Policy

The Space Force Has a Song

The song honors the “invisible front line” of warfighters keeping watch “beyond the blue.”

Troops Worry Most About Inflation, Air Force Secretary Says

Frank Kendall said he’s reversing planned cuts to special duty pay.

US Weighs Escalation Risk As Ukraine Asks for Longer-range Missiles

Will ATACMS become the latest weapon that Washington has initially withheld, but ultimately given? 

Lawmakers Highlight ‘Urgency’ To Train Aussie Submariners As AUKUS Celebrates One Year

“Whether you’re developing a workforce to build it or those to operate it, the sooner we begin that training pipeline, the better off we will be,” Rep. Donald Norcross said.

White House Announces New Restrictions on Foreign Investment in US Tech, Supply Lines

Administration will require investments to be weighed on whether they will put U.S. national security at risk.

No Abortion Access for 40 Percent of Female Troops, Study Finds

RAND says it’s “not unreasonable” that the lack of abortion access will make women more likely to leave service.

Defense Firms Sound Inflation Alarm as Congress Mulls 2023 Budget

One trade association says Pentagon would lose $110 billion in buying power.

Arlington’s Confederate Memorial Should Go, Commission Says

The 1914 monument “is problematic from top to bottom,” the Naming Commission’s vice chair said.

Conservative Groups Urging Lawmakers To Vote ‘No’ On More Ukraine Aid

“This new package will prolong a fight that lacks an American dog, allowing regional allies to shirk their security responsibilities yet again,” one former Trump official said.

US Adds $675M in Arms, $2B in Financial Aid for Ukraine, Region

As well, the Defense Contact Group met in Germany to discuss how to support Ukraine over the “long haul,” the Defense Secretary said.

US Should Place Multiyear Munitions Orders to Protect Supply, Pentagon Arms Chief Says

Meanwhile, service officials are working with Pentagon leaders on 18-month plans to supply Ukraine.

Ukraine’s Supporters Aim to Create Long-Term Aid Mechanisms

Leaders from NATO, the U.S., and others will gather to discuss ideas on Thursday.

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After Roe, ‘We Do Have Options’ to Avoid Anti-Abortion States, Army Chief Says

As ever, soldiers can indicate their station preferences—but the Army’s needs come first, Gen. McConville says.

VA to Offer Abortions in Limited Cases

In a policy reversal, the department will allowing its doctors to terminate pregnancies caused by rape or incest, or that threaten the mother's life.

White House Asks Congress For $13.7B for Ukraine

The administration has used about three-quarters of the $40 billion Congress authorized in May.

Marines Hone Future Concepts with Dune Buggies, Liaison Officers, and Many Radios

The giant RIMPAC exercise helped the Corps test their newest type of agile unit within a multinational force.