Policy

House Republicans Skip Abortion Hearing With Military Doctors, Troops

Witnesses shared personal stories and pleaded for Congress to protect abortion access, saying it will only get worse after Dobbs.

After ‘Critical’ CHIPS Act, More Needed To Build Domestic Production, Experts Say​​

Global economics and lack of factory workers are among the factors complicating efforts to bring chip manufacturing back to the United States.

Schumer ‘Committed’ To Vote On Finland, Sweden Joining NATO Before Recess, Aide Says

The resolution is expected to pass easily, but the timeline could be slowed by objections from a few senators.

The Army Is ‘Running a Tab’ of Equipment Sent to Ukraine

The service chief said he will ask Congress to replace “every round we send, every weapon system.”

Biden Picks Next Space Force Chief

If confirmed, the missileer and satellite operator would become the newest service’s second leader.

Navy Fleet Plan Needs 3-5% Annual Budget Increases for the Next Two Decades

CNO’s Navigation Plan 2022 codifies fleet plans years in the making, but can it survive Congress?

Biden Is Arming Ukraine To ‘Play For a Tie,’ Some America-First GOPers Say

The view reveals disagreement even among Trump-following Republicans about how to respond to Russia’s invasion.

Too Many National-Security Workers Shun Mental-Health Care, Leaders Say

Government and industry leaders are trying to get the word out: seeking help won't kill your career.

SOCOM Nominee Sees China Fight As More Partner Building, Less Door Kicking

The SOCOM mission in the age of high-end conflict a lot less flashy than Zero Dark Thirty

VA Is 'Closely Watching' the Fate of Abortion Access as It Weighs Offering the Service

The leader of the largest hospital network in the country says he has the authority to change the department's policy.

Cyber Looms Large in House NDAA

From establishing the National Digital Reserve Corps to setting term limits at CISA, here’s what you need to know about the tech and cyber amendments currently featured in the House version of the FY2023 NDAA.

US Army Outlines Plan to Overcome ‘Most Challenging’ Recruiting Era Since 1973

The service has already shrunk below the reduced end-strength goal it set with its 2023 budget request.

Austria Becomes the National Guard’s Newest Security Partner in Europe

The Guard is expanding its presence overseas with new partners and lessons from Ukraine.

Fewer Military Families Would Recommend Uniformed Service, Survey Finds

The Military Family Advisory Network poll may have warning signs for recruiters.

Biden Defends Saudi Trip To ‘Reassert’ US Influence Amid Human Rights Criticism

“I’m meeting with nine other heads of state. It just happens to be in Saudi Arabia,” the president said.

Tampons and Tulips? Lawmakers Pitch 650 Amendments to Annual Defense Bill

Other proposed changes to the House defense authorization act would delay new ICBMs and hasten warship retirements.

Biden’s Trip to ‘Stabilize’ US-Mideast Ties Kicks Off in Israel

Analysts predicted Biden will try to secure commitments from allies against China and Iran.