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Pentagon Orders Texas Contractors to Mandate Vaccines for Employees, Despite Governor’s Ban

The Defense Department says the federal contractor vaccine order supersedes state laws.

US Navy Lists Consequences for Sailors Who Refuse COVID Vaccination

Refusers could be stripped of warfare qualifications, removed from their billet, or even dismissed from service.

Head of Pentagon Foreign Arms Sales Division Stepping Down After 15 Months on the Job

Heidi Grant was the first civilian to lead the Defense Security Cooperation Agency.

Mind the ‘Middle Powers’ Gap

While pivoting from terrorism to great powers, the U.S. should pay far more attention those countries caught in the struggle between democracy and authoritarianism.

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.