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Pentagon Officials, Uniformed Leaders Slam Fox’s Carlson Over Female-Troop Comments

“What we absolutely won't do is take personnel advice from a talk show host,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Thursday.

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Americans’ Trust in Military Is Declining, Survey Finds

Yet people still trust the military more than six other U.S. institutions.

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Biden Nominates Two Women To Lead Combatant Commands

They would become just the second and third women to head up a top-level joint military command.

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It’s Time for a Cybersecurity Quid Pro Quo

Require companies to disclose breaches to the government in exchange for legal liability limitations.

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Esper, McMaster, Panetta Endorse 9/11-Style Commission to Investigate Jan. 6 Insurrection

“We need to have serious people, independent people take a look at this,” Trump’s final confirmed defense secretary said.

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Biden Nominee For Top Policy Post Grilled On Iran, Tweets

"I really believe that the controversy over your nomination is essentially a proxy war” for the Iran nuclear deal, said Sen. Kaine.

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US Unprepared for AI Competition with China, Commission Finds

Retaining the current dwindling edge will take White House leadership and a substantial investment, according to the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence.

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Khashoggi Report Blames MBS; Biden Skips Sanctions For Crown Prince

Punishing MBS would put the United States in a “hostile” position with Riyadh, an administration official told reporters.

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Hyten: US Must Broaden Its Strategic Deterrence Concept — and Keep Its ICBMs

The Joint Chiefs vice chair said a “new strategic defense review” should take account of communications and sensors.

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Coalition Plans To Expand Giant ISIS Prison In Syria

The UK-funded effort signals no answer in sight to the thousands of foreign and Syrian detainees.

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CIA Nominee Vows To Probe Mysterious Microwave Attacks

Longtime diplomat Bill Burns sailed through his confirmation hearing on Wednesday.

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Should the Pentagon Reform Its Bid-Protest Rules?

Microsoft's president told senators yes, but bid protests hit a 10-year low last year.

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How China’s Digital Silk Road Is Leading Countries Away from the United States

Beijing is using technology products, markets, and training to secure influence with U.S. security partners, a IISS report finds.

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White House Prepping Multi-Part Executive Order on SolarWinds Hack

The official leading the effort said changes are necessary to improve information sharing within the federal government.

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Only a Tiny Fraction of Sexual Assaults Against DoD Civilians Are Being Documented, GAO Says

Over a recent half-decade, DoD recorded 357 cases of sexual assaults that involved civilian employees. But a survey of employees indicated that thousands may have occurred.

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Biden: ‘I Will Never Politicize’ US Troops

Biden also announced a new Pentagon-led review of military strategy towards China.

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