

Federation of American Scientists said to have exposed classified information.


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The FBI's Impersonation of an AP Editor

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 10:05:00 -0400

The Justice Department’s inspector general said no rules were violated when an agent pretended to be a journalist.


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Would Obama Pardon Edward Snowden?

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 09:59:09 -0400

It's a long shot, but who knows what the president might do in his last months in office.Edward Snowden speaks during a campaign calling for a pardon.


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U.S. Policies in Afghanistan Abetted Corruption on a Massive Scale

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 17:01:21 -0400

Watchdog cites a multi-agency failure to prioritize the threat early on.John Sopko, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, says widespread corruption doomed many projects.


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The End of Chelsea Manning's Hunger Strike

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 15:39:30 -0400

The Army has agreed to allow the soldier who leaked classified information to WikiLeaks to undergo gender-transition surgery.


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Boeing Needed International Help to Build New Training Jet

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 10:49:57 -0400

A decade of layoffs forced the US giant to seek engineering and manufacturing talent from partner Saab.


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Disjointed: Pentagon Isn’t Coordinating Efforts to Fix Readiness

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 10:15:29 -0400

Each service has its own plan, except for the Marines, who don’t really have a plan, says the GAO.A U.S. Paratrooper recovers a parachute after airborne operation at 7th Army Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany on Sept. 9.


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TSA Told to Beef Up Security System at Maritime Facilities

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 15:44:43 -0400

DHS watchdog warns that criminals could elude background checks.


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Fighting Terrorism With a Credit Card

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 13:07:52 -0400

Interest payments on America’s war debt could one day exceed the direct costs of combat itself.A young woman sells war bonds during World War II. Unlike today's conflicts, previous wars were largely pay-as-you-go affairs.


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When Women Lead Soldiers Into Battle

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 16:24:35 -0400

The age of the female combat officer is coming.U.S. Army Capt. Kristen Griest (left), Maj. Lisa Jaster (center) and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver, following Jaster's graduation from Ranger School at Fort Benning, Ga., in 2015.


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No, Clinton and Trump Do Not Receive the Same Daily Intel Briefing Obama Receives

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 15:50:55 -0400

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has a message for all the election Cassandras: “It will be OK.”Director of National Intelligence James Clapper speak at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library Aug. 24 in Yorba Linda, Calif.


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A Woman Pilot Receives the Military Funeral the Army Denied Her

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 10:42:32 -0400

After a years-long battle for recognition, Elaine Harmon, a member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots, was interred at Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday.Air Force Capt. Jennifer Lee presents an American flag to Terry Harmon, daughter of World War II pilot Elaine Danforth Harmon, during burial services Wednesday.


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U.S. Intel Chief: Climate Change Is Adding Fuel to the World's Extremist Fires

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 10:35:01 -0400

DNI Clapper says environmental factors will keep the cycle of extremism going long after ISIS is vanquished.Oil wells burn after Iraqi ground forces supported by U.S.-led coalition airpower take back the town of Qaraya from the Islamic State.


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From the Archive: The 9/11 Attacks

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 08:00:00 -0400

During one of the nation's darkest hours, federal employees rose to the occasion.The World Trade Center rescue site in New York City is seen the evening of Friday, Sept. 14, 2001, from Marine One.


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