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South Sudan Needs UN Help. Will Trump’s Ambassador Lead the Way?

The magnitude of the war’s human cost now dwarfs nearly every other global conflict, with the exception of Syria.
Release: Apr 24th, 2017 11:08 | All

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ISIS-in-Afghanistan Is Losing Recruits to Other Groups, US Officials Say

SecDef Mattis says he’s made no decision on adding troops, but warns of a confrontation if Russia continues to arm the Taliban.
Release: Apr 24th, 2017 07:38 | All

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With Mattis Visiting, Netanyahu Applauds Trump’s Military Strikes

Israeli security leaders and U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis blamed Iran for backing an “axis of evil” from Hezbollah to Pyongyang.
Release: Apr 21st, 2017 11:25 | All

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The Pentagon’s Bug Bounty Program Should Be Expanded to America’s Military Bases, DOD Official Says

The ‘best and brightest’ hackers could accelerate the search for vulnerabilities across some of the Defense Department’s broader critical infras
Release: Apr 21st, 2017 11:09 | All

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Hawaii’s Renewed Jitters About Nukes

The state is asking the Department of Defense to help it prepare for a nuclear attack, amid escalating tensions between the United States and North Ko
Release: Apr 20th, 2017 13:29 | All

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Syria’s War Has Been a ‘Goldmine’ for North Korea—and Don’t Expect It to Change Anytime Soon

Weapons from North Korea have ended up in Syria, ultimately enriching the Kim regime and prolonging Bashar al-Assad’s grip on power.
Release: Apr 20th, 2017 10:14 | All

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Inside NASA's Plan to Protect the Planet from a Massive Asteroid

In 2016, NASA established a new office for working with the Air Force, Defense Department, and FEMA to prevent speeding asteroids from impacting the E
Release: Apr 20th, 2017 05:53 | All

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Inside NASA's Plan to Protect the Planet from a Massive Asteroid

In 2016, NASA established a new office for working with the Air Force, Defense Department, and FEMA to prevent speeding astroids from impacting the Ea
Release: Apr 20th, 2017 03:16 | All

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Special Counsel Goes to Bat for Two Defense Whistleblowers

Friend of the court briefs try to overturn rulings against retaliation claims.
Release: Apr 20th, 2017 02:45 | All

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Risk of Nuclear Accidents Growing, U.N. Research Group Says

The warning comes as the Pentagon begins an extensive review of its nuclear arsenal.
Release: Apr 19th, 2017 17:35 | All

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President Trump's First 100 Days Could End in a Government Shutdown

The historical marker on April 29 will coincide with the expiration of federal funding—unless Congress can strike a bipartisan deal in time.
Release: Apr 19th, 2017 08:36 | All

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Government Needs ‘Heavy Artillery’ for Cyberspace, DHS Chief Says

Plodding bureaucracy could leave government outgunned in cyberspace, John Kelly said in his first major address as secretary.
Release: Apr 19th, 2017 07:30 | All

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The Trouble With Brazil's Expanding Arms Trade

With weapons appearing in Yemen and transferring to repressive regimes, Brazil's arms policies are outdated and out of step with it's peaceful aims.
Release: Apr 18th, 2017 12:28 | All

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Don't Let Trump Fool You, He's Still No Interventionist

Despite the cruise missiles in Syria and MOAB in Afghanistan, if you’re anticipating another military campaign the size of Libya’s in 2011, prepar
Release: Apr 18th, 2017 07:41 | All

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Here’s What 71 Years of US Presidential ‘Red Lines’ Have Taught Us

The country has walked to the brink of war or beyond with Iran, North Korea, Iraq, and Syria to prevent or stop them.
Release: Apr 18th, 2017 02:17 | All

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America Can’t Do Much About North Korea

But whatever it can do, it will need China.
Release: Apr 18th, 2017 01:00 | All

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Pentagon Misses the Target When It Comes to Its Workforce

Defense officials can’t tell you how many contractors they employ or at what cost. Finding out is critical to personnel reform.
Release: Apr 17th, 2017 12:00 | All

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How a National Lab in Charge of Nuclear Safety Optimized Its Systems

It went from having 63 data centers to 18 across a square-mile campus, reducing facility costs and repurposing staff.
Release: Apr 17th, 2017 10:54 | All

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How a National Lab in Charge of Nuclear Safety Optimized Its Systems

The lab went from having 63 data centers to 18, across its square-mile campus, reducing facility costs and repurposing staff.
Release: Apr 17th, 2017 10:40 | All

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The Case Against Trump Selling Planes to Nigeria for War with Boko Haram

Some in Washington say that the sign of ‘goodwill’ between the two governments is really a vanity project for Nigeria.
Release: Apr 17th, 2017 10:12 | All

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A Soldier's Dilemma

In 2016, Captain Nathan Smith sued President Obama for issuing an order to engage in the battle against ISIS without congressional approval. Can his c
Release: Apr 15th, 2017 08:00 | All

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What's Really at Stake for America in Yemen's Conflict

As the Trump administration navigates the risks of escalation, there’s a real danger it will get the calculus wrong.
Release: Apr 14th, 2017 06:22 | All

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In Lithuania, NATO Troops Set Up Near A Potentially Hostile Border

Just two years ago, it would have been nearly unthinkable for the Western alliance to set up a battalion here, some two hours' drive from Russia.
Release: Apr 13th, 2017 19:53 | All

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Remember When Mike Pompeo Loved Wikileaks?

Now the head of the CIA wants to get tough on the “non-state hostile intelligence service.” That won’t be so easy.
Release: Apr 13th, 2017 19:52 | All

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Small Business Advocate Hauls Pentagon Into Court

The plaintiff says the Defense Department is covering up ways in which large contractors hog work intended for smaller companies.
Release: Apr 13th, 2017 16:55 | All

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