Pentagon

Inside the Ring: Trump Quietly Working to Replace DNI

Reports that Fleitz is in the running for DNI sent shockwaves through the intelligence bureaucracy

President Trump is continuing to plan to replace his senior intelligence adviser, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, and has considered at least one candidate, according to people close to the White House.

Warren Clashes With Esper Over Raytheon Work

2020 hopeful with ties to Raytheon loses temper with Pentagon nominee: 'This is outrageous!'

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) aggressively questioned Secretary of Defense nominee Mark Esper Tuesday over the ethical implications of his prior lobbying for Raytheon, the defense giant with ties to Warren.

Warren Delivered for Massachusetts Defense Interests in Senate

2020 candidate now calling for crackdown on Pentagon lobbying

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) released a plan last month to crack down on corporate lobbying influence at the Pentagon, but she has worked aggressively on behalf of major defense interests in Massachusetts during her time in the Senate.

Is the U.S. Planning for the Right War?

Analysis: The Pentagon may not be prepared for the next war, but it wants to be ready for the more important one

US soldiers take part in a massive amphibious landingThere are at least two problems with the military shifting its focus toward great-power war against Eurasia's two giants at the expense of its capabilities to conduct irregular warfare in the Middle East. First, it seems that, realistically, the next war in which the U.S. is engaged is much more likely to be irregular and involve terrorists and insurgents in Africa or the Middle East, rather than, say, a war with China over Taiwan. Second, regardless of what objective analysis shows to be the most sound, effective defense strategy for the U.S., the political reality in Washington is that the Middle East always seems to dominate the headlines, and lawmakers can never seem to make the strategic shift away from the region.