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Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., leaves a closed-door GOP policy luncheon at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, March 15, 2016.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

U.S. military force deteriorating, John McCain warns

Only one-third of Army brigade combat teams are ready to deploy and 50 percent of Air Force squadrons are not mission-ready. The dire military readiness report card was issued Thursday by Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain, Arizona Republican, as he chastised President Obama for not requesting higher 2017 defense spending. Published March 17, 2016

"We're trying to both physically and virtually isolate ISIL, limit their ability to conduct command and control, limit their ability to communicate with each other, limit their ability to conduct operations locally and tactically," said Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, using an acronym for the Islamic State. (Associated Press)

U.S. Cyber Command launches hacking offensive against Islamic State

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Monday declared a cyberwar against the Islamic State and its savvy techies, as analysts say the U.S. likely is trying to shut down the terrorist group's encrypted messaging applications and hacking operations. Published February 29, 2016

A Russian bomber drops bombs on a target in this image made from video provided by the Russian Defense Ministry. (Associated Press)

Putin's modern Air Force choosing devastating dumb bombs over precision strikes

Russian President Vladimir Putin has thrust a much-modernized air force into the civil war in Syria, but the U.S. military says his bombers still drop mostly gravity "dumb" bombs as the West accuses Moscow of indiscriminately killing rebels and civilians alike around strategic cities such as Aleppo. Published February 21, 2016

A new report on female integration into the U.S. special armed forces found the male-dominated warrior culture may be adversely affected. (U.S. Navy)

U.S. special forces not ready to integrate women, report finds

At a time when U.S. special operations are devising plans for the mission of accepting women into the male domains of SEALs, Green Berets and Army Rangers, the terrorist-fighting community is facing a looming readiness problem. Published February 15, 2016