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Progressives Mount Assault on Defense Spending Ahead of Stimulus Package, Election

During a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing, one Democrat questioned defense firms access to coronavirus stimulus money.

Top Intel Dem Demands Information On DHS Surveillance Of Protesters

Heavy-handed tactics by the DHS in Portland, where protests have gripped the city for almost two months, have drawn intense scrutiny in Washington.

OCO Must Go

Lawmakers should rally behind House appropriators' effort to eliminate a funding vehicle that allows the Pentagon to evade budget caps.

Congress Needs a Veto, Not a Notification, on Arms Sales

The Trump administration’s efforts to evade oversight show why more is needed.

Happy Birthday to the Bomb

If we want to avoid nuclear destruction for the next 75 years, we must take the president’s finger off the button.

To Block Trump’s Troop Withdrawals, Congress Turns An Old Tactic Upside Down

Congress historically has tried to force presidents to bring troops home. But in the last three years, lawmakers have repeatedly tried to make laws to do the opposite.

Top US General Slams Confederacy As ‘Treason’, Signals Support For Base Renaming

“Those generals fought for the institution of slavery,” Gen. Mark Milley told a House hearing.

Democrats, Be Bold on National Security

Even before the pandemic, it was clear that more money didn’t mean more real security.

The NDAA Should Prompt a Rethinking of Costly U.S. Foreign Policy

The annual defense authorization bill offers a chance to end wars and programs that are not worth their price.

Defense Firms Unlikely to Win Extension to Purge Banned Chinese Tech

Armed Services Chairman Rep. Adam Smith is asking GAO to report on compliance, as companies ask for more time.

History Will Judge the Complicit

Why have Republican leaders abandoned their principles in support of an immoral and dangerous president?

I Am Vanessa Guillen

I, too, was harassed, belittled, groped, touched, rubbed, threatened, assaulted, and demeaned. I was raped. Military justice needs to change.

Congress Has Less Than a Month to Ward Off Needless Harm to the US Military

The ranking member of the House’s Defense Appropriations panel lays out how it would hurt to start fiscal 2021 with a continuing resolution.

Airpower Gets a Big Boost in the Senate’s Authorization Bill

Air Force leaders won’t be entirely happy with it, but the country should be.

Bipartisan Senate Bill Seeks to Boost Pentagon AI Talent

Step one: teach the Defense Department's HR staff to find and hire experts in artificial intelligence.