Lawrence Korb, Alex Rothman, and Laura Conley explain why reasonable cuts to defense spending outlined by President Obama will enhance our national security.
Shutting down the government would disrupt a number of critical Defense Department functions including troop pay and recruiting, write Lawrence J. Korb, Rudy deLeon, and Laura Conley.
Report Lawrence Korb and Laura Conley detail why U.S. military recruitment goals demonstrate that gay and lesbian Americans serving our country is a nonissue.
Report Crosby Burns and Jeff Krehely discuss the next steps in the implementation of DADT repeal.
Peter Juul dissects conservative rage over President Obama’s multilateral-led military intervention in Libya to reveal their many contradictions.
Crosby Burns and Jeff Krehely detail how the Pentagon and our nation’s military leaders will go about implementing the repeal of this outdated and ineffective policy.
Crosby Burns and Jeff Krehely identify the key Republican senators whose support is necessary to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” this year.
The Senate vote to not proceed to debate the 2011 National Defense Authorization Act was a step backward in efforts to repeal the "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" policy, write Winnie Stachelberg and Rudy deLeon.
Dr. Israel Drazin, a former chaplain and brigadier general, debunks the claim that military chaplains must either sacrifice their religious freedom or face dismissal if “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is repealed.
The Senate has the opportunity to end an unjust policy in our military that hurts our national security, write Lawrence Korb and Laura Conley.
Peter Juul previews the potential conflicts likely to arise in the upcoming defense budget debate. It’s sure to be messy.
A telling family dispute over allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in our military reveals Sen. McCain’s strategy of delay, writes Sam Fulwood III.
Report Recommendations to advance progressive change from the Center for American Progress and Senior Fellows, compiled by Sarah Rosen Wartell and with a forward from John Podesta.
Congress should pass the fiscal year 2011 National Defense Authorization Act and end a policy that hurts our moral authority and national security, write Laura Conley and Alex Rothman.