Ideas

Pandemic Numbers Are (Finally) Tiptoeing in the Right Direction

The United States remains in a very alarming place, but COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths all fell in the past seven days.

Ideas

How to Fight Domestic Extremism and Win Public Trust

After years of partisan politicization, national security leaders and workers need to be clear about how they'll keep us safe from each other.

Ideas

Joe Biden Has a Europe Problem

The new president has a daunting list of foreign-policy challenges. Among the biggest will be managing a longtime ally.

Policy

Trump Restricted Drone Imports In Final White House Days

The executive order encourages federal agencies to divest from unmanned aerial systems manufactured by China, Russia and Iran.

Policy

Commander in Chief Joe Biden Swears In

The 46th president took the oath on a tense Washington day amid a lingering pandemic and massive security, but no public crowds or Donald Trump.

Ideas

A Tragic Beginning to a Presidency

On the eve of Biden’s inauguration, the pandemic’s toll reached nearly 24 million cases and 400,000 deaths.

Business

Austin Pledges to Recuse Himself from Military Decisions Involving Raytheon

The commitment is a huge win for Sen. Elizabeth Warren and other progressive Democrats pushing for stricter lobbying laws.

Policy

Biden's NSA May Face Legal Fight Over Trump-Installed Lawyer

Acting SecDef Miller warns firing Michael Ellis could bring new allegations of unfair retaliation.

Policy

Austin Promises Healthy Civilian Control At DOD

“I look forward to working with the chairman, but I have no desire to be the chairman of the Joint Chiefs,” the retired general told senators.

Ideas

QAnon Is Destroying the GOP From Within

Until last week, too many in the Republican Party thought they could preach the Constitution and wink at QAnon. They can’t.

Policy

Intelligence Community’s Biggest Challenge Is Restoring ‘Trust and Confidence,’ Biden’s ODNI Pick Says

Avril Haines also vowed to put more resources toward tracking Chinese espionage and foreign efforts to stir up domestic strife.

Exclusive Policy

Here’s Who Will Be Running the Pentagon When Biden Takes Office

Dozens named in the most comprehensive roster published to date of who will be running DOD when the president-elect is sworn in.

Ideas

Advice for the Next Secretary of Defense

Our most serious threats are not external. Biden’s team also must address the bitter polarization of our politics, which has divided our country and global institutions.