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U.S.-led air strike kills 33 civilians in Syria: report

Early reports suggest that the air raid was conducted by an American-led coalitionLess than two weeks after President Donald Trump sent Marines into Syria,...

Are the F-15 Eagle’s days numbered? Top generals say maybe

The Air Force is considering retiring its F-15 C and D fighter aircraft and replacing them with F-16s.In a House Armed Services readiness subcommittee...

Game of Drones: How Russia Can Respond to US Weapons of...

"The distinctive feature of the exercise is that it includes destroying small aerial targets imitating enemy unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)," the press office of...

Pentagon Seeks Balance on Releasing Details of $550M B-21 Long Range...

Military & Intelligence Get short URL "We have to do better, but we can't go too far," Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch said Thursday at...

Malicious Cuts Reveal Trump’s Budget Priorities Are Not About The Money

The following post, written by The Rev. Robert A. Franek, is a part of Politicus Policy Discussion, in which writers draw connections between real...

Mounting claims of civilian deaths at mosque after U.S. drone strikes...

The U.S. drone aircraft fired missiles and dropped a 500-pound bomb outside Aleppo on Friday in an attack that the Pentagon said killed scores...

Pentagon: No Indication Civilians Killed in Syria Strike

The Pentagon confirmed Friday that it conducted an airstrike in Syria targeting al Qaeda militants a day earlier, but said there was no indication...

US Navy Seal Team 6 Enigmatically Abandoned Second Raid on Al...

Military & Intelligence Get short URL The initial operation on January 29 left more than two dozen civilians, among them children, dead. Yemen, of...

14 Obama Holdovers Still at the Pentagon

Currently, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is the only presidentially-appointed, Senate-confirmed appointee at the Pentagon, out of 53 such positions.Obama holdovers are filling four of...

US Marines’ New Chopper to Be More Expensive Than F-35 Disaster

Military & Intelligence Get short URL Both aerial vehicles share at least one other characteristic, aside from their absurdly high cost and regular poor...

SpaceX Scores Another Win in Push for Military Satellite Launches

The U.S. Air Force picked Elon Musk's SpaceX to blast a second Global Positioning System satellite into orbit, part of a broader drive to...

This Chart Explains How Crazy-Expensive Fighter Jets Have Gotten

A new report by a Washington D.C.-based think tank confirms a widely held suspicion: on average, a new U.S. tactical aircraft costs up to...

Trump secretly gave CIA authority to carry out drone strikes

President Trump has granted the CIA permission to carry out drone attacks against suspected terrorists, breaking with previous policy and potentially reigniting contentious discussions...

Trump Gives CIA Power to Use Drones to Bomb Suspected Terrorists

Military & Intelligence Get short URL This new authority is a shift from a policy under former President Barack Obama that limited the CIA's...

US Hits Al Qaeda in Yemen More in One Week Than...

Forty targets were hit by airstrikes and drone strikes in early March, Foreign Policy magazine reported, pointing out that the administration of new US...

Trump budget timeline mixes deadlines, uncertainty

President Donald Trump's release of a spending blueprint for the upcoming budget year will set in motion a debate that's full of uncertainty -...

Mattis Is The Only Trump Political Appointee At The Pentagon Two...

Two months in to the Trump administration and Secretary of Defense James Mattis remains the sole political appointee at the Pentagon.Directly underneath Mattis is...

After two months, Mattis is only Trump pick at the Pentagon

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Jim Mattis is not lonely in the Pentagon, but two months into his tenure as secretary of defense not a single...

Is al Qaeda more dangerous than ISIS again?

Under expanded authority granted by President Trump shortly after he took office, U.S. commanders have taken the gloves off in the fight against al...

Nearly 2 months into office, Secretary Mattis is Trump’s only appointee...

Secretary of Defense James Mattis. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) WASHINGTON (AP) - Jim Mattis is not lonely in the Pentagon, but two months...