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New Plane Key to Special Ops Vision for Africa, General Says 

Air Force Special Operations Command is planning flight demonstrations in coming months.

The Pentagon Needs Budget Agility to Compete with China

It can take two or more years to shift funding from a failing program. That’s more than a money problem.

We Must Reorient US Cyber Strategy Around the Only Safe Assumption

We should assume adversaries are already in our networks — and Congress should take these five steps to mitigate the damage.

House Lawmakers Split Oversight of Cyber, Intel

Seven Armed Services Committee subcommittees will help oversee the vast Defense Department.

For Biden, Tough Talk on Saudi Arabia Meets Reality

‘We don't yet know exactly’ how Biden will change things, says CENTCOM’s Gen. McKenzie.

Hicks Warns Against ‘Extreme Consolidation’ in Defense Industry

Kathleen Hicks, President Biden's pick to be deputy defense secretary, cruised through her confirmation confirmation hearing.

‘The Ban Should Never Have Been Imposed’

Former Army Secretary Eric Fanning says it’s time for Congress to pass a law that protects transgender servicemembers.

Purity Tested, Senators Confirm General Austin for SecDef

With little actual opposition in the end, members voted for the waiver and the man.

How to Fight Domestic Extremism and Win Public Trust

After years of partisan politicization, national security leaders and workers need to be clear about how they'll keep us safe from each other.

Commander in Chief Joe Biden Swears In

The 46th president took the oath on a tense Washington day amid a lingering pandemic and massive security, but no public crowds or Donald Trump.

Austin Pledges to Recuse Himself from Military Decisions Involving Raytheon

The commitment is a huge win for Sen. Elizabeth Warren and other progressive Democrats pushing for stricter lobbying laws.

Austin Promises Healthy Civilian Control At DOD

“I look forward to working with the chairman, but I have no desire to be the chairman of the Joint Chiefs,” the retired general told senators.

Advice for the Next Secretary of Defense

Our most serious threats are not external. Biden’s team also must address the bitter polarization of our politics, which has divided our country and global institutions.