No, the military is not ‘defying’ President Trump’s orders. They are waiting for them. Trump has made zero policy follow-ups to his viral tweets about a military transgender ban.
The president will soon make one of the weightiest decisions of his presidency: whether he should increase America’s military mission in Afghanistan.
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.
President Trump is correct to block trans soldiers’ attempts to emulate the opposite sex because it will not strengthen our military nor provide transgender people long-term help.
‘You can hack it or you can’t . . . Political correctness has no place in the military.’
Transgender individuals will no longer be allowed to serve in the military ‘in any capacity,’ President Trump tweeted Wednesday morning, reversing an Obama administration policy.
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.
Serious observers of world affairs are having a very difficult time explaining what strategic effects the missile attack on a Syrian military airport had.
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.
Over the past several months I’ve met Americans worried about the state of Navy, surprised at the degree to which sea power impacts U.S. prosperity, and nervous about foreign aggression.
It’s my humble opinion that New Yorkers, generally among our most highly educated, paradoxically understand among the least.
Veterans are not getting the health care—including the mental health care—they need to thrive and survive after their service.
The question we must ask now is: ‘Will the presence of a woman in combat negatively affect an infantry unit?’ This is the only question that matters in this debate.
Federal law currently bars James Mattis from taking the job of defense secretary. Congress should change that.
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