Acting Defense Chief Reminds Rank and File to Steer Clear of Politics

Following recent controversies, Patrick Shanahan cites the Hatch Act and a department directive prohibiting certain partisan activities.

U.S. Intelligence Officials and Satellite Photos Detail Russian Military Buildup on Crimea

Five S-400 anti-aircraft missile batteries, plus additional troops and fighters, let Moscow better defend the Black Sea and threaten Europe and the Middle East.

Trump Sides With North Korea Against the CIA

The president responded to reports that Kim Jong Un’s brother had been an American asset by reassuring the strongman he would not allow such spying in the future.

U.S. to Send 1,000 More Troops to Poland

Last fall, Warsaw asked for a tank division; White House officials are hinting at a “significant” increase.

‘Space Force’ Shrinks in House Proposal

A bipartisan amendment would trim several generals from the new space-focused component.

Pentagon Gives Turkey a Deadline to Cancel S-400 Deal or Lose F-35

By July 31, says the ASecDef, Ankara must choose between the Russian S-400 or the U.S.-led JSF.

House Democrats Want To Ban Sending New Prisoners To Gitmo

President Trump has vowed to keep the facility open, promising on the campaign trail to fill it up with “bad dudes.”

For Soldiers, Risk of Suicide Linked With Firearm Ownership

Clinicians advise that soldiers at risk for suicide spend less time close to guns.

ICE Doesn't Know How Many Non-Citizen Military Veterans It Has Deported

Poor data on those living here or overseas means many are denied benefits, GAO found.


FBI and Homeland Security Hit for Softpedaling White Supremacy Threat

Democrats press for details on budget and staff cuts during debate over hate crimes.

Normandy Sand Holds Relics Of D-Day

Sand from a 1988 visit to Omaha Beach—site of the ferocious D-Day invasion—reveals that traces of the battle remain there long after June 6, 1944.

Nuclear Experts Beg Congress to Push Back on Trump Administration’s ‘Dangerous Impulses’

A letter asks House and Senate Armed Services leaders to defund small nukes and support an extension for New START.

Shanahan ‘Not Planning’ USS McCain Investigation, But Still Reviewing Facts

“There’s no restriction on how people can send email,” the acting defense secretary said.

Still 'Acting' Shanahan Faces Test With China Face-off and USS McCain Scandal

Raising the stakes for the would-be SecDef, the White House has not yet sent formal nomination paperwork to the Senate.

Viewpoint: A Stain on the Honor of the Navy

In acceding to a White House request to cover the name of the USS John S. McCain, officers and officials revealed a rot within the service.

NATO Getting More Aggressive on Offensive Cyber

Secretary General Stoltenberg says NATO pushes limits of what the alliance can do in cyberspace.