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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
Trump and Congress are on a collision course over Confederate names of military bases
President Trump threatened to veto any defense bill that renames military bases and other assets named after Confederate generals.
Trump praises National Guard for defending White House as Guardsmen say they’re troubled by their mission
President Donald Trump is heaping praise on the National Guard for defending the area around the White House during recent protests, but a number of Guard members have said they are troubled by their mission in the nation's capital
Trump taps Army brigadier general turned Fox News commentator for Pentagon policy post
President Donald Trump has nominated Anthony Tata, a retired Army brigadier general and occasional Fox News commentator, to a top job at the Pentagon as he eyes a reduced troop presence in Afghanistan and escalating tensions from China to Iran.
Hundreds of former defense, national security, and diplomatic officials have condemned Trump’s threat to send the military into US cities
"We have a Constitution. And we have to follow that Constitution. And the president has drifted away from it"
Trump reportedly came dangerously close to firing Esper over using active-duty troops to quell protests
President Donald Trump was so infuriated by Defense Secretary Mark Esper's public disapproval of his suggestion to send in U.S. troops to subdue protests that he was on the brink of firing Esper
A new bill would officially prohibit Trump from nuking hurricanes
A bill that would prohibit the president or any other federal agency from using nuclear weapons to alter "weather patterns or addressing climate change," was introduced in Congress on June 1
‘Glad he is gone’ — Trump hits back at Mattis for accusing him of dividing the nation
Just hours after his former secretary of defense sharply criticized him in a rare statement, President Donald Trump called out Jim Mattis on Twitter, writing that he is "glad he is gone."
James Mattis: Trump ‘tries to divide us’ and we must reject those who ‘make a mockery of our Constitution’
At West Point, they swore an oath to serve the public interest. As high public officials, they’ve forsaken it
"Shouldn't West Pointers be expected to be something more — models of rectitude who occupy higher moral ground than the average, garden-variety politician?"
The DoJ is dropping the case against former national security adviser Michael Flynn
The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday abruptly sought to drop the criminal charges against President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn, following mounting pressure from Trump's political allies on the right
Trump vetoes resolution limiting his ability to wage war against Iran
President Donald Trump on Wednesday vetoed a resolution that sought to prevent him from taking military action against Iran without congressional approval.
How the COVID-19 pandemic could leave ‘a profound economic impact’ on the Pentagon
The Pentagon's top acquisition official said this week that the Defense Department expects the economic impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on supply chains to delay major weapons programs for three months
The misappropriation of Pat Tillman’s legacy
There is an inherent connection between warfighting and politics, one that has complicated how and why we honor our nation’s war dead since the nation's foundin
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
Trump says he may intervene in the USS Theodore Roosevelt debacle
"You have two good people and they're arguing... I'm good at settling these arguments. So I may look into it in great detail, in detail and I'll be able to figure it out very fast"
Lawmakers call for removal of Navy Secretary over USS Theodore Roosevelt debacle
“Modly’s remarks to the crew show that he is in no way fit to lead our Navy through this trying time," wrote Rep. Elaine Luria. "Secretary Esper should immediately fire him"
Lawmakers call for investigation into firing of USS Theodore Roosevelt captain
House Armed Services Committee members have demanded answers about the Navy's abrupt dismissal of the commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt after the leak of his letter to superiors calling for help with a coronavirus outbreak
US indicts Venezuelan president on ‘narco-terrorism’ charges
The U.S. government on Thursday indicted Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and other top Venezuelan officials on charges of "narco-terrorism," the latest escalation of the Trump administration's pressure campaign against the socialist leader
Exclusive: Top Army leaders are scrambling to stop the spread of COVID-19 after mitigation proves ‘insufficient,’ documents reveal
"Additional measures and actions are required to protect the force from further spread of COVID-19.”
Women should have to register for the draft, congressional commission says
A commission formed by Congress to assess military and national service is calling for women to be included in selective service registration
Lawmakers are moving to make it easier for veterans to use legal marijuana
A House committee took a step to make it easier for veterans in states with legal cannabis to use the drug, which some say helps them cope with chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder, better known as PTSD
Congress approves resolution prohibiting Trump from attacking Iran
The president is expected to veto the legally binding joint resolution
‘Irresistible,’ a new comedy about politicizing military service, might be exactly what we need right now
The upcoming political comedy Irresistible, written and directed by Jon Stewart and starring Steve Carell, takes aim at the tried, tested (and frankly, tired) political strategy of grabbing the nearest veteran and pushing them to run for office
Trump withdraws nomination of Pentagon official who questioned Ukraine aid freeze
President Donald Trump on Monday withdrew the nomination of Elaine McCusker to a senior Pentagon post, after reports that she had questioned the suspension of military aid to Ukraine, a key element in the inquiry leading to Trump's impeachment