Ben Watson, Bradley Peniston: Repeating “You write propaganda, right?”, officer held passport until he received an affirmative answer.
Patrick Tucker: The nascent RuNet is meant to allow the country to survive an attack — and Putin to monitor and control the population.
Patrick Tucker, Frank R. Konkel: Amazon loses in a $10-billion upset decision after months of legal and Trump-fueled political controversy.
Katie Bo Williams, Kevin Baron:Trump claims, against the evidence, that killing Baghdadi was administration’s “top national security priority.”
Peter W. Singer: We ran the numbers. It’s doable.
Marcus Weisgerber: The E-4B, a plane that would quarterback a nuclear war, has lost its secondary mission as the SecDef’s main long-haul ride.
Joseph Votel, Elizabeth Dent: Trump’s decision “threatens to undo five years’ worth of fighting against ISIS and will severely damage American credibility and reliability,” writes Joseph Votel, who until March led America’s forces in the Mideast.
Marcus Weisgerber: Bell’s new 360 Invictus is the latest entrant hoping to fill the Army’s vertical-lift gap — and it’s remote-controlled.
Marcus Weisgerber: The defense acquisition chief is looking into the Army’s disqualification of a second bidder to replace Bradley armored vehicles.
Mackenzie Eaglen: Their top concerns don’t include the Mexican border, Iran, or even Syria.