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Director of U.S. National Intelligence James Clapper speaks during a discussion on "The 9/11 Commission Report: Ten Years Later," hosted by The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) and the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, on July 22, 2014 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

North Korea Rescue Mission Delayed For Nearly 2 Days Due To Airplane Issues

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper was on a high stakes, top secret mission to retrieve two Americans imprisoned in North Korea. But after a stop in Hawaii, he found himself cooling his heels like some coach-flying business traveler.

11/11/2014

The actions are the latest sign of trouble in how the nation's nuclear weapons are handled. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Lee A Osberry Jr./USAF/Getty Images)

Two Nuclear Commanders Fired, Another Disciplined

The actions are the latest sign of trouble in how the nation’s nuclear weapons are handled.

11/03/2014

An Atlas V rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral at night. (Photo By Getty Images)

Air Force’s Secretive Space Plane Passes 600 Days In Orbit

Top secret spacecraft believed to be carrying satellite hardware and sensors.

09/02/2014

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Pilot in Virginia F-15 Crash Was Decorated Combat Veteran

The pilot killed in the crash of an F-15 jet this week in the remote Virginia mountains was a decorated combat veteran with 17 years of experience flying the planes, military officials in Massachusetts said Friday.

08/29/2014

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Hagel: ‘Racially Biased’ Military Hair Regulations Have Been Amended

After controversy erupted over new U.S. military grooming standards in April, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says amendments have been made to the Army, Air Force and Navy regulations.

08/14/2014

The U-2 spy plane outlasted the Cold War, outlived its successor and proved crucial a half-century ago when two superpowers were on the brink of nuclear war. (Photo by USAF/Getty Images)

USAF: 3,459 Positions To Be Cut; 742 in Virginia

The Air Force said Monday it will eliminate nearly 3,500 positions over the next five years, with Virginia being harder hit than any other state.

07/14/2014

File photo of a missile base sign. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Air Force Lieutenant: Nuclear Missile Duty ‘Weighs On Your Mind’

As a nuclear missileer with his finger on the trigger of the world’s most powerful weapon, Air Force 1st Lt. Andy Parthum faces pressures few others know. He spends his workday awaiting an order he hopes never arrives: to launch nuclear-tipped missiles capable of killing millions and changing the course of history.

07/09/2014

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Defense Department Awards Lockheed Martin $914M Space Fence Contract

The Space Fence is the U.S. Air Force’s next generation space surveillance system currently being developed by Lockheed Martin.

06/08/2014

U.S. missiles (credit: Michael Smith/Getty Images)

Air Force Had ‘Critical Deficiency’ In Failed Nuke Test

Armed security forces at a nuclear missile base failed a drill last summer that simulated the hostile takeover of a missile launch sil.

05/22/2014

The U-2 spy plane outlasted the Cold War, outlived its successor and proved crucial a half-century ago when two superpowers were on the brink of nuclear war. (Photo by USAF/Getty Images)

Cold War-Era Spy Plane Hit By Defense Cuts, Unmanned Aircraft To Replace

The U-2 spy plane outlasted the Cold War, outlived its successor and proved crucial a half-century ago when two superpowers were on the brink of nuclear war.

04/23/2014

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