Congress

GOP Lawmakers Hammer Trump’s Germany Troop Withdrawals

The top Republican on the Armed Services Committee blamed “a couple of White House staffers” who “hadn’t thought through the consequences.”

Defense Experts Throw Warning Flags As Congress Mulls Tighter Buy-American Rules

The House NDAA would require major defense programs to be all-American by 2026.

The Blob Meets the Heartland

Foreign policy should work better for America’s middle class.

A $13 Billion Contract for ICBMs: What’s the Rush?

The deal needs closer scrutiny — as does the purported need for new long-range ballistic missiles at all.

Air Force General Defends Plans for Mixed F-35, F-15 Fleet

Top Air Force generals are expected to discuss the service’s future fighter force in upcoming meetings.

Selling F-35s to the Middle East was Never Going to be Easy

To do it, and preserve Israel’s advantage, Trump must reinvigorate the consultative arms sales process with Congress.

Lockheed-Boeing Battle Heats Up as USAF Looks to Buy F-15EX

The F-35 maker is fighting to keep its monopoly on the Air Force’s fighter-jet shopping list.

Trump's Halt to Election-Security Briefings Worries Many

DNI Ratcliffe’s edict comes just two months ahead of Election Day, with Russia, China and Iran all intent on influencing the outcome.

The Week QAnon Became Everyone’s Problem

The conspiracy theory-based movement poses a different type of terrorist threat.

Will Trumpism Change Republican Foreign Policy Permanently?

The president did not just challenge Republican orthodoxy. He also blew up its establishment.

Here’s What Might Not Survive COVID Budget Cuts

Like baby antelope at the watering hole, military weapons and vehicles still in early development might be the first to go.  

How Washington Should Handle Turkey's Summer of Flex

Turkey looks less like a treaty ally and more like a competitor.

Six Scenarios for Military Intervention After January 20

We have to be able to talk about the military’s political influence.