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.
A new lawsuit wrongly asks the U.S. judicial branch to weigh in on the military action against ISIS.
A metaphor conceals the price paid by those who serve their country in times of war.
As the NSC swells to more than 400 staffers, a congressional proposal offers the White House a choice: Cut it down to size, or subject it to more oversight.
How a fight against social progress in the U.S. military collapsed in on itself.
A U.S. Army captain sues the White House in federal court to find out.
One Republican’s attempt stop the integration of women into the military might end up making them eligible for the draft.
An alphabet soup’s worth of government agencies are exercising their ability to look down on ordinary citizens.
The repurposed military tactic is both unethical and ineffective in today’s conflicts.
Attacked by rivals for being soft on defense, the Texas senator lays out a program to guarantee peace through strength.