DOD

border security

Some border states intend to resist Trump's plan to deploy the National Guard

Not every state is in favor of the new plan to use troops in lieu of a wall
Alexa Liautaud
4.6.18
encrypt all the things

The Pentagon Says It Will Start Encrypting Soldiers' Emails Next Year

Basic decade-old encryption technology is finally coming to Pentagon email servers next year.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.6.17
Star Wars

The Air Force Is Getting a Space General

“We must organize and train forces to be able to prevail in any future conflict which could extend into space.”
Rollin Bishop
6.18.17
Internet Insecurity

British Hacker Pleads Guilty to Hacking US Military Satellite Phone And Messaging System

A 25-year-old broke into a DoD satellite communication system and doxed around 800 Department of Defense employees.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.15.17
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
6.2.17
CSI: Cold Hacks

New Evidence Links a 20-Year-Old Hack on the US Government to a Modern Attack Group

A UK company's vintage web server kept in storage for over 20 years connects the 'Moonlight Maze' attacks of the 90s to the 2000s hacker group Turla.
Kim Zetter
4.4.17
iSpy

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
3.16.17
robots

Swarms of Tiny Drones Could Accompany US Fighter Jets

The propeller-driven, winged robots, each the size of a beer can and weighing just one pound, could fly ahead of human pilots, scouting for targets, distracting enemy forces, or even attacking targets on their own.
David Axe
1.13.17
war and conflict

Russia and the US are arguing over who killed a top ISIS leader

The countries are both claiming responsibility for the airstrike in Syria that killed Mohamed al-Adnani, the Islamic State's chief spokesman.
Benjamin Gilbert
8.31.16
war and conflict

Americans are fighting and dying again in southern Afghanistan

American troops just returned to southern Helmand province to help defeat a Taliban offensive that threatens the provincial capital, and one US service member has already been killed.
Benjamin Gilbert
8.23.16
middle east

10 killed and dozens injured after Saudi coalition allegedly bombs school in Yemen

The attack occurred after the Pentagon announced that it was selling $1.15 billion in weapons to Saudi Arabia and $750 million in guided aerial munitions to the UAE, both of which are taking part in the air war in Yemen.
Tess Owen
8.14.16
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
7.11.16
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