Trump Lies About Scottish Airport for No Apparent Reason

The Air Force’s use of Trump hotels predates his presidency—but is still highly problematic.

Trump Diverts Money From Military Families To Pay For Border Wall

The Trump Administration from projects to build on-base schools and daycare facilities to spend on his border wall.

Trump Has Repeatedly Asked Advisers Why We Can’t Just Nuke Hurricanes

President Trump continues to have an odd obsession with nuclear weapons.

Mark Esper Confirmed As 27th Secretary Of Defense

Mark Esper has been confirmed and sworn in as the next Secretary of Defense, ending a period of nearly 100 days during which the Pentagon was headed by a succession of Acting Secretaries.

Army Appellate Court Rejects Bergdahl Appeal Based On Trump Comments

An Army appellate court has rejected an appeal filed by Bowe Bergdahl that argued that the President’s attacks on him while a candidate unfairly influenced his court martial.

House Passes Defense Spending Bill That Seeks To Limit Trump’s War Powers

The House of Representatives passed a defense spending bill that seeks to limit Presidential authority when it comes to striking Iran and aideing the Saudi war on Yemen.

Trump Elevating 3-Star Admiral to CNO

In a move sure to ruffle feathers, the President is bypassing all of the Navy’s four-star admirals for the next service chief.

Incoming Navy Chief to Retire After Scandal

Adm. William Moran had been set to become Chief of Naval Operations in three weeks.

Bergdahl’s Sentence Could be Reduced Because of Trump Comments

Can the commander-in-chief’s tweets be unlawful command influence?

Senate Declines to Rein in Trump’s War Power

The Kaine-Udall amendment has met its predictable end.

Most Americans Oppose Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

Another poll is out showing that Americans overwhelmingly oppose the President’s decision to ban transgender troops from serving in the military.

Six Months Without a SECDEF

The Pentagon has been headed by Acting Secretaries for an unprecedented period. Does it really matter?

Trump To Nominate Mark Esper For Defense Secretary

Just days after being named the next Acting Secretary of Defense, the President is appointing Mark Esper to be full Secretary of Defense.

Iran Downs American Reconnaissance Drone As Tensions Continue To Increase

As if the situation in the Persian Gulf weren’t already tense enough, the Iranians shot down an American reconnaissance drone late yesterday

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House Votes to Repeal 9/11 AUMF

Democrats are trying to rein in President Trump. It won’t work.

Patrick Shanahan Withdraws As Defense Secretary Pick

Patrick Shanahan is out as nominee to be Secretary of Defense after questions were raised during his background investigation.

Tensions Increasing Amid Talk Of Military Action Against Iran

Tensions are increasing in the Persian Gulf as the Iran war hawks seem to be winning the battle for the President’s support.

U.S. Cyber War Against Russia Without The President’s Knowledge?

A new report in The New York Times raises both national security and Constitutional concerns.

Army Expert Soldier Badge Approved

An idea that’s both long overdue and problematic.

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HASC Approves ‘Space Corps’ within Air Force

The Democratic-controlled House has settled on the worst possible option.

The Boys Of Pointe du Hoc

Thirty years ago, when the veterans of D-Day were still relatively young and still largely with us, President Reagan delivered one of the finest speeches of his Presidency.

Louis Levi Oakes, Last Mohawk Code Talker, Dies At 94

The last of the World War II code talkers from the Mohawk tribe has passed away at the age of 94

The Pentagon and White House are Not People and Don’t Do Things

A misleading, annoying media trope that needs to go away.

Navy Confirms White House Request To ‘Hide’ USS John McCain

The Navy is confirming that it did receive a request from the White House to keep the USS John McCain “out of sight” during the President’s visit to an American base in Japan.

White House Aides Asked Navy To ‘Hide’ USS John McCain During Trump Visit

White House aides asked the Navy to keep the USS John McCain “out of sight” while the President visited a Navy base in Japan earlier this week.

Thousands Show Up To Mourn A Departed Veteran

Late last week it appeared as if a 90-year-old veteran of the Korean War would be buried without anyone to say goodbye. Then the word got out, and thousands of people responded.

West Point Graduates Record Number Of African-American Women

This year’s graduating class at West Point includes a record number of African-American women.

Trump Reportedly Will Pardon American Servicemen Convicted Of War Crimes

President Trump is reportedly planning to pardon several American servicemen convicted of war crimes, an action that would be an insult to everyone who has ever worn an American uniform.

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More “Fat Leonard” Fallout

The way the Navy and Congress have handled this has been abysmal.

Fleming Begaye, World War II Navajo Code Talker, Dies At 97

One of the last of the Navajo Code Talkers, who provided the U.S. military with an unbreakable code in the fight against Japan in World War Two, has died at the age of 97.

Trump’s Phony Call For Negotiations With Iran

The White House claims to want to talk to Iran but the President’s actions make clear that negotiation is the furthest thing from his mind.

Prosecutors Spying on Navy SEAL Chief’s Defense Counsel

Disturbing news in the Eddie Gallagher case.

The Last Original Navy SEAL

94-year-old Bill Dawson has a story to tell and is the only one left alive to tell it.

Trump To Pick Patrick Shanahan To Be Secretary Of Defense

Patrick Shanahan, who has been serving as Acting Defense Secretary since James Mattis left in December, is being selected to replace Mattis in that position.

Trump Abandons Restraint In Foreign Policy In Favor Of Interventionism

While he campaigned on a message of restraint, Donald Trump has largely adopted the interventionist foreign policies of his predecessors.

Trump May Reverse Mattis on Academy Grads Going Pro

The President revived an old debate but added some new twists.

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Navy Chief: Get Past Ship Numbers

The raw number of vessels is not the best metric of naval power.

When Max Punishment is a ‘Slap on the Wrist’

Sexual misconduct in the military continues to frustrate observers.

McConville Hearings Highlight Military as Family Business

All three children of the next head of the Army are following in his footsteps.

Trump Won’t Rebuild Military Bases if He Has to Rebuild Puerto Rico, Too

A months-long standoff is stopping hurricane relief.

Pentagon Needs a New Pitch

Matt Bernius and I collaborated on an essay for Defense One.

American Intervention In Venezuela Would Be Counterproductive, Unwise, And Illegal

The ongoing apparent attempted coup in Venezuela is already leading to talk of American intervention in the event of a crackdown. That would be unwise and unjustified.

This Week’s Foolishness in Military Justice

In military justice Bizarroland, Rep Duncan Hunter intentionally commits “reverse UCI.”

Marine Commander Threatens Entire Division

Maybe there was a better way to get his point across?

Trump Vetoes Measure To Curtail U.S. Support For War On Yemen

President Trump has not surprisingly vetoed a Congressional resolution to limit American support for the Saudi war on Yemen. His defense for doing so is utterly absurd.

Fire the Commandant (if He Leaked the Memos)

There are even higher obligations than taking care of Marines.

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Military Outdrinks Everybody

Despite some obstacles, America’s armed forces drink other professions under the table.

Bob Dole Promoted to Colonel

He’s a national treasure who has been appropriately honored for a lifetime of service and sacrifice. But this seems different.

Andrew Marshall Dead at 97

The legendary figure was in charge of strategic forecasting at the Pentagon for decades.