Policy

Lawmakers Blast Acting Navy Secretary’s Defunding of Naval Nuclear Cruise Missile

Harker confirmed that he did not consult with Pentagon or military leaders on the planned nuclear missile.

Biden’s Hair Should Be ‘On Fire’ Over Afghan Translators Being Left Behind, Senator Says

Sen. Angus King proposed solutions, such as sending Afghans to NATO allies temporarily, but said there’s not enough time for Congress to act.

After Trump ‘Chaos,’ National Security Council Seeks a Return to ‘Regular Order’

The Biden White House is reinvigorating an interagency process some argue had largely halted under the Trump administration.

Hundreds of Troops Complain About ‘Woke’ Racism, Extremism Training, Cotton Claims

Senator confronts Austin, releases list of purported examples of Black Lives Matter advocacy, anti-white male bias, and diversity efforts.

If China Is the No. 1 Threat, Why Doesn’t the 2022 Budget Reflect It?

The Middle East will continue to demand resources even as troops withdraw from Afghanistan.

NATO May Train Afghan Special Operators in Europe

But experts say training may suffer after Western troops withdraw.

To US Army, Getting Women’s Body Armor Quickly Is an Unfunded Priority

Lawmakers question why the service left $81 million to “accelerate” gear for women and short men out of its latest budget request.

For Now, ‘Over the Horizon’ Protection for Afghanistan Will Fly From Existing Hubs, Acting Air Force Secretary Says

Service wants $10 billion for South Asia and Middle East operations as Pentagon develops long-term plan for Afghanistan support.

In Europe, Biden Hopes to Ease Fears of an American Return to Trumpism

The president will point to America’s actions—and his election—as evidence that the United States can be a trusted partner again.

DoD Outlines Tenets of Responsible Artificial Intelligence

A memo from the deputy defense secretary also orders the JAIC director to build a strategy around those tenets.

Unity Will Be ‘Key Message’ in Biden’s First International Trip

Aides say COVID, China, and climate change will be discussed, but a top message is reaffirming America’s close partnership with allies.

Where the US Army’s Cut List and Wish List Overlap

Some programs slated for trimming in the 2022 budget proposal also appear on the service’s list of unfunded priorities.

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Space Force Seeks $831.7M for Unfunded Priorities

Projects left out of 2022 budget would boost Cheyenne Mountain security, space-based cryptology.