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Petraeus arrives in Langley

The general trades his uniform for a business suit and a new office outside Washington — how will he change CIA and how will it change him?


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A rare window into a closed world

The roll of names of the service members killed in Saturday’s helicopter crash provides a glimpse of the secret world of special operations.




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The White House website crackdown

Can the vast Internet real estate taken up by DoD and the intelligence community survive the White House’s planned purge of official websites?



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Analysts urge U.S. stay the course on Pakistan

Pakistan has taken billions of dollars in U.S. aid, been a key ally in the fight against terrorism, and yet appears to have harbored Osama bin Laden for six years. Frustrating as it gets, the U.S. can’t give up, analysts say.





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All U.S. Aircraft Could Talk to Each Other, Someday

The Air Force’s Chief Information Officer, Lt. Gen. William Lord just shed some more light on how the Pentagon is working to solve the timeless problem of getting all its jets, satellites and ground vehicles to talk to one another.


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F-22s Won’t Get F-35 Datalinks,Yet

Air Force leaders shed more light on the communications issues facing the F-22 Raptor today, telling lawmakers that the plane will not be receiving the same datalink being developed for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.


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PRC Starts Seeking Space Coop

One of China’s top space executives is scheduled to come to the US and speak next month at the National Space Symposium, the nation’s premier…


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HASC Chair Questions No-Fly Goals

The first Arab state has publicly committed to enforcing the no-fly zone over Libya — Qatar — as initial battle damage assessments of yesterday’s air strikes indicate Qaddafi’s air defense have been seriously degraded. On the home front, the first signs of open worry from Capitol Hill surfaced with the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee saying he was, ‚Äúconcerned that the use of military force in the absence of clear political objectives for our country risks entrenching the United States in a humanitarian mission whose scope and duration are not known at this point and cannot be controlled by us.”


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AF Space Buying Strategy Dismissed

The Air Force’s new space acquisition strategy, called Evolutionary Acquisition for Space Strategy, came under fire today from experts who said it would lead to higher costs and a less resilient industrial base.


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HPSCI Vice Questions New Spy Sat

The United States must consider an alternative approach to buying a highly sophisticated, multi-billion eye in the sky spy satellite, the vice chairman of the House Permanent Select Intelligence Committee said this morning. “I think it’s a major issue,” Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger of Maryland told reporters this morning. He said he is working with DNI Jim Clapper on the best approach to providing troops and the White House with the best mix of capabilities.


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Navy Hearings: The Week Ahead

This week in Congress it’s all about the Navy and its shipbuilding programs, with a dash of radical Muslims and some worldwide threat analysis thrown…


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Prez Helos Flying Black Soon?

When Defense Secretary Robert Gates put the presidential helicopter program on ice in 2009, he left nine completely built birds sitting in a hangar. Given…