Pentagon leaders gravely erred in gaming the process to avoid a backlash from then-President Trump to promotions for two well-deserving female generals.
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Lawfare is compiling a selection of executive actions taken by President Biden to implement his administration’s policies on federal service reforms.
On Tuesday, January 19, at 3:00 p.m., the Senate Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing on the nomination of Ret. Gen. Lloyd Austin III to be the next secretary of defense.
You can watch a livestream of the hearing here or below:
Congress shouldn’t wave through another recently retired general to serve as defense secretary. But if it does, it must turn this norm-breaking act into an opportunity to restore the United States’s commitment to civilian control of the military.
In this week’s episode, co-hosts Steve Vladeck and Bobby Chesney discuss and debate:
On Wednesday, September 30, at 12:00 p.m., the House Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing on U.S. defense posture changes in the European theater.
As the role of special operations forces shift with U.S. grand strategy, it's time to reevaluate how they fit into the civilian oversight of the U.S. military.
A 2016 Department of Defense report identified several deficiencies in biosafety and biosecurity policies and procedures in Defense Department laboratories. A recent follow-up report found that some problems persist.
I urge my former colleagues in the military services and at the Department of Defense level to plan now for the possibility of actions by the president to disrupt the forthcoming election or even to vitiate the election results.