Trump’s Military Parade Could Cost Up To $30,000,000

President Trump’s military parade would come with a not insignificant cost.

’10 Percent Increase’ Hardly a ‘Massive Infusion of Spending’

WaPo is overhyping things a bit.

Of Course Donald Trump Wants A Military Parade

Of course Donald Trump wants a military parade, it would be consistent with his delusions of grandeur.

Navy Testing New Khaki Uniforms for Sea Duty

One of the oddities of military culture is the constan

New ‘National Defense Strategy’ Not All That New

My latest for The National Interest takes a contrarian view on the new National Defense Strategy.

Chelsea Manning May Not Be Eligible To Run For Senate

Chelsea Manning is running for Senate, but she may be violating military regulations by doing so.

White House Chief of Staff Says Schoolteacher Who Insulted Military Should ‘Go to Hell’ While Defending Release of Classified Memo That Deliberately Distorts Facts to Impugn Integrity of FBI

John Kelly continues to throw away the good name he earned in decades of service as a Marine to serve the agenda of President Trump.

Three Female Naval Academy Grads Running for Congress

Three women who attended Annapolis together are running for seats in Congress.

Soldiers Revealing Secret Locations With Fitness Wearables

A quarter century ago, soldiers were first using GPS to help them navigate the battlefield. Now, GPS is giving away their location.

Trump Preparing For A Forever War In Syria

While everyone is paying attention to the government shutdown, the Trump Administration is preparing for a never-ending, unwise, and unauthorized military commitment in Syria.

Cities Sue Over Failure To Report Military Convictions To National Gun Check Database

Three U.S. cities are suing the Federal Government over the failure to properly report military convictions to the national gun background check database.

Pursuant To Court Order, Defense Department Will Allow Transgender Americans To Enlist

Transgender Americans will be able to enlist in the military beginning January 1st thanks to a ruling from a Federal District Court Judge.

Air Force Repeatedly Failed To Report Crimes To National Gun Database

Big problems for the Air Force.

Second Federal Judge Issues Order Blocking Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

For the second time in as many months, a Federal Court is blocking the Administration’s ban on transgender troops in the military.

Presidential Authority To Order Nuclear Launches In The Trump Era

Is it time to reexamine Presidential authority to launch a nuclear strike?

The Insanity Of Preemptive War Against North Korea

A preemptive attack on North Korea would be illegal, immoral and, most importantly, insane.

There Are Two Options When It Comes To North Korea, And Only One Of Them Makes Sense

On North Korea, there are two options, deterrence and war. And only one of those options makes sense.

Bowe Bergdahl Receives Dishonorable Discharge, Reduction In Rank, Will Not Serve Prison Time

Bowe Bergdahl received a dishonorable discharge and reduction in rank, but will not serve time in prison.

Federal Court Blocks Implementation Of Trump’s Ban On Transgender Soldiers

A Federal Judge in Washington, D.C. has blocked the Trump Administration from implementing its ban on transgender soldiers.

America’s Forgotten, And Forever, Wars

America has become involved in conflicts around the world, largely without the knowledge of the American people or the consent of their representatives, and it doesn’t appear that’s going to end anytime soon.

Questioning Generals Like John Kelly Is Not Only Appropriate, It’s Absolutely Necessary

The White House believes that it is ‘inappropriate’ to question Generals. This argument is not only wrong, it’s downright dangerous.

John Kelly Defends Trump On Call To Grieving Family, But Gets Many Facts Wrong

White House Chief Of Staff John Kelly publicly defended the President’s call to a military widow yesterday, but he got several facts wrong in the process.

American-Backed Forces Capture Raqqa, But ISIS Is Far From Defeated

The capital of the purported caliphate declared by ISIS has apparently fallen, but that doesn’t mean the end of ISIS. In fact, it may make the group more dangerous.

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Pleads Guilty To Desertion And Other Charges

The Bergdahl case comes to an end.

Donald Trump’s Disturbing Obsession With, And Ignorance About, Nuclear Weapons

Donald Trump continues to be as astoundingly ignorant about the most powerful weapons the U.S. military possesses as he was as a candidate.

Trump Administration Preparing To Stay In Afghanistan For The Long Haul

America’s longest war seems likely to soon turn into America’s never-ending war.

Senate Rejects Amendment To Repeal AUMFs Authorizing The Bush-Obama-Trump Forever Wars

Once again, Congress is abdicating its Constitutional responsibilities.

No, General Mattis Is Not Defying Trump On The Transgender Military Ban

Contrary to reports, Secretary of Defense Mattis is not defying the President on his order to bar transgender Americans from serving in the military.

Defense Secretary Mattis Joins Tillerson In Rebuking Trump Over Charlottesville

Another Cabinet member rebukes the President for his comments about Charlottesville.

Pair Of New Lawsuits Challenge Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

President Trump’s effort to ban transgender Americans from serving in the military faces two new legal challenges.

Trump Signs Order Barring Transgender Service Members

President Trump’s shameful decision to ban transgender Americans from the military has nothing to do with military readiness and everything to do with pandering to his far-right base.

Trump Administration Set To Formalize Transgender Military Ban

The Trump Administration has reportedly finalized its order to the Defense Department regarding a ban on military service by transgender soldiers.

Trump And Afghanistan: New President, Same Policy

President Trump’s Afghanistan policy sounds awfully familiar, and it’s likely to lead to the same results.

Trump’s New Afghanistan Plan Sounds A Lot Like Obama’s And Bush’s Plan

Based on initial reports, Trump’s Afghanistan policy looks a lot like what we’ve seen for the past sixteen years.

The 82nd Airborne Is Still Fighting Fascists

The 82nd Airborne Division is calling out a man who was photographed at the Charlottesville rally on Saturday wearing an 82nd Airborne hat: The 82nd Airborne Division fought several campaigns against Nazi Germany during World War II. So after a man in a hat bearing the elite Army paratrooper unit’s insignia was pictured throwing a […]

Just How Far Can North Korea’s Missiles Reach?

This chart from al-Jazeera shows just how far the missiles that have been developed and tested by North Korea can reach: (click to enlarge) The unknown factor, of course, is whether any of these missiles can actually effectively deliver a payload to the areas that they might be able to reach.

Trump Suggests ‘Military Option’ In Venezuela

More stupid, irresponsible rhetoric from the President of the United States.

Transgender Troops Sue Trump Over Military Ban

Just about two weeks after being announced, the President’s proposed ban on military service by transgender troops is being challenged in Court.

North Korea Passes Key Nuclear Threshold

Things are getting far more complicated on the Korean Peninsula. Diplomacy isn’t working, and a military option would most likely lead to disaster.

Majority Of Americans Oppose Trump’s Proposed Ban On Transgender Military Service

A new poll indicates that a majority of Americans oppose President Trump’s apparent decision to ban transgender service members from the U.S. military: NEW YORK (Reuters) – A majority of Americans believe that transgender individuals should be allowed to serve in the military, according to an exclusive Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Friday. The July […]

Not So Fast On That Transgender Ban, Joint Chiefs Say

The Joint Chiefs of Staff are making clear that President Trump’s tweets are not official policy. At least not yet.

Trump Announces Ban On Transgender Military Service

A step backward on civil rights from a President who claimed he would be a friend to the LGBT community.

More Norm-Busting by the President

More evidence the president does not understand his job.

North Korea Launches Another Ballistic Missile Test

More provocation from Pyongyang.

U.S. Led Coalition In Syria Killed Nearly 500 Innocent Civilians In One Month

The current American-led campaign against ISIS in Syria has led to the deaths of nearly 500 civilians, according to a United Nations study: The US-led coalition killed nearly 500 civilians in one month in its pursuit of Islamic State militants in Syria, in what the United Nations has called a “staggering loss of life”. Some […]

Trump’s Military Advisers Want Him To Expand America’s Longest War

America’s longest war is still going on, and President Trump’s advisers want him to continue his predecessor’s policies of continuing to re-expand American forces in a war that has seemingly no end.

Another North Korean Missile Test Fails As Tensions Continue To Rise

The North Koreans failed to successfully test a longer-range missile again yesterday, but tensions on the Korean Peninsula seem destined to increase in any case.

Despite Reports, U.S. Carrier Was Nowhere Near Korea

Just over a week ago it was reported that the United States was moving a carrier battle group headed by the USS Carl Vinson closer to the Korean Peninsula in response to increased provocation from the DPRK and the rumors that it would attempt some kind of demonstration as part of last weekend’s 105th anniversary of […]

U.S. Carrier Group Moves Toward Korean Peninsula

A warning to North Korea.

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