Civilians

5 Questions About the Storming of Brazil's Congress and the Military's Role

A conversation with Rafael Ioris, an expert on Brazilian politics at the University of Denver.

It May Become Illegal to Stop Employees From Taking a Job with a Competitor

Opponents of "noncompete agreements" say they stifle competition and innovation.

Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Ban TikTok, Citing National Security

Bipartisan bill follows FBI warnings about Beijing's sway over the world's largest social-media platform.

The Ukraine Fight Is Just Part of Russia’s War

Western leaders must remind their populaces what is under pressure and at stake.

Just Half of Americans Trust the Military, Survey Finds

Most want to continue helping Ukraine—and most don’t think there’s a clear China strategy, according to the Reagan Institute poll.

The Pentagon’s Lead Intelligence Agency Has an HR Problem

Too few human-resources staffers means a constant struggle to keep up with basic personnel record-keeping and more.

Will Tech Layoffs Finally Help Defense Firms Get the Engineers They Seek?

Some observers say industry and government are moving too slowly to capitalize on a unique opportunity.

Senator to Elon Musk: 'Fix Your Companies. Or Congress Will'

The SpaceX and social-media mogul mocked Sen. Ed Markey’s concerns about Twitter verifying fake accounts.

How the FBI Stumbled in the War on Cybercrime

In an excerpt from their new book, the authors reveal how unprepared the nation’s top federal law enforcement agency was to combat online crime.

Sensible Talk Aboard a UK Aircraft Carrier. But Does It Come Too Late?

New poll shows US, UK publics aren’t buying what national-security experts have been selling.

The Intelligence Community Doesn’t Warn About All Attacks Against the US Homeland. Why Not?

A simple policy change could help defend America against threats to non-military targets.

10 High-School Questions for the Authors of the ‘Principles’ Open Letter

Actual civics students would demand more from the former SecDefs and retired four-stars who opined so vaguely on civil-military “best practices.”

VA to Offer Abortions in Limited Cases

In a policy reversal, the department will allowing its doctors to terminate pregnancies caused by rape or incest, or that threaten the mother's life.

Fix and Expand the Interpreter Visa Program

The 2006 Special Immigrant Visa program, which helps Iraqi and Afghan interpreters and their families, desperately needs an overhaul and expansion to cover U.S. helpers elsewhere.

Lawmakers Want Damage Assessment After ‘Highly Classified’ Documents Found at Trump's House

House committee chairs ask intel-community chief how badly national security could be hurt by the information in the recovered documents.

You Don’t Have to Be a Spy to Violate the Espionage Act

Two law professors outline how the Act has been used in the past, and what it could mean for former president Trump.