WASHINGTON (AP) - After 40 years of working for presidents from both parties, Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he's learned that it takes bipartisan support to succeed in national security and foreign affairs.
What worries Gates as he prepares to step down this month as Pentagon chief is how... more »
A group of retired military officers says high-calorie school lunches are threatening national security. A study by the group Mission: Readiness finds that school lunches are making American kids so fat that fewer of them can meet the military's physical fitness standards. That, in turn, is putting recruitment in jeopardy.... more »
One man was killed and another injured after they drove a stolen car through the entrance to Luke Air Force Base in Arizona and security forces opened fire, police said.
The car went through the entrance without stopping as required and security forces then used a vehicle to set... more »
President Barack Obama's top counterterrorism adviser says the U.S. faces "serious and significant" cyberthreats that could compromise national security. John Brennan says the administration is taking steps to improve cybersecurity and looking at the matter from an espionage and terrorism point of view. He says national security is something that's... more »
More than half of the operators of power plants and other "critical infrastructure" say in a new study that their computer networks have been infiltrated by sophisticated adversaries. In many cases, foreign governments are suspected.
The alarming findings come in a survey being released Thursday that offers a rare... more »
The retired Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet is urging President Barack Obama to appoint an independent panel of experts to evaluate climate change before linking it to national security.
Adm. James A. Lyons, Jr., USN (Ret.), released an open letter to President Barack Obama that reads, in part,... more »
A Republican senator who is blocking confirmation of President Barack Obama's choice to head the Transportation Security Administration is accusing Democrats of trying to install Erroll Southers without debate. Interviewed on NBC's "Today" show, Sen. Jim DeMint brushed off accusations by Democrats that he's unnecessarily delaying Southers' confirmation at a... more »