Defense

A Fight Is Brewing Between Congress and the Military Over Cyber War

Should in-theater commanders be allowed to launch attacks that currently require approval from the national command authority?

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Has the Mueller Probe Hamstrung Trump's Foreign Policy?

Nixon and Clinton managed to get a great deal done of overseas while facing special prosecutors at home, but Trump has more weaknesses than they did.

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Small Business Activist Wins Interim Victory Against Pentagon, Sikorsky

Chapman’s FOIA case forces out “proprietary” information on subcontractors.

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Army Chief: The US Needs More Troops in Europe

The U.S. is "on track," but additional armored forces, long-range artillery and bridging capabilities would help deter Russia, Milley says.

Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force CMSgt. Kaleth O. Wright visit Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.

Air Force Wants to Get New Nuclear Weapons Faster

Just months into the first development contracts, the service’s top general is looking for ways to speed things up.

 UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter lands during hot and cold load training in Iraq in October.

Post-9/11 U.S. War Costs Will Soon Top $5.6 Trillion

The average American taxpayer has spent $23,386 on wars since 2001, report researchers.

Se. Bob Corker listens during a hearing Tuesday.

Congress Is Concerned About Who Gets to Launch Nuclear Bombs

Here are three questions to consider after lawmakers hear testimony on nuclear authority.

The Pentagon’s Spending Data Doesn’t Add Up

The DATA Act was supposed to create financial transparency, but a watchdog found plenty of inaccuracies.

Crew chiefs from the 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and 131st Bomb Wing perform a phase inspection on a U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit bomber aircraft at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo.

Can Two Nuclear Powers Fight a Conventional War?

The Pentagon just wargamed that scenario as part of its effort to determine what it needs for 21st-century deterrence.

Defense Authorization Bill Allows Pilot Program on Curbing Bid Protests

A Senate-proposed “loser pays” mandate on major contracts was watered down.

Senior Airman Jacob Prine checks the fuel connection to a F-15 Eagle in 2010.

A Short-Staffed U.S. Air Force Wants Robots to Do More Human Jobs

The service’s top general says new systems, from bombs to buildings, must be able to think, share, and learn.

Why Mike Pompeo Released More bin Laden Files

The CIA director is intent on drawing connections between al-Qaeda and Iran—but to what end?

Trump greets South Korean leaders Tuesday.

Donald Trump: Unlikely Defender of U.S. Allies

The candidate who said Japan and South Korea made "billions screwing us" is now a president vowing to stand by them.

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