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NATO, Meet Donald Trump

A 28-member, 68-year-old alliance faces the conundrum of how to deal with the new American president.
Release: May 25th, 2017 05:57 | All

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The Rocket Startup That’s About to Eat Elon Musk’s Lunch

Rocket Lab is aiming to put small satellites in low Earth orbit at a fraction of the cost of even SpaceX.
Release: May 25th, 2017 01:34 | All

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DARPA Picks Boeing To Build Its New Space Plane

The research agency hopes its XS-1 jumpstarts a whole new industry of very-low-cost satellite launches.
Release: May 24th, 2017 13:49 | All

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Boeing Protests Air Force’s Jamming-Plane Decision, Alleging Conflict of Interests

Company officials say the decision to let L3 pick the aircraft means a choice has already been made.
Release: May 24th, 2017 13:44 | All

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The Manchester Attack and the Difficulty of Prevention

What does it mean that the bomber was 'known to security services?'
Release: May 24th, 2017 09:27 | All

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Let's Not Kid Ourselves, India Will Not Win a War Against Pakistan

The reasons are many, including China's help accelerating Pakistan's nuclear technology, missile systems, and cyber and drone warfare capabilities.
Release: May 24th, 2017 08:18 | All

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Here’s How the Trump Budget Treats Cyber Defense

The budget hikes some cyber spending at DHS and FBI but cuts research and development.
Release: May 24th, 2017 07:22 | All

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Course Change: The US Air Force Now Wants to Keep the A-10, U-2, and F-15C

In a reversal, the service will not retire three Cold War-era planes still making an impact on the battlefield.
Release: May 23rd, 2017 20:24 | All

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Hey, NATO, Let's Move Those 50 US Thermonuclear Weapons Out of Turkey

Why risk it? Even if NATO wants the nukes in Europe, Erdogan’s unstable regime is 68 miles from Syria, the hottest conflict zone on earth.
Release: May 23rd, 2017 17:01 | All

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Trump Budget Includes 1.9 Percent Pay Raise for Civilians, Retirement Cuts

Military personnel would see a 2.1 percent pay increase in 2018 under the proposal.
Release: May 23rd, 2017 17:00 | All

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Trump’s Military Buildup Won’t Begin Until 2019

Pentagon officials says they're working to fix readiness first, then grow the military.
Release: May 23rd, 2017 13:05 | All

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Trump’s First Defense Budget Has North Korea Written All Over It

There’s lots of money in the Pentagon’s 2018 spending proposal to stop missiles of the sort that Pyongyang keeps launching.
Release: May 23rd, 2017 11:53 | All

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Who Are the Shadow Brokers?

What is—and isn’t—known about the mysterious hackers leaking National Security Agency secrets.
Release: May 23rd, 2017 10:07 | All

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The Civil Service’s Preference for Hiring Military Vets Comes at a Hidden Cost

The U.S. government has long shown a hiring preference for veterans. But because of the demographics of the U.S. military, this has limited the federa
Release: May 23rd, 2017 07:37 | All

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Kim Jong Un Plans to Mass Produce Ballistic Missiles

After a successful test launch on Sunday, the North Korean leader approved the deployment of medium-range ballistic missiles.
Release: May 23rd, 2017 07:05 | All

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The Trump Effect: One Path To A New NATO

The alliance must overcome three hurdles to revitalize trust and the transatlantic relationship, former senior NATO officials write.
Release: May 22nd, 2017 19:13 | All

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What Really Matters in Trump’s $110B Saudi Arms Package

It’s still a lot of talk and no final sales, but long-stalled deals worth billions just got moving again.
Release: May 22nd, 2017 19:05 | All

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And So It Begins: Trump, Syria, and The Lessons of Iraq

With recent 'warning shot' at Assad, the US is trying to avoid escalation in Syria, not stoke it, sources say.
Release: May 22nd, 2017 12:59 | All

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There’s Less than Meets the Eye in Trump’s Saudi Arms Deal

It takes a lot of existing offers and future promises to add up to $110 billion.
Release: May 22nd, 2017 12:18 | All

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Pentagon Mapmakers Want To Tap Mobile Ad Technology. Here's Why.

NGA is scoping private-sector technology at incubators in Boston, Austin and New York.
Release: May 22nd, 2017 06:23 | All

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New Tactics, Quicker Decisions Are Helping to ‘Annihilate’ ISIS, Pentagon Says

The military’s top leaders credit Trump for delegating authority and directing efforts to surround ISIS fighters.
Release: May 19th, 2017 13:04 | All

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What Geneva’s Syria Peace Talks Must Learn from Russia

Unless this latest round acknowledges battlefield reality, the UN-sponsored talks will continue their slide into irrelevance.
Release: May 18th, 2017 20:27 | All

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NATO Laying Groundwork to Send More Troops To Iraq, Afghanistan

The bump could come with more alliance responsibility for fighting ISIS in Iraq.
Release: May 18th, 2017 19:17 | All

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The US Just Bombed Pro-Assad Troops in Syria. What’s Next?

This could be the start of a larger escalation that includes direct military clashes with Iran or Iranian-backed proxies.
Release: May 18th, 2017 17:44 | All

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In Urgent Request, US Special Ops Adds 350 Kamikaze Drones to Fight ISIS

And that's not all. The command is also opening a drone-hacker lab to help keep up with ISIS weaponeers.
Release: May 18th, 2017 13:06 | All

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