Defense

Trump expected to keep Esper at the Pentagon despite clashes

In recent days, Senate leaders have urged the White House to keep Esper in place, said one of the administration officials. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Armed Services Committee Chair Jim Inhofe, in particular, have pressured the White House “to not shake things up,” the person said. “McConnell and Inhofe have made clear their views,” […]

Defense

Biden could take swift action on transgender ban, nuclear weapons

Nuclear weapons The Pentagon budget, like other federal spending, will be under new pressure regardless of the outcome of the election, forcing some major acquisition programs to be cut or scaled back. The Biden administration is expected to take an especially close look at one particular set of programs: nuclear weapons. One program considered especially […]