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.
In the final days of the Obama administration, the military has issued new guidelines for religious accommodations and dress.
The president-elect borrows an idea from his predecessor, using his bully pulpit to take on Boeing and a costly new set of wings.
The Trump administration will determine the future of the Third Offset, a plan for ensuring the long-term competitive advantage of the U.S. armed forces.
His campaign announced endorsements from 88 retired generals and admirals. That’s nice, but 500 backed Mitt Romney in 2012.
Proposed “entry-exit” systems seem simple but have succumbed to real-world complications.
Since 9/11, national-security officials have made policy on a myth of American invulnerability. They should have been preparing everyday citizens for the worst in order to make the country stronger.
GOP leaders have crafted an agenda that bears little resemblance to their presidential candidate’s stated vision.
The presumptive Republican nominee tries to draw a contrast between himself and Hillary Clinton, but both of them supported U.S. involvement in both Libya and Iraq.