Civilians

It’s China, Stupid

More voters across the West are caring more about China. In the next round of elections, politicians should, too.

‘Dear America’: Gold Star Families Want ‘Archaic’ Support Systems Fixed

The Pentagon team that manages them “have not protected us, and they have refused to listen."

US Army Wants to Put Facial Recognition in Daycare Centers

A pilot system at Fort Jackson would begin “monitoring the health and well-being of children."

At Kabul Airport, 2,000 Marines Provide Security and Process Evacuees

Meanwhile, the airfield perimeter is mostly held by soldiers of the 82nd Airborne.

Why Was the Administration So Slow to Evacuate US Allies in Afghanistan?

“We have been screaming from the rooftops that we need to get these allies out,” one leader of a U.S.-based resettlement organization said.

These Afghans Were Our Allies. Now We Must All Help Them Become Our Neighbors

Americans have a new chance to serve the interpreters and others who helped our troops in battle.

Inside Reach 871, A US C-17 Packed With 640 Afghans Trying to Escape the Taliban

The Air Force evacuation flight from Kabul to Qatar came near the record for most people ever flown in the Boeing airlifter.

As Delta Variant Spreads, Trade Shows Impose Mask Mandates

The Association for the U.S. Army said it will not limit attendance unless required by the local government.

Kristi Noem’s National Guard Deployment Is America’s Future

The private sector has long been absorbing duties that belong to the government—and that pattern is intensifying.

The US Desperately Needs a Civilian Cybersecurity Corps

Bipartisan legislation aims to augment the National Guard’s cyber reservists, but a wholly civilian component could be larger and more flexible.

20 Federal Agencies Used Face-Recognition Tech in 2019-20

Most of the images were collected by the controversial company Clearview AI, a Government Accountability Office report found.

White House, Pentagon Finalizing Plans to Get Thousands of Interpreters out of Afghanistan

No decision yet on where and how Afghans and their families will be housed and fed as they await U.S. visas.

Trump Is Marching Down the Road to Political Violence

The Republican Party must counteract lies rather than indulge them.

Should We Care About That Letter?

Retired generals and admirals are, first and foremost, retirees.

Illegal Fishing Is a National Security Problem

The stability of countries and regions are threatened by the declining health of fish stocks, and by the groups and governments that run lawless fishing fleets.