Arms export rules relaxed

By Rebecca LaFlure

A stream of military equipment exports will soon bypass State Department scrutiny

Practice attack on Moscow was anything but routine

By Douglas Birch

Did 1983 U.S.-NATO war game bring the world to the brink of Armageddon?

Excerpts from this story referencing "Finland":

"… the Soviet leadership triggered an invasion by the Red Army of Yugoslavia, Finland, Norway and Greece, according to the exercise scenario. After the “Orang …"

Pentagon spends billions on duplicative camouflage outfits, GAO says

By Douglas Birch

Auditors say waste results when the military services insist on going their own way

Excerpts from this story referencing "Middle East":

"… ge uniforms currently worn by American troops in Pentagon corridors and in Middle East combat zones may not look flashy, but they aren’t cheap. After having j …"

Obama administration embraces major new nuclear weapons cut

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Officials back a new targeting plan and a one-third reduction in the U.S. arsenal.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Obama administration":

"… st, officials said, in at least exploring a new joint, lower limit. …"

Daily Disclosure: Crossroads GPS hits North Dakota's Heitkamp

By Rachael Marcus

GOP-aligned dark money group Crossroads GPS launches second round of ads in North Dakota in as many weeks.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Rhode Island":

"… on she held from 1993 through 2000. Heitkamp tapped Jack McConnell, Jr., a Rhode Island attorney, to help the state implement its settlement in the Big Tobacco la …"

FACT CHECK: Attack ad backs off its harshest claim

By FactCheck.Org

After yanking ad with false claim, Crossroads GPS is back with one that's technically accurate, but still grossly misleading.

The Army tank that could not be stopped

By Aaron Mehta and Lydia Mulvany

Corporate cash and adroit lobbying have helped crush the Army’s effort to stop work on its premier tank.

Former U.S. nuclear commander startles with proposal to cut weapons arsenal by 80%

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Squabbling in Washington intensifies as a former nuclear force commander urges 80% reduction in the arsenal.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Brookings Institution":

"… al should go.The Air Force chief of staff, Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, told a Brookings Institution audience in Washington on Wednesday — when asked about the new report …"

Problems with battlefield smartphones

By David Axe

Soldiers say that hi-tech can be a distraction in combat

Government fails to keep eye on night-vision goggles in Mideast

By R. Jeffrey Smith and Alexandra Duszak

Pentagon, State Department lose track of valuable military equipment, GAO says

Pentagon needs to address potential cyber attacks on high-tech systems

By Laurel Adams

The Pentagon is far behind in crafting a system to counter cyber attacks

Excerpts from this story referencing "Military":

"… bout civilian roles responsible for cyberspace operations for the Military.Military officials said DOD guidance was insufficient to determine precisely what w …"

The million-dollar weapon

By Sharon Weinberger

Raytheon has sold more than 2,000 of its million-dollar-plus cruise missiles to the Pentagon during a decade of war. ...

Excerpts from this story referencing "Libya":

"… a bunch of pilots in harm’s way?” …"

"… t 550 miles per hour. During a decade of war in Afghanistan, Iraq, and now Libya, the Pentagon has increasingly relied on the Tomahawk. A year ago, Raytheo …"

"… of the Tomahawk helps explain, in part, the high cost of the operations in Libya. “The no-fly zones in Iraq averaged about $1 billion or so per year, whi …"

"… e no-fly zones in Iraq averaged about $1 billion or so per year, while the Libyan operation cost $100 million or more on the first day, largely due to the …"

Ghost soldiers

By Mark Benjamin and Barbara Slavin

The Pentagon sent ill-equipped and poorly trained reservists into harm's way as it scrambled to fill Civil Affairs units to rebuild Iraq and

Crossroads GPS ad attacks Harry Reid, and attack ads

By Josh Israel and Aaron Mehta

Crossroads Grassroots Political Strategies (GPS), a conservative group that has poured millions of dollars into attack ads, is airing a new

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Crossroads":

"… lespie, Crossroads GPS is tax-exempt 501(c)(4) advocacy group connected to American Crossroads. The group’s new 30-second ad encourages Nevada voters to defeat the Sen …"

"… atic Sen. Patty Murray.Jonathan Collegio, spokesman for Crossroads GPS and American Crossroads, explained the strategy behind the ad. “Toward the end of the election c …"

Night-vision devices unaccounted for in Iraq

By Te-Ping Chen

The Pentagon seems to have some trouble keeping track of its materiel. The latest items to go missing? Night-vision devices....

Pentagon contract reform: A decades-old conversation

By Nick Schwellenbach

President Obama told us last week that "the days of giving defense contractors a blank check are over.” Well, maybe. Reforming Pentagon cont

Mismanagement of major weapons acquisitions

By The Center for Public Integrity

Department of Defense went $300 billion over estimates for new weapons acquisitions, and weapons deliveries run 21 months behind

Contracting intelligence

By André Verlöy and Daniel Politi

Department of Interior releases Abu Ghraib contract

Contractors write the rules

By Jonathan Werve

Army policy governing use of contractors omits intelligence restrictions