Policy

IC Vets, Dem Lawmakers Applaud Selection of Haines as Intelligence Director

Biden picks an Obama administration intelligence community veteran to be the first woman to serve in the role.

Personality, Not Policy, Will Determine Top House Armed Services Republican

The pick may telegraph whether the GOP intends a cooperative or combative approach to the Biden administration.

As Spotlight Fades, What Next for Special Operators?

Under Trump, the Pentagon's ‘service secretary’ in charge of SOF has changed hands eight times between seven people.

CBP Proposes to Expand Biometric Data Collection at Border

A proposed rule would allow the program to expand beyond pilot sites and collect more data from more people.

The Firing of Chris Krebs Is What an Attack On Democracy Looks Like

After helping to keep the election secure from hackers, the CISA director turned to refuting the baseless claims of the president.

Rolling Back Trump's Workforce Policies Won't Be Simple

President-elect Biden has vowed to rescind on his first day a series of Trump-era directives aimed at weakening federal labor unions and politicizing the civil service, but repairing the damage could take much longer.

Outgoing Syria Envoy Admits Hiding US Troop Numbers; Praises Trump’s Mideast Record

‘We were always playing shell games,’ says Amb. Jim Jeffrey, who also gives advice to President-elect Biden.

Pentagon Expands 5G Efforts as Lawmakers Raise Eyebrows

The Pentagon's acquisition chief said DOD will also release guidance on securing the microelectronics supply chain.

Give Us That Democracy Summit, President Biden

A long time ago, before the pandemic, he promised to convene free-world leaders. It’s still a good idea.

Trump Installs Senate-Rejected Retired General As Pentagon Policy Chief

Anthony Tata moves up one grade level — with some limits attached.

Trump Fires Esper, Taps NCTC Director to be Acting SecDef

Christopher Miller becomes Trump's fourth acting defense secretary just 72 days before Inauguration Day.

Foreign Leaders Congratulate Biden, Ignore Trump’s Claim to Reelection

NATO allies France, Germany, and UK quickly recognized the president-elect’s win. Turkey and Russia remain quiet.

Joe Biden Elected 46th Commander in Chief

Trump has lost reelection after a vitriolic, misinformation-laden presidency, networks project. President declines to concede as vote count continues.

Biden Takes Lead In Pennsylvania; Win Would Decide Presidency

Many news outlets, including the Associated Press, have not yet made the call and Trump is not conceding.

George Washington Warned Us

The first president anticipated political misinformation, division, and attempts to subvert the rule of law in the pursuit of power.