White House Chief of Staff John Kelly instructed a haughty mainstream media with wisdom from an experienced Marine and a fierce, swift butt-kicking.
Steve Bannon’s cynicism is only the latest in a disturbing trend of politicos of all stripes conflating ‘support for the troops’ and military service with their own politics.
The service academies are now the vanity projects of the military brass, not viable contributions to U.S. defense.
Despite his liberal, pacifist inclinations, my father answered his country’s call during the Vietnam War, and worked as a U.S. Army medic.
No, the secretary of Defense is not leading or participating in a cabinet-level coup against the duly elected president of the United States.
A lawsuit filed against President Trump’s ban on enlistments by transgender Americans says ‘gender identity is…biologically rooted, and fixed at an early age.’ Trans people don’t think so.
Across the nation and even across highly ‘military’ populated states, military children face variable academic requirements, systems, and learning styles.
If the military brass needs to cast the surgery kings and queens out to protect transgender military service for the healthy elements of our community, then I’m all for it.
Transgenders and transsexuals are every bit as human as everyone else, deserve every bit of human compassion, and shouldn’t be discriminated against. But that’s simply not the issue here.
The public’s eagerness to see a general impose order on the White House—with the president’s blessing, no less—represents a potentially dangerous bargain.
If using the bathroom corresponding to your chromosomes while on base and paying for your own cosmetic alterations is too great of a sacrifice, the military life may not be for you.
Military service is a privilege, not a right. And the military has an obligation only to admit and retain soldiers who make it more effective at fighting wars.
Progressives’ arguments in favor of transgender soldiers are drenched in self-righteousness—but they are also inane and dangerous.
I recently received a copy of the new ‘Tier Three Transgender Training’ materials that the U.S. Army is now using in mandatory training for all soldiers.
If Defense Secretary James Mattis cannot persuade Trump to request additional funds for the U.S. military, then perhaps he can convince him to reprioritize existing funding instead.
The last 25 years of urban unrest in America, and around the world, show how rapidly domestic tranquility can collapse when law enforcement steps aside or is overwhelmed.
The Trump administration is a lot closer to conventional foreign policy orthodoxy than many of his political enemies thought or his supporters desired.
During the Obama era, our military maneuvers were transparent to a fault. We need the element of surprise when conducting operations overseas.
Our defense budget is a sieve for congressional pet projects, special interest contracts, and social engineering programs. Pumping more fuel into the tank is little use if you don’t patch the holes.
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