Defense

Trump Vows to Keep Confederates’ Names on US Army Bases

As the military wrestles with racism and its symbols, the commander-in-chief draws a line.

Defense

The Pentagon Can’t Afford All of the Weapons It Wants, New Report Says

Based on projected funding levels, the military will be forced to choose winners and losers among its priority projects.

Defense

Viewpoint: Take the Confederate Names Off Our Army Bases

It is time to remove the names of traitors like Benning and Bragg from our country’s most important military instillations.

Defense

The US Army Has Grounded the Two Pilots Who Flew Low Over DC

Active duty soldiers in the nation’s capital will also be returning home.

Defense

What The Iraq War Can Teach Us About Better Policing

One lesson: if you treat a neighborhood like a battlespace, you’re well on the way to losing the war.

Defense

CEOs of Major Defense Companies Speak Out About Racism, Call for Unity

In many cases, their internal messages and social media posts went out days before military leaders issued their own calls for reflection.

Defense

Who Are They? Unmarked Security Forces in DC Spark Fear

Mistaken for mercenaries, armed personnel from federal agencies refuse to identify themselves to street protestors and media.

Defense

Service Chiefs Acknowledge Racism in the Ranks, Pledge Dialogue, Change

After days of civil unrest and several Esper missteps, each one of the service branch chiefs has begun to speak out.

Defense

James Mattis Denounces Trump as a Threat to the Constitution

In an extraordinary condemnation, the former defense secretary backs protesters and says the president is trying to turn Americans against one another.

Defense

Can the President Really Order the Military to Occupy U.S. Cities and States?

President Trump has warned that he will send the military into states to curb protests. Is Trump’s warning bluster? Or does the president have the authority to send the military into American cities?

Defense

Army Scientists: All Strains of COVID-19 Can Be Covered by One Vaccine

The service is on track to produce a vaccine against multiple coronavirus strains by the end of the year. But making it available is the CDC’s job.

Defense

Pentagon Says Guard Did Not Tear-Gas Protesters; Downplays Role In Militarized Response

A senior official also said the secretary of Defense was unaware of the plan to clear a public park for a Trump photo op.

Defense

Trump, GOP Allies Reach For Military Response To Domestic Protests

In startling language, Defense Secretary Mark Esper referred to American streets as “the battlespace.”

Defense

What the National Guard Is Doing During the Protests

Guardsmen appear to have been involved in at least one fatal clash.

Defense

Hidden in the New House Coronavirus Relief Bill: Billions for Defense Contractors

A section of the HEROES Act championed by Virginia Democrat Gerry Connolly would cover executive compensation and other perks for defense and intel contractors. The legislation’s wording mirrors what an industry group proposed.

Defense

A Medical-Delivery Drone Service Gets US Approval Amid Coronavirus

ZipLine, whose drones have delivered more than 100,000 packages in Africa, will begin flights in North Carolina.

Defense

Pentagon Sets New Rules for ‘Return to Normal Operations’ Worldwide

"We’ve got a ways to go," says official in charge of re-opening, but local commanders given authority to decide.

Defense

Defense Companies Scramble to Make Virtual Internships Work

Despite the economic crisis, the industry has too much to do, and not enough people to do it.

Defense

Senate Intel Panel Advances Ratcliffe Nomination In Party-Line Vote

The former Texas prosecutor is a deeply controversial pick for the nation’s top spy.