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Spy Report Spinning Has a Long History
From Vietnam to ISIS, a disturbing trail.
90 Missions a Day: Pentagon Wants to Up Its Use of Drones
Calls for more U.S. drone missions comes months after the Air Force reduced flights and the Army announced soldier cuts.
Are We Dropping Enough Bombs On ISIS?
Is an undue concern for civilian casualties allowing ISIS to survive and thrive?
U.S. Weighs Storing Military Hardware in Baltics, Eastern Europe
Move would aim to reassure allies unnerved by Russia's intervention in Ukraine and to deter further aggression.
The U.S. Has Spent $9 Million a Day to Fight ISIS
The Pentagon released a breakdown of its $2.74 billion budget on Thursday.
White House Says Iraqi Lack of Will to Fight Islamic State Militants Has Been Past Problem
"That certainly has been a problem that we have seen in the past," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said.
Pentagon Slams Sectarian Iraqi Code Name for Ramadi Offensive
A spokesman for the Shi'ite militia said the code name for the new operation would be "Labaik ya Hussein."
Pentagon Employees Spent Over $1 Million on Gambling, Adult Entertainment
A new Defense Department audit found that the employees used their government-issued credit cards for personal use.
U.S. Has Begun Training Syrians to Battle Islamic State: Pentagon
The U.S. military has started training Syrian fighters to combat Islamic State militants, officials said on Thursday.
Nurses at Guantanamo May Get Option on Force-Feeding
Pentagon could change policy that punished medical personnel for objecting to the procedure.
Myths That Drive (and Endanger) U.S. Defense Policy
The American way of waging war needs a long, cool rethink.
Group Alleging to Be ISIS Hacks U.S. Military Social Media Accounts
Hackers posting on the U.S. Central Command’s Twitter and YouTube accounts claim to have broken into the Pentagon’s network and uncovered classified information.
Court Cancels Pretrial Hearing For 9/11 Suspects
The hearing is intended to examine allegations the FBI tried to infiltrate legal defense teams.
Pentagon to Aid Veterans Affected by Chemical Warfare
Since 2003, over 600 American service members have come forward with the belief that they were exposed to chemical warfare agents in Iraq.
Obama Authorizes National Guard Call-Up to Fight Ebola
If called up, the National Guard will provide humanitarian assistance in the region, which has been badly hit by the Ebola outbreak.
U.S. Military: Climate Change Could Foster Terrorism
Climate change, the Pentagon writes, requires immediate action on the part of the U.S. Military
'Call of Duty' Creators Collaborated with Pentagon Adviser in Upcoming Videogame
A range of experts were consulted in making of latest Call of Duty installment, including American defence analyst
U.S. Air Strikes on Syria Would Face Formidable Obstacles
Obama’s proposal for air strikes on Islamist fighters in Syria carries significant risk, experts warn
The Mission to Save Foley Ended Like Most: In Failure
A decline in basic military intelligence gathering has made a hard job even harder
Be All That You Can Be, Just With Less
The Pentagon is suggesting that the U.S. Army shrink down to pre-World War II levels, and the Air Force will need to say goodbye to an old but popular type of plane
After Break-in, Whistleblowers Office Boosts Security
Intruders jimmied open a file cabinet at the Project on Government Oversight, a private organization whose history of investigations includes a critical report on a controversial Pentagon leak investigation.