It cannot reliably protect even its most closely guarded secrets from adversaries. There is no reason to trust it to store years of details about private citizens’ communications, too.
The president weighs in on a long-standing debate over using public money to support religious organizations.
If the United States wishes to defeat Osama bin Laden's heirs and the toxic potency of their message, it needs to recommit to its most basic values.
The secretary of defense could run afoul of his boss if his review of the policy on transgender troops follows the facts to their conclusion.
A proposal in Congress would create the first new uniformed service in 70 years, but it faces opposition from the Pentagon.
The resignation of George Selim, a key Homeland Security official, may signal a shift away from treating the American Muslim community as partners in the struggle against radicalization.
Members of a House committee expressed their concerns over a recent report revealing holes in how the agency turns over unused military gear to law enforcement.
The president’s announcement reverses the Obama-era plan to phase in the open participation of these Americans.
The Trump administration is pledging to audit the Department of Defense for the first time in its history while simultaneously demanding a record spending increase. Can it do both?
In three short months, Jaelyn Young and Muhammad Dakhlalla found themselves at the center of America’s debate over radicalization.
In 2016, Captain Nathan Smith sued President Obama for issuing an order to engage in the battle against ISIS without congressional approval. Can his case clarify the debate over President Trump’s strikes in Syria?
A new report confirms the skepticism of civil libertarians. But if the initiative is discontinued, will its replacement be any better?
Allocating more money for defense and a lot less for diplomacy, the White House is unveiling a spending proposal that’s meant to reflect campaign promises more than it’s meant to get through Congress.
The Bureau has long defended “Judeo-Christianity.” Minority groups have not fared as well.
A senior American official was compromised by his relationship with a foreign government. Who else has ties to the Russian state?
The outcome of the battle over Trump’s travel ban focused on seven mostly Muslim nations is hard to predict.
America cannot punish its elected officials for allowing its military, diplomatic corps, and intelligence services to take risks necessary to pursue its interests.
The president made significant changes to the council’s most influential committees, but the real concern is whether he will incorporate it into his decision-making process at all.
The executive order drew criticism from several prominent Republicans but support from party leaders. Democrats roundly denounced the policy.
In his farewell address, the president highlighted his legacy on national-security issues, but his actions may have opened the way for future abuses.