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Are defense cuts jeopardizing military readiness?

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | After 15 years of combat, many of the U.S. military’s aging war machines are nearing the breaking point, with replacements either non-existent or taking a…

Pentagon invites hackers to take their best shot

By Michael Cochrane
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National Security | As commercial companies conduct more and more business online, they increasingly turn to professional “white-hat” hackers to probe their networks for…

U.S. beefs up missile defense amid North Korean threats

By Michael Cochrane
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National Security | The North Korean government has a history of threats, bluster, and saber rattling toward the United States. But the North’s recent advances in long-range…

The Iran framework: Devilish details to follow

By Cal Thomas
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Iran | Too bad the “framework” of a nuclear weapons deal with Iran didn’t come four days earlier on April Fools’ Day. It would have been more appropriate.

ISIS sympathizers hack U.S. Central Command Twitter feed

By Jamie Dean
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Terrorism | A group calling itself the “CyberCaliphate” hacked the Twitter account of the U.S. Central Command (Centcom) on Monday, posting what appeared to be names…

Air defense blimps put on guard along the East Coast

By Michael Cochrane
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Defense | Starting next spring, and continuing for another three years, commuters on the Interstate 95 corridor will have to get used to seeing something new in the…

Fight against ISIS gets more money, troops

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | In an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote last week, the House of Representatives approved a $585 billion defense spending bill that expands support for Operation…

Defense spending bill sparks battle over federal land

By Angela Lu
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Government | The $585 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that passed the House on Thursday not only funds the Defense Department, but also devotes 450 pages…

GOP leader: Obama’s pick for Pentagon chief has broad support

By Lynde Langdon
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Defense | President Barack Obama has chosen former Pentagon second-in-command Ashton Carter to replace Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense, a senior Republican senator…

Chuck Hagel resigns from the Defense Department

By Leigh Jones
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Government | Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned from the Obama administration this morning, a move the president did not resist. An official who spoke on condition of…

Obama to send 1,500 more troops to Iraq

By Lynde Langdon
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ISIS | President Barack Obama today announced he has authorized enough additional troops to nearly double the size of the U.S. force in Iraq. The president wants to…

With new technology, Navy drones can swarm an enemy ship like sharks

By Michael Cochrane
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Defense | Fourteen years ago this week, the USS Cole , a U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer refueling in Yemen, was attacked by suicide bombers who sidled up to the ship…

 
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