Department of Defense

McConnell Challenger Video Buries Marine, DoD Endorsement Disclaimer

(Updated) McGrath is a retired Marine lieutenant colonel

Democrat Amy McGrath, a retired Marine lieutenant colonel who announced Tuesday she is running against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.), didn't include disclaimers about the Department of Defense and Marines not endorsing candidates as she invoked her military service in her launch video.

Iran, Russia, China Continuing Operations to Disrupt 2020 Elections

U.S. intel community, law enforcement monitoring multiple events in lead-up

In the lead-up to the 2020 elections, the United States is already laying the groundwork to boost its own counter-operations and detection methods in order to thwart a possible attack on the nationwide election systems, as well as social media efforts by rogue nations.

U.S. Kicks Off 19-Nation War Games Drills in Ukraine

With threats from Iran, Russia rising, America launches war games

The United States military and partners from 19 countries are getting set to kick off a massive series of war drills in Ukraine amid rising threats from Iran and Russia, according to the Defense Department.

Trump, Irritated By Resignation Letter, Pushes Mattis Out Early

Defense Secretary James MattisWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday said he was replacing Defense Secretary Jim Mattis two months earlier than had been expected, a move officials said was driven by Trump’s anger at Mattis’ resignation letter and its rebuke of his foreign policy.

DOD: Incompetence Led Air Force Not to Share Shooter’s Criminal Records With FBI

'The failures had drastic consequences and should not have occurred'

The Air Force repeatedly failed to submit the Sutherland Springs shooter's criminal record to the FBI, allowing the shooter to purchase guns without failing a background check. A report issued by the Department of Defense's Inspector General on Thursday said this was due to a lack of understanding or mistakes on the part of military law enforcement officials.

The Wrong Time to Cut Defense

Column: A new bipartisan report exposes the dangers facing America

US soldiers take part in a massive amphibious landingLast month, when the Treasury Department reported that the fiscal year 2018 deficit was a staggering $779 billion, President Trump made an announcement. Before meeting with his cabinet, the president said he would be asking every secretary to trim five percent, "if not more," from his or her budget. Nor would he exempt the department of Defense. Here's hoping Trump changes his mind. Cutting the resources available to the Pentagon is a bad idea. A new report from the bipartisan National Defense Strategy Commission underscores just how bad.