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Afghanistan’s Situation Didn’t Change. American Politics Did

The Biden administration says it can fight terrorism in a way that its predecessors called impossible. Can it?

Pentagon Launches Post-Insurrection Extremism Review

Secretary Austin directs new steps, studies to keep extremists out of the ranks and better protect outgoing troops from being recruited into extremist groups.

Fewer Troops Are Declining the COVID Vaccine. We May Never Know Why

Defense leaders say education efforts and seeing peers get vaccinated are reducing the reluctance.

Space Force to Absorb USAF Command to Run Launches, Research

The Space and Missile Systems Center will become Space Systems Command.

Putin Ups Efforts to Intimidate Ukraine and Its Allies

But experts say the mass mobilization does not suggest an imminent offensive.

US Aims to Diversify Its Quantum Workforce Early On

To fill a shortage of quantum scientists, leaders in the field are working to build an inclusive community — starting in grade school.

DoD to Spend a Quarter-Billion Dollars Reorganizing Its Data for AI

JAIC leaders have called the lack of "data readiness" the biggest impediment to fielding artificial-intelligence tools.