Defense

Not For the First Time, COVID Takes Back Seat to a More Pressing Crisis

The evacuation of refugees from Afghanistan depends on cramming people into closed spaces—during a global pandemic.

Defense

What Will Decrease Training Deaths? More Training, GAO Says

A recent increase in non-combat vehicle deaths could be reversed with more, better training, GAO’s newest report says.

Defense

To US Army, Getting Women’s Body Armor Quickly Is an Unfunded Priority

Lawmakers question why the service left $81 million to “accelerate” gear for women and short men out of its latest budget request.

Defense

With Half Its Troops Unvaccinated, Pentagon Aims to Persuade Skeptics

Instead of a “personal health choice,” leaders now call shots a “critical part” of fighting the pandemic.

Defense

Defense Department Lifts Mask Mandate for Fully Vaccinated Personnel

Fully vaccinated DOD personnel are no longer required to wear a mask at Defense Department facilities.

Defense

New Fort Hood Report May Help Change Sexual Assault Prosecutions

Spc. Vanessa Guillén’s sexual harassment was reported by three soldiers. Command failed to act.

Defense

The Capital’s ‘Complex’ Power Structure Keeps Causing Chaos Under Pressure

U.S. Army processes updated after last June’s protests failed again during the Jan. 6 riot.

Defense

One Year into the Pandemic, Defense Department Data Remains Incomplete

Outstanding questions include: why are civilians dying at higher rates than troops?

Defense

Pentagon Officials, Uniformed Leaders Slam Fox’s Carlson Over Female-Troop Comments

“What we absolutely won't do is take personnel advice from a talk show host,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Thursday.

Defense

One-Third of US Troops Are Refusing the COVID Vaccine. History May Help Explain Why

After botching anthrax shots decades ago, the Pentagon’s hands are tied. Only the president can order troops to take new vaccines.

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