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5.2% Pay Bump for Troops, Feds in 2024 Budget Proposal

The largest proposed pay raise for federal employees since the Carter administration still falls short of the demands of some Democrats and unions.

Companies Prepare to Spend More on Cybersecurity Under New Rules

Despite some complaints about the White House's new tack, industry leaders say most recognize the need for better defenses.

Sketching Out the Rules for Offensive Cyber Operations

The White House released the first-ever National Cybersecurity Strategy this week. It leaves the door open for more defined use cases for cyber operations.

New National Cyber Strategy: Raise Defensive Baseline for Critical Infrastructure

The White House wants to get electrical systems, gas pipelines, water treatment plants, and more up to a consistent level of cybersecurity.

From Balloons to Nukes, We Must Stop Inflating the China Threat

We are better off talking to Beijing than getting tangled up in a new arms race.

Delete TikTok by March 29, White House Tells Feds

The Office of Management and Budget responds to a congressional push to ban the popular Chinese social-networking app from government devices.

U.S. Lacked ‘Political Will’, Resources To Build Up Afghan Forces, Report Finds

Biden, Trump administrations didn’t account for low morale, which was “one of the main contributors” to the collapse of Afghan National Defense and Security Forces amid the U.S. military withdrawal in 2021.

Why War Pledges for Ukraine Fell Flat in Munich

Biden, Harris, and other world leaders pledged to help Ukraine fight for “as long as it takes.” So why does nobody believe them?

White House Launches Effort to Examine Policy Choices for Shooting Down UFOs

NORTHCOM has changed radar settings to get “better fidelity on seeing slower objects,” general says.

When Lippy Generals Challenge Civilian Control

Was Air Force Gen. Minihan’s memo dangerous or just dumb?

China Just Exposed the GOP’s Real Target: Biden

Less than a month into the new Congress, hopes for the return of adults-in-the-room Republicans atop national-security committees have popped like a balloon.

What Tanks in Ukraine Tell Us About America in the Pacific

U.S. hopes that Europe can take care of itself appear to be farfetched.