Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) on Monday released a plan to boost the national defense budget by $430 billion over five years in order to grow and modernize the U.S. military.
Russia’s meddling in the U.S. presidential election and cyber security took center stage at several confirmation hearings for Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees this past week, with lawmakers from both parties raising questions about the government’s efforts to counter aggression in cyber space.
A leading public-relations service blasted and then removed a news release this week highlighting a campaign to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump by crashing WhiteHouse.gov.
Lawmakers in both chambers of Congress have voted to pass legislation allowing retired Marine Gen. James Mattis to serve as secretary of defense in the administration of Donald Trump.
The full Senate on Thursday afternoon approved legislation that would allow retired Marine Gen. James Mattis to serve as defense secretary in the administration of Donald Trump.
Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis on Thursday pledged to bolster the U.S. military and build the “strongest alliances possible” should he be confirmed as secretary of defense.
Donald Trump will need to confront the continued instability and corruption in Afghanistan as well as a resilient Taliban insurgency that continues to challenge Afghan military and police forces, according to the special inspector for Afghanistan reconstruction.
Donald Trump revealed Wednesday that he will nominate President Obama’s undersecretary for health at the Department of Veterans Affairs to lead the agency, after weeks of meeting with several candidates for the job.
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program has been delayed again and will cost at least $500 million more, according to correspondence between the Pentagon and the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Retired four-star Marine Gen. John Kelly faced questions about border security, counterterrorism efforts, and cyber attacks during his confirmation hearing to serve as secretary of homeland security in the administration of Donald Trump.