On Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at 2:00 p.m., the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing on the nomination of Antony Blinken to be the next secretary of state.
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On Tuesday, January 19, at 10:00 a.m., the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on the nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas to be the next Secretary of Homeland Security.
On Tuesday, January 19, at 10:00 a.m., the Senate Intelligence Committee will
The vote on whether to grant General Austin a waiver is a vote on whether the waiver will be a real constraint in the future.
Most deferred maintenance issues in infrastructure translate only into local health and economic problems, but there are serious national security ramifications associated with decaying infrastructure.
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.
Gen. Lloyd Austin’s nomination for defense secretary has prompted many civil-military experts to criticize the pick as damaging to civilian control over the military. But the categorical assumptions the experts make are flawed.
Trump political appointee Michael Ellis has been named to an important career position. Congress should investigate the suspicious circumstances of the selection, and the Biden transition should think carefully about what to do on Jan. 20.
Last month, President Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. We reviewed several of Barrett’s writings to glean what they might reveal about her views on issues important to Lawfare readers.
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