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A U.S. Air Force B-1 Lancer takes off at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. (Tech Sgt Richard P. Ebensberger/U.S. Air Force)

U.S. Bomber Crews Flying With Broken Ejection Seats

A number of B-1 seats could still malfunction after a dangerous May mishap.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the NATO summit in Brussels on July 12. (Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)

Trump’s ‘America First’ Policy Could Leave U.S. Defense Industry Behind

Fallout from Trump’s moves on trade and foreign relations was evident at a major international air show.

The sun sets behind an Australian F-35A Lighting II at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, on June 27. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham) Note: This image was created by placing a reflective surface in front of the the camera lens.

Fighter Jet Price Hits Record Low in Massive Deal

But high long-term costs and severe maintenance challenges still plague the aircraft.

An entrance to Fort Bliss is shown as reports indicate the military will begin to construct temporary housing for migrants. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Pentagon Says It Won’t Pay for Housing of Immigrants

Preparing shelters at military bases could take weeks.

TOPSHOT - Brazilian Air Force pilots on Super Tucano airplanes perform aerobatics during the F-Air Colombia 2017 air festival at the Jose Maria Cordova airport in Rionegro, Antioquia department, on July 13, 2017.   / AFP PHOTO / JOAQUIN SARMIENTO        (Photo credit should read JOAQUIN SARMIENTO/AFP/Getty Images)

How War Went Retro and the Pentagon Was Left Behind

The U.S. military has been trying — and failing — to buy a simple counterinsurgency aircraft for more than 10 years. Here’s what went wrong.

Pro-government forces gather south of the Hodeida airport in Yemen on June 15. (AFP/Getty Images)

Yemen on Brink of Catastrophe as U.N. Envoy Pushes for Truce

U.S. backing of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates could be enabling the disaster.

US Navy pilots of an EA-18G Growler electronic warfare aircraft prepare for takeoff from the USS George Washington aircraft carrier (U.S. Navy)

Tightening Chest and Tingling Fingers: Why Are the Military’s Fighter Pilots Getting Sick?

The Navy is investigating the latest in an alarming string of incidents that left pilots disoriented and shaken.

The U.S. military's shadowy "Project Maven"  uses sophisticated artificial intelligence to analyze drone footage. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Pentagon’s AI Surge On Track, Despite Google Protest

In the long term, large government contracts and cutting-edge projects will be hard for tech companies to resist.

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Experts Question Wisdom of Canceling U.S. Exercises with South Korea, As Mattis Makes It Official

But some analysts say it’s a small price to pay for the possibility of peace with North Korea.

An F-35A gets ready to drop a weapon over the Sea Test Range in Point Mugu, California, on Aug. 12, 2016. (Chad Bellay/Lockheed Martin)

The Countries Where F-35 Sales Are Taking Off

Tracking the growing global fleet of stealth fighters.

Astronaut Bruce McCandless II participates in an extravehicular activity outside the Challenger shuttle during the STS-41B mission in April 1983. (NASA)

Trump’s Space Force Faces Hurdles in the Pentagon and Congress

The U.S. president's plan could put him at odds with his defense secretary.

Iraqis celebrate with a picture of the Shiite cleric, Muqtada al-Sadr, after the general election in Baghdad on May 14, 2018.

I Fought Against Muqtada al-Sadr. Now He’s Iraq’s Best Hope.

The former militia leader who once terrorized U.S. forces has reinvented himself as an Iraqi nationalist and a pragmatist.

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What a Secret Cold War Game of Nuclear Hide-and-Seek Teaches Us About North Korean Verification

Making sure that Pyongyang actually destroys its nuclear weapons may be impossible.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures while addressing a rally in Bangalore on February 4, 2018.
 (MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Modi Needs to Show India Has Teeth

Asia is ready for India to step up as the United States withdraws.

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, chats with friends near the Loews Regency hotel on Park Ave on April 13, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images

Trump Lawyer Met With Qatari Government Official Days Before FBI Raid

Was Michael Cohen seeking to add foreign governments as clients of his consulting business?

France's President Emmanuel Macron addresses students at the North Rhine-Westphalia technical university on May 10, 2018 in Aachen, Germany (above); Supporters and elected officials of the far-right Front National protest the French government's immigration policies near the National Assembly on April 20, 2018 in Paris (below).

Saving European Democracy Starts at Home

If French President Emmanuel Macron is serious about pushing back against xenophobic populists, he needs to revamp his own legislative agenda.

Jordan’s Chinese CH-4 drone on display at this year’s SOFEX arms show.
(Sharon Weinberger/Foreign Policy)

China Has Already Won the Drone Wars

Chinese companies are proving that America is not first in the UAV export market. Can Trump roll that back?

A flock of starlings flies over St. Peter's dome on Nov. 10, 2004. (PAOLO COCCO/AFP/Getty Images)

Italy Is Safe From, and for, Jihadis

It turns out not being attacked by the Islamic State is nothing to be proud of.

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