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House Lawmakers Close Pentagon Budget Hearing to the Public

Mattis and Dunford have open hearings at the Armed Services Committees, but will talk over their $686.1 billion request with House appropriators in private.

Senate Panel Narrowly Approves Pompeo for Secretary of State

After a last-minute flip by Senator Rand Paul, President Trump’s pick for secretary of state wins approval from the Foreign Relations Committee despite opposition from Democrats.

What Trump Has Already Given Up to North Korea

Pyongyang has long sought a legitimacy-conferring summit with a sitting U.S. president, and it looks highly unlikely to give up the "treasured sword" of its existing nukes.

‘I Don’t Get Confused:’ How Nikki Haley’s Feminist Clapback Could Cost Her a Job

Haley won't accept the blame for a failure of communication in the White House.

CIA Director Mike Pompeo Spent Easter In North Korea With Kim Jong-un

Pompeo's meeting was aimed at laying the groundwork for a planned meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un.

Many Pentagon Offices Would Relocate or Vanish Under Thornberry Plan

House Armed Services chair would streamline “4th Estate” to create efficiency.

Pentagon Declares Strike Successful. Here’s A Look at What Went Into It

U.S., French, and British planes and ships used a wide variety of precision weapons to hit Syrian chemical weapons facilities. Some saw their first day of combat.

Mattis Confirms Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria, But No Trump Decision to Strike Yet

The National Security Council discussed options with the president for responding to the attack, but the administration was still syncing up with allies Thursday evening.

Special Operators Are Getting a Bit More Much-Needed Rest

At least two SOF components are on a ‘glide path’ to the Pentagon’s desired optempo.

Mike Pompeo Is Warming Up To Manmade Climate Change

Trump's nominee for secretary of state was once dubbed "the congressman from Koch."

From ‘Give Me a Break’ to ‘Get Ready’

Donald Trump's ever-changing stance on U.S. intervention in Syria.

The Military Budget Shows Just How Deep Donald Trump is Getting Into Syria

Despite Trump's distaste for global entanglements, the U.S. is spending more and more in Syria.

Chad Is The First African Country Taken Off Trump’s Travel Ban List

The White House said Chad had improved its security "information sharing practices" with U.S. officials.

Going BRAC-less: What to Do with the Military’s Excess Property

The Pentagon is offering an alternative to closing bases, and Congress should support it.

Is It Time for AFRICOM to Get Its Own Troops?

A key Republican senator thinks so, and is pushing to send one of the U.S. Army’s new advising brigades there.

What Is America Going to Do About Syria Now?

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After the latest suspected chemical attack, the United States has four options.

Should Military Men Draft Our Nation’s Security Strategy?

The National Security Strategy does a good job at listing problems and suggesting fixes. But there’s more to strategy than that.

Trump Reverses, Says He’ll Keep U.S. Troops in Syria

The president officially walked back last week’s off-the-cuff remark that the U.S. would leave Syria ‘very soon,’ leaving even more questions about the mission.

Analysis: Trump’s New Solution to Every Problem

Like his predecessors, the president is discovering the allure of using the armed forces to solve problems, and like them, he’s also quickly discovering its limitations.

Denied Wall Funding, Trump Sends National Guard to Southern Border

Details are still being hashed out, but previous presidents’ decisions to do the same offer clues about what’s to come.

Trump’s Push to Militarize the U.S.-Mexico Border Could Repeat a Costly Obama Failure

Operations under Obama and George W. Bush ended up taking money from other Defense projects and causing diplomatic problems.

Pentagon’s Delayed Report On Services Contracts Draws Union Ire

The Defense Department says the required documents that detail spending are “at the printer.”

Where’s the New Transgender Troops Ban Headed? Look at the Travel Ban Fight

Like Trump’s effort to bar visitors from several Mideast countries, a long legal battle awaits the newest limits on who can serve in uniform.

Russia’s Irresistible Question to Twitter: Which U.S. Consulate Should It Shut?

The Kremlin is retaliating, after the White House shut its Seattle consulate over Moscow's alleged poisoning of a British spy.

McMaster Is Out, an Even Bigger North Korea Hawk Is In

Trump is replacing his national-security adviser with John Bolton, a persistent advocate of military intervention.

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