Pentagon

GOP Lawmakers Slam Pentagon Nominee for Tweets

“Do you believe every Republican in the GOP...are they all racist?” Sen. Dan Sullivan asked Brenda Fulton.

New DOD Climate Plan: Adjust Ops, Training, Gear for Extreme Weather

Virtual exercises will help when wildfires rage; equipment will be tested for health effects in intense heat and cold.

The Pentagon’s New Climate Plan Aims to Manage the Unavoidable

The new plan has considerably more specificity, requirements, objectives, and metrics than we had in 2014.

Active-Duty Suicide Rate Hit Record High in 2020

The rate among soldiers was nearly double that of sailors, DOD’s annual suicide report found.

The 9/11 Commission Said National Security Vacancies Were A Problem. Biden’s Pentagon Is ‘Far Worse’

The Senate is “falling far behind” as Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees consider 14 nominees this week.

Is This the Next US Military Base in Europe?

Lithuania built Camp Herkus to woo a permanent contingent of American troops. But the Biden administration is far from convinced.

The Forever War is Over. Its 2001 Authorization Lives On.

Pentagon says “over the horizon” strikes in Afghanistan will be conducted under the AUMF passed two decades ago.

One Senator’s Plan to Cut Through the Politics and Get Answers on Afghanistan

Sen. Tammy Duckworth says a nonpartisan commission could compile lessons without the “political theater.”

Defense Business Board Relaunches After Pentagon Review

Former Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James named chair of the diverse advisory board.

Biden’s Best Chance to Get Back on Course with Europe

The president should send his best team to NATO and EU talks, find common ground on China, and repair the damage done by the AUKUS submarine deal.

Austin, Milley Say White House Was Advised to Keep US Troops in Afghanistan

The Afghanistan evacuation that resulted was “a logistical success but a strategic failure,” Milley said.

To Deter China, Relearn The Lost Art of Dissuasion

Threats of denial or punishment will not deter a peer adversary fighting at home.

Racial Division, Troops’ Role in Protests Has Hurt Minority Recruiting, Air Force Says

Black interest in military service plummeted after the George Floyd protests. Can the Pentagon undo the damage?

‘Horrible Mistake’: Pentagon Admits Drone Strike Killed Children, Not Terrorists

After just eight hours of surveillance and a tip about a “white Toyota Corolla,” the U.S. fired a Hellfire missile on Aug. 29 at the wrong target.

Milley’s China Calls During Trump Defeat Were ‘Lawful,’ Conveyed Reassurance, Pentagon Says

Some Republicans are seeking his ouster, but the Joint Chiefs chairman is the first to serve a guaranteed four years.

Tell Us Why Small Businesses Can't Get Contracts, Pentagon Asks

The department has met its goals in that area, but is looking to do even better.