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Rocket Science

Why You Should Be Skeptical of the US Military's 'Successful' Missile Defense Test

The missile it intercepted was probably moving slower than one fired at the US from North Korea would be.
David Axe
guantanamo bay

Trump hasn’t appointed anyone to keep track of released Guantanamo detainees

Alex Thompson

Carnegie Mellon Helped the Government Access a Terror-Linked iPhone, Source Says

It’s not clear if this relates to the San Bernardino case.
Joseph Cox
The VICE Guide to Right Now

What We Know About the Nude Photo Scandal Implicating Hundreds of Marines

The Defense Department is investigating reports that US Marines traded naked pictures of female service members and vets in a secret Facebook group.
River Donaghey

The Alleged NSA Thief Stole Information Impacting At Least Five US Agencies

On Wednesday, the Department of Justice indicted former NSA contractor Harold Thomas Martin III with willful retention of national defense information.
Joseph Cox
middle east

The US is sending hundreds more troops to Iraq to retake Mosul

The latest force increase came less than three months after Washington announced it would dispatch about 200 more soldiers to accompany Iraqi troops advancing toward Mosul.
VICE News and Reuters
defense & security

American women will have to register for the draft if the US Senate has its way

Now that women can hold any position in the US military, including on the front lines of war, Congress has taken up the debate over whether they should also be registered for the draft.
Olivia Becker
middle east

US Commandos Are Fighting the Islamic State on the Frontlines in Syria

The American troops were photographed and videotaped on the frontlines of a Kurdish-led offensive against the Islamic State in Syria.
defense & security

Even if the US Government Doesn't Shut Down, the Pentagon May Be Screwed

Stopgap measures Congress may put in place to prevent a government shutdown could wreak havoc on the Defense Department's ability to plan for the future.
Matt Yurus

An Army Contractor Misplaced Four $500K Drones for Eight Months

Oh, and then an audit of an audit found a fourth drone missing.
Shawn Musgrave

The US Navy Really Seems To Like 'Rolling Stone'

The magazine published a 5,500 word article about why the military thinks climate change is a national security threat, and the Navy is promoting the piece on its social media.

Meet the Guy Who Could Soon Be Running America's Wars

Ashton Carter, a theoretical physicist and former No. 2 at the Pentagon, is expected to be tapped as Obama's next Defense Secretary.
Allie Conti