Texas Gov. Rick Perry aims to use the National Guard to help deal with border crime and a humanitarian crisis. But he's also turning up the heat on the Obama administration to improve border enforcement.
F-35 fighter jet: Canada will soon order 65 new F-35 fighter jets, according to Reuters. Who are the 11 countries planning to buy 3,100 F-35s in coming years to replace aging F-16s, F/A-18s and other warplanes?
Russian jet: In a 'Top Gun' moment, a Russian Su-27 fighter jet flew within 100 feet of a US Air Force reconnaissance plane. One US official described the actions of the Russian pilot as one of the most provocative in decades.
Fort Hood shooting suspect was being diagnosed for PTSD and claimed other mental health issues. The rates of suicide and domestic violence have increased during the years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, though it is unclear if an Iraq deployment played a role in this case.