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Tucker Carlson keeps showing that he doesn’t understand the US military
Don't take Tucker Carlson seriously.
‘Modicum of success’ is the new ‘Mission Accomplished’ for Afghanistan
What Milley is saying is the United States has succeeded in not losing the war – yet.
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.
The F-35 is an overpriced lemon that doesn’t work
It is clear that defense industry is totally incompetent or deliberately slow rolling fixes to gouge taxpayers. Perhaps it's both.
An Afghanistan peace deal is shimmering above the horizon — just like a desert mirage
Your friend and humble narrator is extremely skeptical that peace may be at hand.
The missiles have stopped flying but Iran isn’t done yet
'I expect things to quiet down for a little, but I don't think this is over … simply because of how significant a figure Qasem Soleimani was.'
A looming conflict with Iran shows Congress needs to care about declaring war again
"There's no question that President Trump has escalated things with Iran dramatically but it's never too late for Congress to exercise its Constitutional authorities," said Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.)
There are lies, damn lies, and even more damn lies about Afghanistan
As Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) pointed out during the June 2018 confirmation hearing for the current U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, "We've supposedly turned the corner so many times that it seems now we're going in circles."
The Pentagon’s troop deployment denials means nothing when the White House screams ‘fake news’ all the time
We live in the Bizarro universe where disinformation is the coin of the realm.
A literal run-down of everything you missed amid Washington’s impeachment frenzy
Tired of the non-stop coverage of the Trump impeachment inquiry? Take a mental health day and read this story.
Here are some outstanding veterans you should know about this Veterans Day
In the spirit of Veterans Day, I am focusing on some exceptional people who have worn the uniform.
It’s not bias to ask if Trump and the Pentagon know what they are doing
For the past 14 years, I've had the honor to tell the stories of U.S. service members who are taking the fight to the enemy. But telling the U.S. military's story has become harder since the Pentagon and combatant commands began treating basic information as if it were nuclear missile launch codes.
Chaos at the Pentagon as military strategy changes with every Trump tweet
In past wars, it was possible to mark the U.S. military's positions with flags on paper maps. But we live in the age of Twitter, and since the commander in chief seems to be visited by the Good Idea Fairy every 15 minutes, there is no way to have an updated map of where U.S. forces are.
US troops in anguish as the White House and Pentagon give their Kurdish allies the middle finger
"We have not abandoned the Kurds, let me be clear about that," Defense Secretary Esper said on Friday. "We have not abandoned them. No one greenlighted this operation by Turkey – just the opposite. We pushed back very hard at all levels telling the Turks not to commence this operation."
The Pentagon is doing its damnedest to avoid being dragged into the Ukraine mess
Vice President Mike Pence said a $250 million security assistance package to Ukraine was withheld due to fears of corruption, even though a top DoD official had certified that Ukraine had taken "substantial actions" to tackle corruption.
Marine veteran Austin Tice has been held in Syria for 7 years. It’s time to bring him home
"He's been gone for seven years now and it's past time for him to be home. Congress can help accomplish that mission."
The Pentagon needs to man up and hold a news briefing about Afghanistan
No one at the Pentagon or at the U.S. military's headquarters in Kabul dares to talk to the press about Afghanistan.
The news gods will be busy while The Pentagon Run-Down is on vacation
The news waits for no one, so expect much to happen during this reporter's absence.
Disaster strikes the Pentagon as Popeyes runs out of chicken sandwiches
A sign near the counter announced the scope of the disaster: "We out classic and spicy chicken sandwich," read the sign.
A Russian nuclear accident has killed at least 7 people. What happened remains a state secret
"First and foremost, we offer our deepest condolences to those families who lost loved ones in this recent explosion," said Air Force Lt. Col. Carla Gleason, a Pentagon spokeswoman. "It is certainly a tragedy. Beyond that, I would refer you to Russia for information on this disaster."
Stressed out about passing your PT test? The Air Force has got you covered.
"This specific effort is meant to help get us to a culture of fitness and alleviate some of this anxiety that we have as a result of our culture of fitness testing."
Quick reminder: We’re on the eve of destruction as the INF Treaty expires
It's not time to panic, but it might be good to brush up on your 'duck and cover' skills.