Threats

Vax Refusal Poised to Deepen National Guard’s End-Strength Shortage

The Guard is missing its goals for the first time in several years, and worse is expected to come.

Ideas

Nuclear vs. Conventional Spending? We Don’t Have that Luxury

The call to boost one at the expense of the other is wrong.

Business

Inflation, Supply Problems Could Push F-35 Cost Higher Than Expected, Lockheed Says

Negotiations continue on three batches of jets—Lots 15 to 17—that were expected to be finalized last year.

Policy

Teleworking DOD Civilians May Be Recalled to In-Person Work

Two years after the pandemic sent DOD into “maximum telework,” Thursday’s memo points the way toward a new new normal.

Threats

700 Guardsmen Set to Help If Truckers Block DC Roads

One convoy organizer said they plan to shut down the Capital Beltway.

Policy

Court Hits Pause on Vaccine Mandate for DOD, Other Federal Employees

A judge said Biden overstepped his authority in imposing the mandate, which has led more than 97% of feds to get fully or partially vaccinated.

Policy

DOD Grants First Religious Waivers for COVID Vaccine

Two Marines are the first successful applicants among the 18,500 U.S. troops who have sought exemption from the vaccination mandate by citing religious beliefs.

Threats

2021 Top Ten: COVID

Vaccines arrived, but so did vaccine refusal and new variants. And a two-year Army effort may produce the best vaccine yet.

Policy

2021 Top Ten: Policy

From domestic extremism to China's challenges to lingering Mideast operations, defense leaders had their hands full.

Business

2021 Top Ten: Business

Industry hailed the Pentagon's cashflow assistance as personnel and supply-chain woes mounted. Now inflation might be the biggest concern.

Policy

Denials, Not Approvals, Greet Troops’ Religious Vax Exemptions

No service has yet publicly announced that any service member has received a religion-based exemption from the Pentagon’s COVID-vaccination mandate.

Exclusive Science & Tech

US Army Creates Single Vaccine Against All COVID & SARS Variants, Researchers Say

Within weeks, Walter Reed researchers expect to announce that human trials show success against Omicron—and even future strains.

Ideas

800,000 Deaths

The number is so enormous that we risk becoming numb to its implications.

Policy

Army Commanders Relieved Over Vaccine Refusal

Battalion COs among the six soldiers removed from their jobs as service deadline passes.

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