Fort Liberty and Other New Monikers for Confederate-Named Bases

Some great suggestions, same lame ones, and some missed opportunities.

Michael Langley to be 1st Black Marine 4-Star General

A long-overdue milestone has been reached.

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A Lament and The Reality of Politics

A illustration from the Senate race in Georgia.

SCOTUS Rules Against Air Force Vaccine Refusnik

A wackadoodle colonel is on his way out.

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Ukraine and the ‘New Rules of War’

Many and small beats large and heavy. Finding beats flanking. Swarming beats surging.

Russian Flagship Sunk by Ukraine

Another morale booster for the good guys.

Marine Force Design Has Been Debated

The service is taking a big risk but not without much discussion.

Getting Back to ‘Normal’

With masks off, political leaders are urging people to get out there and spend money.

Erik Kurilla Nominated as Next CENTCOM Chief

A former classmate is going to be one of the US military’s most senior leaders.

Government Cases and the Federal Courts

A lone judge has halted the military’s vaccine mandate.

Richard Marcinko, 1940-2021

The Rogue Warrior is gone at 81.

Major Kimberly Bender, Director Air Force Public Affairs , Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston, receives the first of two COVID 19 vaccine shots, Brooke Army Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, 29 Jan 2021. Major Kimberly Bender, Director Air Force Public Affairs , Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston, receives the first of two COVID 19 vaccine shots, Brooke Army Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, 29 Jan 2021.

Military Vaccine Deadlines Pass

Some 98 percent of active service members are now vaccinated. The rest will be discharged.

Military Justice Reform Watered Down

The Pentagon brass have defeated a supermajority coalition in Congress.

Airman 1st Class Thadyn DuPont, an aerospace medical technician with the 137th Special Operations Medical Group, prepares to administer a coronavirus vaccine for an Oklahoma National Guard soldier at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Norman, Okla., on Jan. 15, 2021. (Andrew LaMoreaux/U.S. Air National Guard photo) Airman 1st Class Thadyn DuPont, an aerospace medical technician with the 137th Special Operations Medical Group, prepares to administer a coronavirus vaccine for an Oklahoma National Guard soldier at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Norman, Okla., on Jan. 15, 2021. (Andrew LaMoreaux/U.S. Air National Guard photo)

Army to Separate National Guard Vaccine Refusniks

The next boot has dropped.

Max Cleland, 1942-2021

The Vietnam War hero and one-term Georgia Senator has died at 79.

Everyone’s a Virologist Now

Is media coverage of experts’ struggles to understand COVID helpful?

Air Force Could Lose 12,000 Vaccine Refusniks

While 96 percent of airmen are in compliance, the service is about to get smaller.

Rachel Levine Becomes 1st Transgender 4-Star

The Assistant Secretary for Health has put on a uniform and become an instant Admiral.

Stu Scheller’s Sideshow

The convicted criminal has taken his shenanigans to court.

Our Victory in Iraq

The wonders of hindsight.

President Joe Biden, joined by Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky and Merck CEO Ken Frazier, delivers remarks on COVID-19 vaccine production Wednesday, March 10, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden, joined by Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky and Merck CEO Ken Frazier, delivers remarks on COVID-19 vaccine production Wednesday, March 10, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Biden Orders Feds, Firms to Vaccinate

The President has lost his patience with the unvaccinated.

The Kabul Attack Death Toll

What we know of the American servicemembers killed.

The Afghan Evacuation Horror Show Continues

We’re not getting Afghans—or even American citizens trapped there—out fast enough.

Hunter Biden’s Art

A new career and a pending art sale.

Congress May Repeal Iraq AUMF

A meaningless gesture that’s long overdue.

Contractor Illegally Funneled $150K to Susan Collins’ Re-election Fund

An over-eager supporter or something more sinister?

Cadets participate in the Class of 2019 Graduation Parade, May 24, 2019, at West Point. (Matthew Moeller/Army) Cadets participate in the Class of 2019 Graduation Parade, May 24, 2019, at West Point. (Matthew Moeller/Army)

Thomas: Overturn Feres Doctrine

The Supreme Court justice least concerned with precedent wants to overturn a longstanding one.

Joe Manchin’s Houseboat

The flagship of the centrist Navy is both a throwback and a sign of what’s wrong with the Senate.

Defining ‘Extremism’ in the Military

It’s harder than a looks, especially given the limited size of the problem.

Philip Mountbatten, 1921-2021

Queen Elizabeth’s husband has died two months shy of his 100th birthday.

Biden’s Immigration Crisis

Immigration policy is harder than it looks.

Police Warned About Nashville Bomber 16 Months Ago

In hindsight, there were more than a few clues.

Guardians of the High Frontier

Space Force took a year to decide what to call their uniformed members.

Violence after DC ‘Stop the Steal’ Rally

Peaceful protests were once again followed by nighttime clashes.

Biden’s Defense Secretary

My latest for Defense One.

Sean Connery, 1930-2020

The iconic actor best known as the original movie James Bond is dead at 90.

Trump’s Bizarre, Anti-Veteran Rant

The Toddler-in-Chief strikes again.

Cops Aren’t Soldiers

The similarities are obvious. The differences are more important.

Wargaming During a Pandemic

My latest at War on the Rocks.

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Honestly without Anonymity

Can there be truth when there are consequences?

President Trump Arrives on Capitol Hill President Donald J. Trump arrives on Capitol Hill to attend a Senate Republican policy luncheon Tuesday, May 19, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour) President Trump Arrives on Capitol Hill President Donald J. Trump arrives on Capitol Hill to attend a Senate Republican policy luncheon Tuesday, May 19, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

Trump’s Purging Pentagon of Perceived Enemies?

Presidents have appointed loyalists since time immemorial. Has this one gone too far?

SECNAV Says Fired Captain ‘Naive or Stupid’

Thomas Modly, the acting Secretary of the Navy, has embarrassed himself and must go.

Pressuring Venezuela?

In recent weeks the US has ramped-up pressure on Maduro.

Capt. Brett Crozier, then-commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), addresses the crew during an all-hands call on the ship’s flight deck on Nov. 15, 2019. US Navy Photo Capt. Brett Crozier, then-commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), addresses the crew during an all-hands call on the ship’s flight deck on Nov. 15, 2019. US Navy Photo

Navy Fires Captain for Calling Attention to Navy Inaction

A public health crisis turns into a public relations crisis.

Army Not Investigating Vindman

Tweets aren’t policy, unless they are.

America Ready for a Gay President?

It’s a reasonable question but not the right one.

Why Debating Defense Spending is So Hard

Nobody even agrees on what baselines to use.

Centrist Democrats Line Up In Favor Of Impeachment

Democrats who could prove to be vulnerable in 2020 are largely lining up in favor of impeaching the President.