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  • New defense chief vows to protect troops' safety, dignity

    Ash Carter, sworn in Tuesday as President Barack Obama's fourth secretary of defense amid multiple global threats, pledged to offer his most candid strategic advice and carefully consider decisions about sending troops into harm's way. Hours after taking...
  • Egypt signs agreements to purchase advanced French warplanes

    Egypt signed agreements to purchase 24 advanced fighter jets from France on Monday, hours after Egyptian aircraft bombed Islamic State targets in Libya and implored foreign governments for help fighting extremists in the region. The deal for 24 of...
  • Push to boost defense spending puts GOP in budget bind

    Pressing Pentagon demands in a time of terror threats and Islamic State militants have put newly empowered congressional Republicans in a bind. Defense hawks want to wipe out previous spending cuts to steer more money to the military, but the GOP is...
  • New Pentagon head Ashton Carter sets priorities

    Ashton Carter was sworn in as the secretary of defense this week, taking the reins of Pentagon leadership from former Secretary Chuck Hagel. On Tuesday, he issued a message to the Department of Defense employees outlining his top priorities: protecting...
  • Ukraine says more Russian troops crossed border; fighting escalates

    Ukraine's president on Wednesday accused Russia of moving additional troops and military hardware into his country, a charge the Moscow quickly denied amid intense fighting in eastern Ukraine. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland,...
  • Defense chief nominee Ashton Carter, unlike Obama, backs arming Ukraine

    Ashton Carter, President Obama’s nominee for secretary of Defense, said at his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday that he was “very much inclined” to provide lethal arms to Ukrainian forces fighting Russia-backed separatists,...
  • Defense contractors see opportunity in cybersecurity sector

    Defense contractors see opportunity in cybersecurity sector
    After a year that saw destructive cyberattacks on major U.S. companies, President Obama's call to stiffen America's digital defenses could help bolster the bottom lines of top defense and aerospace contractors facing cutbacks in Pentagon spending. In...
  • Drone dogfights? After drones fly over key sites, govts eye high-tech ways to boost defenses

    What's the best way to counter an unwelcome drone: a bigger, faster drone, laser guns, sky-high netting or devices that block remote controls? Scientists, governments and companies are now scrambling to find out. Concerned about a recent spate of...
  • Huntington Ingalls shuffles D.C. lobbying team

    Huntington Ingalls Industries today announced two leadership changes to its government relations team. William Ebbs is now vice president, federal policy, and Andrew Hicks has been promoted to vice president, legislative affairs. Both will report to...
  • Defense chief nominee says he's inclined to advocate sending arms to Ukraine.

    President Barack Obama's pick to run the Pentagon said Wednesday he's inclined to back increased U.S. assistance to Ukraine, including lethal arms, to fight anti-government rebels backed by neighboring Russia. The White House is reconsidering its...
  • NATO defense ministers to meet on Russia: US may be sending officers to eastern Europe

    With NATO officials calling Russia more unpredictable now than during the Cold War, alliance defense ministers on Thursday are expected to approve further measures to enhance the organization's ability to deter or respond to military threats from Moscow....