Policy

Fight With Information, Not Just Munitions, Marine Corps Tells Commanders

A new doctrinal document asks Marines to consider information warfare as they build their battle plans.

Guard, Reserve Troops Can Sue States for Firing Them, Supreme Court Rules

Court declares that state powers yield to federal ones when it comes to raising armies.

US Boosts Forces In Europe As NATO Names Russia ‘Most Significant and Direct Threat’

The Pentagon will also base more destroyers in Spain and F-35s in the United Kingdom.

Turkey Lifts Objection To Finland, Sweden Joining NATO

Leaders from the three nations signed an agreement in Madrid to cooperate more on counterterrorism.

Limited Abortions Will Continue On DOD Bases Despite Roe v. Wade Reversal

“There will be no interruption to this care,” the Pentagon said in a memo.

NATO to Approve ‘Biggest Overhaul’ Of Defense Since Cold War, Leader Says

The alliance’s response force is to grow from 40,000 to 300,000 troops, Stoltenberg announced.

G7 To Ban Import of Russian Gold as Bombs Hit Kyiv Kindergarten

Groups like the G7 and EU have played a critical role in punishing Moscow for its invasion and cushioning the war’s global effects, experts said.

Budding Spies Might Not Get Weeded Out for Past Drug Use

Activists say this would be a practical step to help ensure all the best candidates are getting considered for intelligence jobs. 

‘Matter of National Security’: Democratic Veterans, Advocates Call For Codifying Right To Abortion

“Now that women in uniform have lost their reproductive rights, our country's fighting force is hindered and our security is at risk,” said a former Army helicopter pilot running for Congress.

House Committee Boosts Defense Budget By $37B

The House Armed Service Committee’s topline is more than Biden’s budget request, but less than that of its Senate counterpart

Biden To Ban Most Land Mines, Undoing Trump’s Loosened Restrictions

Advocates applauded the move, but urged a ban on the weapons on the Korean peninsula.

Senate Panel Approves $45B Boost To 2023 Defense Topline

The House draft followed Biden’s budget, but lawmakers are expected to debate the funding number next week.

Lack of Space National Guard Could Hurt Training, Recruiting

Guardsmen in space-related jobs have trouble getting into Space Force schools, leaders say.

Ukraine Will Survive and the US is Preparing to Arm it for Years, Says Pentagon’s Hicks

Deputy Defense Secretary Hicks discusses Russia, China, and inflation’s effects on the Pentagon’s buying power at the 7th Annual Defense One Tech Summit.

‘No Way to Say’ When Turkey Will Release Hold on Sweden, Finland, Says NATO’s Stoltenberg

With Madrid deadline looming, “the progress is maybe just the fact that we have open lines” of communication, Finland’s president said.

In Asia, Defense Ministers Issue New Warnings to China

“Ukraine today may be East Asia tomorrow,” Japan’s prime minister said at this year’s feistier-than-usual Shangri-La Dialogue.

How Much Does Bad Software Cost DOD? Lawmakers Want to Know

The House Armed Services Committee's version of the defense authorization act is getting a provision asking the Pentagon to account for wasted money and lost productivity caused by poorly performing software.