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US Marines with Task Force Southwest (TFSW) observe their surroundings while at a security post for an advising mission with 1st Brigade, Afghan National Army (ANA) 215th Corps as they conduct Operation Maiwand 12 at Camp Shorserack, Afghanistan, March 13, 2018.

The Pentagon admitted it will lose to China on AI if it doesn’t make some big changes

China's artificial intelligence programs benefit from its civil-military integration, something the US military has been struggling to cultivate.
The Lockheed U-2, a high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft.

The US government is testing surveillance balloons that could track multiple vehicles from 65,000 feet

In a newly discovered FCC filing, it was revealed that the US government is testing surveillance balloons in the US this summer.
President Donald Trump talks with a US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Border Patrol Agent while participating in a tour of US-Mexico border wall prototypes.

Money from a retirement program for the US military is set to be diverted to pay for Trump’s border wall

The Supreme Court decided last week that Department of Defense funding could be used to construct sections of President Donald Trump's border wall.

Here’s what you need to know about Palantir, the secretive $20 billion data-analysis company whose work with ICE is dragging Amazon into controv...

Palantir has been facing backlash for providing software to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which has been targeting undocumented families.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).

‘I’ve got a plan’: Elizabeth Warren’s running as the policy wonk candidate and her poll numbers keep going up

From April to May, Warren has jumped eight points in Quinnipiac University's poll from the previous month.

Trump administration reportedly wanted to use taxpayer dollars to repay the Taliban for their travel to peace talks

The Taliban rakes in about $800 million a year selling drugs, but the Pentagon reportedly wanted to use taxpayer money to cover their travel expenses.
After five months as acting secretary, Patrick Shanahan will be nominated as President Trump's secretary of defense.

Trump picks former Boeing executive Patrick Shanahan as secretary of defense

Trump has nominated Patrick Shanahan, who has led the Pentagon since James Mattis stepped down five months ago, as the new secretary of defense.

The US says China is stealing technology to modernize its military, and that could erode American dominance

A Pentagon report accuses China of using tactics like "cyber theft" to steal technology from other countries and modernize and grow its military.

Sexual violence in the US military is rising sharply, and young women are most at risk

There has been a major increase in sexual assaults in the military, with an almost 38 percent increase from 2016 to 2018, per a Pentagon report.
The first F-35 to arrive to the 33rd Fighter Wing on display during the aircraft’s official rollout ceremony A at Eglin Air Force Base.

Jim Mattis shuts down allegations that Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan pulled strings for Boeing and called Lockheed Martin’s F-35 ‘f—...

"I didn't pay him to be a shrinking violet when it came to saving the Government money," former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said of Patrick Shanahan.