Pacific Commanders Want More Money for Biden’s Asia Pivot
Military leaders want to “seize the initiative” against China.
Pentagon Faces Tense Fight Over Pacific Pivot
The Defense Department is in an internal tug of war over the practicality of putting more U.S. troops in the range of Chinese missiles.
Congress Draws Battle Lines for Pentagon Budget Fight
Biden’s move to slash dozens of older planes and drones is being met with resistance on Capitol Hill.
Pentagon Looks to Brits to Face Climate ‘Danger Zone’
Britain is eyeing ambitious targets to green its military as the Pentagon faces a budget fight.
Biden Looks to the Future in First Defense Budget
But Biden’s planned cuts to current generation U.S. jets and ships and his makeover of the nuclear arsenal are likely to meet criticism in Congress.
Inside Washington’s Fight to Save Afghans Who Saved Americans
Afghan interpreters were promised U.S. visas. Now, red tape may cost them their lives.
Biden to Complete Full Afghanistan Withdrawal by Sept. 11
The move will finally end the United States’ longest war.
Russian Arms Sale Clouds U.S.-India Ties
New Delhi’s deal for the Russian S-400 system could limit burgeoning military ties with Washington.
A World Without War
A new book argues that America’s massive military is predicated on imaginary threats—and we’d all be better off without it.
Trump Taps Loyalists to Defense Policy Board in Last-Minute Move
The appointments come as part of a broader sweep to reward the president’s supporters with late-game promotions at the Defense Department.
Now Is a Bad Time to Weaken Civilian Control Over the Military
Biden’s nomination of a retired general to head the Pentagon reinforces a dangerous trend. His confirmation must come with concrete safeguards.
What Could Stop an ‘Unhinged’ U.S. President From Ordering a Nuclear Strike?
Not a lot, it turns out.
Defense Secretaries Worried About a Trump Power Grab
Talk of Trump imposing martial law helped spur the ex-Pentagon chiefs to speak out.
Lloyd Austin Isn’t Who You Think He Is
The “silent general” has never been very quiet on policy. That’s exactly why Biden picked him as defense secretary—and why Washington’s foreign-policy establishment is wary.
Biden Defends Choice of Austin for Defense Secretary
Some lawmakers and many national security experts are wary of another general atop the Pentagon, but Lloyd Austin has the president-elect’s ear—and backing.