National Security

NATO has agreed “in principle” to send additional personnel to Iraq, potentially freeing up the U.S. to bring some of its training personnel home, Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced Feb. 13. NATO member states agreed to send more train, advise, and assist personnel to the ...
The Pentagon is asking Congress to move $3.8 billion, including nearly $1.5 billion in Air Force funding, from weapons programs to the border wall project. The Feb. 13 reprogramming request would shift $2.2 billion from already appropriated base budget funds for fiscal 2020 plus another ...
The Pentagon is asking $23.1 billion for its military intelligence program in fiscal 2021. That level is nearly flat from its 2020 request, but still the highest since the Pentagon began releasing its MIP topline in 2013. Prior years' toplines show funding has ebbed and ...
The threat of large-scale Iranian action against the United States has waned following the Jan. 3 drone strike that killed that country’s top military leader; however, small-scale attacks have returned, experts said Feb. 7. The strike at the Baghdad International Airport, which killed Iranian Quds ...