Civilians

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.

Germany’s Military an Unexpected Star in Pandemic Relief

The Bundeswehr’s ubiquity and effectiveness in various facets of the COVID response has created an unusual problem.

Biden Can Redeem His Mistake

In 1975, he failed to see what America owed the Vietnamese who had bet their lives on American promises.

DOD Workers Want to Keep Teleworking, Despite Early Hiccups, Survey Finds

The DoD Inspector General surveyed more than 56,000 employees about telework during the pandemic.

The Pandemic Mistake America Can’t Repeat

More, better, and faster testing might have averted the worst of what America faced in 2020.

Guns Are a Threat to the Body Politic

America must regulate guns not only to protect life, but to protect its citizens’ equal freedoms to speak, assemble, worship, and vote without fear.

What Can the Pentagon Realistically Get from Its Advisory Boards?

A former chair says the boards provide a lot, could do better — and help weed out impractical or oversold ideas.

Only a Tiny Fraction of Sexual Assaults Against DoD Civilians Are Being Documented, GAO Says

Over a recent half-decade, DoD recorded 357 cases of sexual assaults that involved civilian employees. But a survey of employees indicated that thousands may have occurred.

Pentagon Advisory Boards Need to Offer 10X Ideas, Not 10% Ones

DoD's 40-plus boards must be restructured to help the department think far bigger.

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Here’s Who Will Be Running the Pentagon When Biden Takes Office

Dozens named in the most comprehensive roster published to date of who will be running DOD when the president-elect is sworn in.

Former Air Force Chief Goldfein Joins Blackstone

The retired general picked the investment firm over opportunities at defense companies.