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How the atomic bombing of Nagasaki spared the Greatest Generation
This Aug. 9 marks the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.
What should US troops expect if Joe Biden is elected president?
The biggest clues about what troops should expect if Biden is elected could come from the previous administration.
How dressing federal law enforcement agents like US troops undermines democracy
'They need to be in their goddamn green-ass uniform and not in Army military camouflage.'
The Bonhomme Richard fire raises concerns over whether the Navy can repair ships damaged in war
'There’s simply very few locations where someone could even attempt to build a replacement for Bonhomme Richard.'
Here are the biggest national security challenges that Trump or Biden will face after the presidential election
To whoever wins the presidential election, I offer a quote from the immortal Leslie Nielsen: “Good luck. We're all counting on you.”
The Navy has shamefully made the USS Theodore Roosevelt’s former captain a scapegoat
Congress has already announced it will launch its own investigation into the COVID-19 outbreak aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt.
Every day, things get worse at the Pentagon
The Defense Department is lurching from one civil-military crisis to the next and the Five-Sided Funhouse is the center of it all.
The alarming history behind Trump’s ’looting’ and ‘shooting’ tweets
Trump’s line about looting and shooting conjures up ghosts from the National Guard's past, such as the shooting at Kent State University in 1970.
How those left behind are reflecting on love and loss this Memorial Day
'The only thing time has changed is our ability to manage our grief. It hasn’t eliminated it.'
The creator of the ‘X-Files’ weighs in on the Pentagon’s latest UFO disclosures
We asked Chris Carter if the American public's interest in UFOs has waned. Here's what he had to say.
Does anybody care about UFOs anymore?
The Defense Department's latest disclosures about UFOs have not made a dent in the news cycle.
Nuke the Murder Hornets
Murder hornets look like something out of Satan’s worst acid trip.
The US military’s silence on Afghanistan is a sign of weakness
'Embarrassing things tend to get classified in this town.'
Here is what we can look forward to when the COVID-19 pandemic finally ends
Here are a few things we can look forward to as we wait for pestilence to peter out.
Marine Corps leaders can’t admit that haircuts are not mission-essential during a COVID-19 pandemic
Marine Corps leadership would rather get a Brazilian wax than suspend haircuts.
The USS Theodore Roosevelt fiasco shows how paranoid the Pentagon is about China
When it comes to China, every uniformed and civilian leader in the United States is completely paranoid
The Navy moved at light speed to fire a captain who did not ram his ship into another vessel
The Navy has hit a new low by firing an aircraft carrier captain who was trying to save his crew from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The military’s cult of readiness is sabotaging its efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19
Common sense and empathy can be deadly to maintaining readiness, the US military thinks.
Here’s your Pentagon work-from-home survival guide
Working from home? Here is what you need to know to stay sane.
The Pentagon’s secret ‘Space Bar’ beckons. I will find it.
For the US military's top space officials, there is a place somewhere in the Pentagon where everyone knows your name.
A coronavirus outbreak aboard an aircraft carrier is one of the possibilities facing the US military
Thousands of sailors serve aboard aircraft carriers. What happens if one gets sick with the coronavirus?
No, the US military’s response to the coronavirus won’t be like ‘The Stand’
Repeat after me: This is not how 'The Stand' begins.
The New York Times just turned the floor over to a terrorist and Taliban leader
The New York Times failed to inform its readers that Sirajuddin Haqqani is a wanted terrorist with a $5 million reward for information leading to his arrest.
The border wall is a succubus draining ever more of the Pentagon’s budget
Since April, the Defense Department has committed to funding a total of 481 miles of border wall, of which more than 30 miles has been built so far.
Here’s why budget day at the Pentagon is better than sex
If you're a trade reporter, budget day is like Independence Day, Christmas, and the Super Bowl wrapped up in a crushing orgasm.