Featured by John M. Donnelly, CQ-Roll Call
House moves to overturn Trump’s military transgender ban
“The thousands of transgender patriots serving this nation deserve much better than to be singled out for discrimination."
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pentagon is cutting its chemical and biological defense programs
The Defense Department wants to spend less in fiscal 2021 on chemical and biological defense programs, budget documents show, in the middle of a pandemic and despite its own officials’ warning of a heightened risk of attacks on U.S. troops from such weapons
Lawmakers demand answers from Pentagon on reports of Russian bounties on US service members
House Armed Services Committee leaders have pressed the Pentagon for a briefing by Tuesday on reports that Russian spies have been paying insurgents in Afghanistan to kill U.S. troops
Republicans are ready to counterpunch over Confederate-named military bases
A Republican member of the Senate Armed Services Committee proposed legislation Wednesday that is aimed at countering a campaign to expunge from Defense Department property homages to the Confederacy
New legislation would bar the use of military force against peaceful protestors
The Senate Armed Services Committee voted late Wednesday evening to block the U.S. military from ever interfering with the right of Americans to peacefully protest
Gen. CQ Brown confirmed as Air Force chief of staff, marking the first black service chief in US history
"The historic nature of the first African American service chief should not go overlooked. This is a positive step forward for our military and country.”
The Pentagon hasn’t delivered on its promises to combat sexual harassment and assault in the ranks, GAO says
“Had these policies been adopted in 2011, who knows how much further we would be in the fight to eliminate not just harassment but other forms of sexual violence in our armed forces"
The Pentagon is quietly pushing to roll back recent anti-lobbying restrictions
The Pentagon has quietly asked Congress to reverse key parts of a recent law that tightened the rules governing retired Defense Department officials influencing their former government colleagues on behalf of defense contractors
The rocky history of the Army lab fighting COVID-19
The Army’s Fort Detrick, home to a leading biological research facility, has gained newfound attention because the Trump administration has tapped the lab to help develop a vaccine, treatments and testing equipment for the novel coronavirus. But the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases, or USAMRIID, is under a cloud
Coronavirus tests are not available to US troops in Afghanistan
U.S. troops in Afghanistan are not being tested for the novel coronavirus, U.S. military officials told the House Armed Services Committee.
Lawmakers anxious to launch Space Force National Guard and Reserves
The United States has a new military service, the Space Force, but it has never been clear whether or not the country will also have a Space Guard and Reserve.
The Space Force is asking for a small piece of the Pentagon’s war chest
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is requesting about as much money for overseas operations in the coming fiscal year as in...
How Trump’s comments on US troops hurt in Iraq undercut the Pentagon’s messaging on traumatic brain injuries
President Donald Trump's comment Wednesday that U.S. troops suffering concussion-like symptoms had "not very serious" injuries clashed with a yearslong, hard-fought U.S. military campaign to spread the message that a brain injury is not something to be minimized
Pentagon workers bought thousands of Chinese-made electronics vulnerable to hacks and spying
Defense Department employees have procured thousands of printers, cameras and computers that carry known cybersecurity risks, and the practice may be continuing, according to an audit released Tuesday by the Pentagon's inspector general
The Trump administration wants to reimburse the Taliban for their travel expenses to attend peace talks
The Trump administration asked Congress earlier this year for funds to reimburse Afghanistan's Taliban for expenses the insurgent group incurs attending peace talks, according to a spokesman for the chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense
ISIS Could Return With A Vengeance If The US Pulls Out Of Syria, Pentagon Report Warns
As President Donald Trump prepares to reaffirm in Tuesday night's State of the Union address both victory over Islamic State and a call for withdrawing American troops from foreign battlefields, a new Pentagon report says the terrorist group is still strong and would get stronger once U.S. troops leave Syria
Look At The Billions Lawmakers Found Beneath The Pentagon’s Couch Cushions
The authors of a new defense spending conference report ran a victory lap last week to tout the billions of...
The Navy’s F-35 Flight Range Is Dangerously Low, Congressional Report Says
WASHINGTON — The Navy’s newest fighter jet, the stealthy F-35C, may not have the range it needs to strike enemy...
Contrary To Rhetoric, Military Mishaps Have Been Declining
Hawks in Congress have said military mishaps are up because the defense budget is down, but the data say otherwise....
Marines Send Congress $3.2 Billion Wish List
The Marine Corps has asked Congress for $3.2 billion to buy warplanes and other equipment that did not make President...
To Save Millions, The Air Force Grounds Planes Worth Billions
The Air Force has grounded a big portion of its newly refurbished, multibillion-dollar fleet of C-5 Galaxy transport planes, just...
Air Force Leaders Are Considering Stop-Loss As A Way To Retain Pilots
Faced with pilots leaving the Air Force in droves for the airlines, top generals are considering the option of forcing...