Policy

First Afghan Interpreters Arrive in Virginia

More than 200 Afghans are expected to spend a week at Fort Lee before being resettled.

Sailor Charged With Setting USS Bonhomme Richard Fire

Preliminary hearing will lead to recommendation about a court martial.

For US Troops, Getting COVID Vaccine Is Now a Matter of 'How and When'

President tells Pentagon to add COVID to list of required vaccinations. He also imposed requirements on federal employees and contractors who decline to get vaccinated.

DOD Reimposes Mask Mandate Inside Pentagon, Other Bases Near ‘Substantial’ COVID Transmission

Troops, employees, contractors, and others must wear masks indoors on Defense Department facilities in the Pentagon and these areas.

White House Asks CISA, NIST to Set Cybersecurity Performance Goals for Critical Infrastructure Operators

The initiative will not result in mandatory measures for the private sector, but the administration hopes to signal its commitment to cybersecurity and maybe get a little help from Congress on that front.

VA Mandates Vaccines for Health Care Workers

“It’s the best way to keep veterans safe, especially as the Delta variant spreads across the country,” said VA Secretary Denis McDonough.

‘We Will Not Flinch’: Austin Promises US Will Continue to Bolster Taiwan’s Self-Defense

In Singapore, defense secretary chides Beijing for “aggression...coercion...genocide” but says he wants a “constructive, stable relationship with China.”

‘It Failed Miserably’: After Wargaming Loss, Joint Chiefs Are Overhauling How the US Military Will Fight

In a fake battle for Taiwan, U.S. forces lost network access almost immediately. Hyten has issued four directives to help change that.

US Will End Combat Mission In Iraq, Biden Says

US needs to 'divert more of our body on threats in China and Russia,' says Joint Chiefs Vice Chairman Gen. Hyten

DHS Cancels Two Border Wall Contracts

These are the first cancellations under DHS's month-old plan for unobligated border wall funds. 

Army Dealing with Tough Moving Season as US Sees Shortage of Housing, Movers

The number of household goods shipments in late May rivaled what the service typically sees during the season’s peak, at the end of June.

Pregnant Cadets, Midshipmen Must Give Up Their Child Or Their Career. Two Senators Want To Change That.

Sens. Ted Cruz and Kirsten Gillibrand have introduced a bill to give pregnant students at military schools more options.

‘Not One Time’: Milley Says Joint Chiefs Did Not Violate Oath in Handling Trump

Chairman doesn’t deny that he and other chiefs mulled resigning if given an illegal order.

US Navy’s Shipbuilding Plan Doesn’t Meet Congress’ Needs, Lawmakers Say

The past few have come with a “check-the-box mentality,” Rep. Wittman said.