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Navy SEAL Skills Serve Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke Well

Rep. Ryan Zinke explains his philosophy of government through the 13 military combat knives he keeps in his House office.

Reports Say Apache in Korea May Have Gotten Tangled in Utility Wires

An Army helicopter that crashed may have collided with a power pylon or high-tension wires, according to South Korea media.

4 Crew Members Dead after Helicopter Crashes at Fort Hood

U.S. Army officials say four people have died in a helicopter crash at Fort Hood, Texas.

Guns And The Terrorist “Loophole”

The Federalist: Having overwhelmingly lost the public debate about whether the Obama administration’s Syrian refugee screening policy should be enhanced, Democrats have retreated to more comfortable rhetorical ground: demanding more gun control. Their new secret weapon? A bill that would ban anyone whose name appears on a terror watch list from buying or possessing a […]

Air University Focused on Deterrence

New threats in the cyber realm have brought about a renewed focus on the concept of deterrence, according to faculty and researchers at Air University.

NCOs to SMA: No More Uniform Changes

Dozens of NCOs applauded when one of their own asked Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey to try and "hold off making any more uniform changes for a while."

Homeless Man Finds Stolen Army Weapons in Bronx Park

Police say a homeless man walking through a Bronx park found several guns that had been stolen from a Massachusetts Army facility.

US Destroyer Teams with Chinese Ship for Exercise in East China Sea

EAST CHINA SEA (NNS) -- Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) joined with People's Liberation Army-Navy PLA(N) guided-missile frigate Xuzhou (FFG 530) to practice the Co...

Ellsworth's B-1 Bombers Dropping Bombs at Record Pace

B-1 bombers from Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota have been dropping bombs at a record pace this year as part of an escalated assault on ISIS targets.

Wisconsin-built Combat Ship Commissioned in Milwaukee

The USS Milwaukee littoral combat ship, a warship built in Wisconsin, was commissioned Saturday and is now ready to report for duty in the South China Sea.

The U.S. Air Force Made the Right Choice for Its Next Stealth Bomber

The team of Boeing and its junior partner Lockheed Martin recently protested the U.S. Air Force’s award to Northrop Grumman for America’s next-generation stealth bomber. This new aircraft, known as the Long Range Strike Bomber, or LRS-B, will likely be a shorter-ranged stealth bomber than Northrop’s long-range B-2 Spirit. This new...

Gulf Monarchies Love Mercenaries

In an attempt to bolster its ground operations in Yemen, the Saudi-led coalition has contracted 800 former Colombian soldiers as part of the fight for Aden against militant factions linked to Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and the Islamic State.  It is unclear which state contracted the fighters, but...

Pentagon Admits to Killing Civilians in Iraq

On March 13, two U.S. Air Force A-10 Warthogs closed in on an Islamic State checkpoint near the Iraqi city of Al Hatra. The ground-attack planes then targeted two vehicles parked nearby and released their GPS-guided bombs. The pilots assumed the vehicles, a GMC Suburban and a Kia Sorento, belonged to the terrorists....

Great Britain to Rearm With More Drones, Fighters, Patrol Planes

The United Kingdom’s latest strategic review calls for more Typhoon and F-35 fighters and drones plus a new fleet of maritime patrol planes — effectively reversing many of the deepest cuts from the previous review back in 2010. Great Britain’s Strategic Defense and Security Review is roughly equivalent to the...

Soviet Spy Ronald W. Pelton to be Released from Prison

Tomorrow Ronald W. Pelton, a National Security Agency communications specialist who was convicted in 1986 of spying for the Soviet Union, will be released from prison. Like Jonathan J. Pollard, who was convicted of spying for IsraelShow More Summary

Islamic State: Frequently Asked Questions, & More from CRS

New and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service that were issued last week — but withheld from public release — include the following. The Islamic State — Frequently Asked Questions: Threats, Global Implications, and U.S. Show More Summary

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