T.Arines

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Turkey Likely To Soften Foreign Policy

ANKARA — Turkey's inconclusive June 7 parliamentary elections have not only deprived the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) of its …

Better Defenses Change Nature of Precision Strike Warfare

WASHINGTON — Over the past quarter century, precision guided munitions (PGMs) such as laser-guided bombs and cruise missiles have become the weapons …

Sen. Claire McCaskill wants Pentagon to address new form of combat stress

WASHINGTON — Sen. Claire McCaskill has asked Air Force leaders to address a "unique form of combat stress" suffered by drone pilots engaged in remote …

Plan B for Iran

If the nuclear negotiations go bad, the U.S. has a backup: Obama can drop the MOP, the world’s largest non-nuclear bomb.<p>President Barack Obama’s nuclear diplomacy with Iran may yet fail. On Tuesday, exactly one week before a June 30 deadline for an agreement, Iran’s Supreme Leader delivered his …

Exclusive: Chinese Cyberthieves Hack FBI in Dangerous Breach

Chinese hackers have in recent months penetrated an untold number of FBI agents’ personnel files, <i>Newsweek</i> has learned, in a breach with potentially …

Senate spy panel approves annual policy bill

The Senate Intelligence Committee unanimously approved the fiscal 2016 Intelligence Authorization Act on Wednesday, advancing the annual policy bill …

ISIS Wannabes Focusing on U.S. Attacks, Study Says

America's ISIS wannabes are increasingly focused on waging jihad in the United States instead of becoming foreign fighters overseas, a new analysis of terrorism suspects arrested in the last 15 months shows.<p>The study by Fordham Law School's Center on National Security found that before March, …

One Small Change to Fix Our Broken Political System

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Government

Work Unveils First Space Ops Center For Intel Community And Military

GEOINT: For the first time, all the nation’s spy satellites and the military’s satellites will be tracked from a single location, allowing the two …

Space Exploration

The Kurds Are Building a Country With Every Victory Over ISIS

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Middle East

First on CNN: U.S. data hack may be 4 times larger than the government originally said

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The personal data of an estimated 18 million current, former and prospective federal employees were affected by a cyber breach at the Office of Personnel Management - more than four times the 4.2 million the agency has publicly acknowledged. The number is expected to grow, …

Pentagon Rushing to Open Space-War Center To Counter China, Russia

Prepping for war in orbit, the military is honing tactics and building a new center to coordinate defense and development.<p><b>The Pentagon and</b> …

White House tries for a leaner National Security Council

The White House acknowledged Monday, at least indirectly, that its vast National Security Council staff, the subject of considerable criticism both within and outside the administration, has grown unwieldy and could use some streamlining.<p>“To ensure the NSC staff is a lean, nimble, and …

Turkey Selects Engine To Power Light Helo

ANKARA —Tusas Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has selected the Light Helicopter Turbine Engine Co.'s CTS800 to power a light helicopter the …

Military

Popular Security Software Came Under Relentless NSA and GCHQ Attacks

The National Security Agency and its British counterpart, Government Communications Headquarters, have worked to subvert anti-virus and other …